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NATIONAL SEMINAR Tuesday 20th May 2014

To be held at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre, Off Peacock Lane, Wokingham, RG40 3DF Tel: 01189 747576


8.45 – 9.15 Registration Tea and Coffee

9.15 – 9.30 Introduction – by Rod Gordon, Chairman of the Access User Group

9.30 – 10.30 A Few Of My Favourite Things presented by Steve Girling, Dentons Directories

Steve will present some real world examples including;

  • An online postcode lookup and address finder integration system
  • Google address accuracy and longitude/latitude lookups
  • Embedding pdf’s inside forms and sending SMS text messages in a business environment where the users always click yes

10.30 – 10.45 Break for Tea/Coffee and refreshments

10.45 – 12.00 Improvements to Access 2013 Web Apps presented by Kevin Bell, Microsoft USA

It’s been just over a year since Access Services 2013 has been publicly available on Office 365. In that time the Access team has been working away at making the service more robust. In this session we will walk through some of the subtle and not so subtle changes that have been deployed…. Plus one special change that is coming soon.

12.00 - 13.00 New in Access 2013 Web Apps presented by Kevin Nickel, Microsoft USA

Apps for Office is a new technology for extending Office applications. You may have seen them already in Excel, Word and Outlook. Well, the newest version of this technology is coming to apps created with Access. I will show how to build, test and deploy your own Apps for Office as well as how to use those in the Office Store.

13.00 – 13.45 Break for Lunch

13.45 – 15.00 Presence and Future of Access presented by Karl Donaubauer

This session will tackle some disputed subjects from different perspectives;

  • The current status of Access as a development tool, its strengths and weaknesses, its position in the market in enterprises and at MS.
  • Microsoft’s exclusive focus on web apps and what it means for the desktop, the
  • Access developers and their clients.
  • The image problems of Access and Access developers.
  • Requests of professional Access developers towards Microsoft; How can developers and communities influence the way things go?

15.00 – 15.15 Break for Tea/Coffee and refreshments

15.15 – 16.00 vbeTwister – State-of-the-art IDE for VBA presented by Karl Donaubauer

After 15 years without any changes and modernisations, the VBA editor is outdated. It lacks a lot of features that are present in modern editors like Visual Studio. This tool catches up at least 10 of the 15 years. Of course it includes most of the good things we know from MZTools and other third-party-helpers but then it adds many long missing features to the VBE that will change the way you work. Watch and trust your eyes!

16.00 – 16.15 Closing by Rod Gordon


£100.00 + VAT (£120.00 including VAT) for members
£135.00 + VAT (£162.00 including VAT) for non-members

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Annual membership of the Access User Group costs £70.00 + VAT (£84.00 including VAT) for an individual membership and £225.00 + VAT (£270.00 including VAT) for corporate membership (up to 5 named employees). Payment for membership should be made to: Access User Group.

For further details on membership and the seminar contact Margaret Chamberlain at: , telephone: 01242 256549, or visit our web site at: