What’s new in Access 2013 for developers

Mike Stowe, Programming Writer, Office Developer Documentation team, authored today's post. Access 2013 features a new type of application model, Access apps, that’s makes it easy to create, customize, and deploy an app to the cloud.

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What’s new in Access 2013 for developers

Leveraging Windows Azure WCF Services to Connect BCS with SharePoint Online

Introduction You might have read an earlier post of mine where I discussed the new Business Connectivity Services (BCS) functionality in SharePoint Online (SP-O) and walked through how you can leverage jQuery and JavaScript to interact with an external list in SharePoint Online. This blog post assumed that you had created an external list in the first place and provided you with some code snippets to create a view of an external list. Since that time, a great post from Christian Glessner popped up that shows you how you can walk through creating an external list using SQL Azure.

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Create SQL Server Compact Edition Database with VBA

In a previously post I wrote about how we can retrieve data from a SQL Server Compact Edition (SSCE) database with ADO and Excel.

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Create SQL Server Compact Edition Database with VBA

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Database Size Limit Increased to 10GB

Great news for SQL Server Express users today! We increased the maximum database size in SQL Server 2008 R2 Express from 4GB to 10GB . You can try it out today – just go to SQL Server 2008 R2 Download Page and select “SQL Server 2008 R2 Express” from the menu on the left side of the page: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2Downloads.aspx   FAQ Is the database size limit increased in all editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express? Yes, SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Tools and SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services will allow 10GB databases as well.

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Access 2010: Application Parts and Data Type Parts

One of our goals with Access 2010 was to make it easier to reuse your database design work. In the Access 2007 Developer Extensions, we allow you to save a database as a template, making it available for others to use either as a starting point or a ready-to-use application.

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Access 2010: Application Parts and Data Type Parts

Microsoft Access Services for Microsoft Access 2010

Improve the Reach and Manageability of Microsoft Access 2010 Database Applications with Microsoft Access Services

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Microsoft Access Services for Microsoft Access 2010

Northwind Office Business Application Updated for Visual Studio, Office & SharePoint 2010

Last year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. Recently I started releasing articles that show how to upgrade the VS2008 version to VS2010: Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010 Build WPF Data Controls for Outlook Addins Easily with VS2010 Migrating a 2007 Workflow to Visual Studio & SharePoint 2010 Today I updated the sample with some more goodies including some SharePoint 2010 web parts that I’ll write about soon

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Publish to SharePoint (part 1)

Today’s guest writer is Ric Lewis—the PM in charge of publishing to SharePoint. A common question in the Access community is “how do I get my app on the web?” Here is the most recent example : My wife and I have just started our own Recruitment business and I started an Access DB to basically be a contact manager and to track our jobs, candidates, clients and placements we make. I got to a certain point and realized I was out of my depth, so I enlisted the help of an Access Developer to finish it off.

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Access Services overview and install information

Recently on The Access Show Ryan and I introduced Access Services and created a donations application that ran in the browser. I thought it would be helpful to provide some background to the vision and direction.

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Access Services overview and install information

Adding Repeating Data to PowerPoint

In a previous post, I showed you how to create a product catalog in a Word document using the Open XML SDK . I also showed you how to make PowerPoint a reporting application based on data within a database . Today, I am going to show you how to create a product catalog in a PowerPoint deck using the Open XML SDK.

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Adding Repeating Data to PowerPoint