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The purpose of this page is to announce news and forthcoming events related to Access

It will also be used to explain how you can catch up on some
recent events you may have missed including web links and YouTube videos where available.

I hope you find this information useful.

If you are aware of other forthcoming events of interest, please let me know by
email



Access News


Access User Group - Europe

A new online Europe chapter of Access User Groups was launched earlier in 2022. This meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 18:00/6 PM London (UK) time.

The group is co-chaired by Alessandro Grimaldi & myself (Colin Riddington) and provides a forum for IT professionals, developers, and new users to share and learn about Microsoft Access.

The group focus is on innovative and lesser known features in Access with an invited speaker discussing a topic relevant to Access developers for the first 45 minutes of the session. The remaining time is used to answer questions, share ideas and suggest topics for future sessions.

More details are available at the AUG Europe webpage.

Each session is recorded and uploaded to the Access Europe channel on YouTube.

Please subscribe to get advance notice about topics planned for future meetings. Do join us!



Access News - YouTube

Great news! Karl Donaubauer (Access MVP) has now released the first three editions of a series of quarterly 'newscasts' where he shares the latest news about Microsoft Access.

The videos are each about 30 minutes in length and are now available on Karl's YouTube channel.
The videos are both entertaining and informative. Do check them out!




Forthcoming Events


Access Europe User Group (AEU) - Wed 7 Sept 2022

I will be leading an online session on Optimising Queries and the JET ShowPlan for the Access Europe User Group on 7 Sept 2022

For more details and connection info, see:

Access Europe – Colin Riddington (Optimising Queries and the JET ShowPlan)




Recent Events


Access DevCon 2022      Thur 28 + Fri 29 April 2022

I was pleased to run two sessions at the online Access DevCon conference in April 2022:
- Annotating Google Maps
- Translate & Speak

Full details of all conference sessions and speakers are available on the DevCon website.

Videos from three of the DevCon sessions are now available on Karl Donaubauer's YouTube channel.



Access User Group - Europe (AEU)     Wed 2 Mar 2022

The first meeting of the new Europe (AEU) chapter of AccessUserGroups.org was held on Wed 2 March.
It was co-hosted by
Alessandro Grimaldi and myself (Colin Riddington).

The video of the first meeting is now available at the Access User Groups channel on YouTube.

All meetings will be held on the first Wed of each month at 18:00 UK time
Please subscribe to get advance notice about the topics planned for future meetings of the new chapter.



Denver Area Access User Group - (DAAUG)     Thur 17 Feb 2022

I was also asked to run an updated version of my Automatic Form Resizing presentation to the online Denver Area Access User Group on Thursday 17 Feb . The latest version includes guidance on using automatic form resizing with datasheets and navigation forms.

The session video is now available at the Denver Area Access User Groups channel on YouTube.



UK Access User Group (UK AUG) - Tues 8 Feb 2022

I led an online session for the UK Access User Group earlier this year on Automatic Form Resizing

Another scheduled online session on Controlling the Application Interface was originally planned for Wed 8 June. It will now probably form part of the next live UK AUG event provisionally being considered for later in 2022.

Further details will be published at a later date at the UK Access User Group website.



Access User Group - Eastern Time (ET)      Fri 17 Dec 2021

I recently led a session on Controlling the Application Interface to the online AUG ET group on Friday 17 Dec. Further details about this event are available at the Access User Groups website.

The session video is now available at the Access User Groups channel on YouTube.



Access User Group - Pacific (AP)      Thur 2 Dec 2021

Michael Aldridge is the Principal Program Manager for Access at Microsoft. Michael led a session explaining the Updated Access Roadmap and the new Access Connector for Dataverse.

The session video is now available at the Access User Groups channel on YouTube.



Access User Group - Lunchtime (AL)      Tues 30 Nov 2021

Peter Cole of ThemeMyDatabase.co.uk led an excellent session where he explained how to update API declarations to work in 64-bit Access.

The session video is now available at the Access User Groups channel on YouTube.



Access User Group - Lunchtime (AL)     Tues 28 Sept 2021

I ran a session on Automatic Form Resizing to the online AUG Lunchtime group in Sept 2021.

The 1 hour session showed how to resize and reposition Access forms and their controls for users with different screen sizes and resolutions. The session also covered zooming forms in/out.

All
required code is available FREE.

The session video is now available at the Access User Groups channel on YouTube.



Access User Group - Pacific (AP)      Thur 2 Sept 2021

Crystal Long (MVP) and I jointly ran a session on obtaining Extended File Properties using Access to the online AUG Pacific group in Sept 2021.

The 1 hour session was used to demonstrate two free Access applications used to obtain the extended file properties of any file or group of files in Windows.

All
required code is available FREE.

The session video is now available at the Access User Groups channel on YouTube.



Access DevCon      Fri 23 Apr 2021

I ran a session to introduce the main features of my JSON Analyse & Transform for Access (JATFA) application to the online Access DevCon 2021 conference in April 2021.

This app was designed to make importing and handling JSON files in Access both a straightforward and, in many cases, a largely automated task.

For more information, see JSON Analyse & Transform for Access (JATFA)

The session video is now available at the Access DevCon channel on YouTube.



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