Friday, October 09, 2015

How To Improve Microsoft Access Desktop

You will never get a chance to ask the Microsoft Access team for improvements to good Access Desktops again. Trust me, the time to get any changes to Access 2019 is quickly closing.  Just to whet your appetite, here are the top voted requests as of the 9th October


  • Make it possible to stop Access Desktop from being an Automation Server so that security is improved

  • Please make Access able to handle more data types as are commonly used in Server databases

  • Gracefully handle ODBC connection lost failure

  • When creating forms and reports, checkboxes should be centered in the space

  • Enable Ctrl-Spacebar to Popup Intellisense in Queries
  • add event: Before Leave Record

If you want some ideas, back in 2006 I wrote an editorial for Smart Access where we got the readers to send in their best ideas.  Maybe Garry's list will give you ideas for the Access Desktop requests sites above

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