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Dedicated SQL 2012 Hosting for Unlimited Access Databases

We have been getting tons of requests from Access developers and DBAs about SQL Server 2012 (previously known as “Denali”) that need multiple databases and other more robust SQL 2012 options. Today we are pleased to announce the availability of … Continue reading

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How Access Services 2013 has changed since 2010 and what that means for Access Developers

One of the most important changes with Access 2013 and their new web apps is in the architecture itself. In SharePoint 2010, Access Web Services was storing everything in SharePoint (and then SharePoint’s content was backed up by SQL).  Access … Continue reading

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Moving Your Microsoft Access Database to the Cloud

AccessHosting.Com offers a number of different approaches for moving Access 2003, 2007 and 2010 databases off of your desktop or corporate network and onto the web. Moving your Access database to the cloud has wide ranging benefits including increased security, … Continue reading

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Help4Access + Access Hosting = Databases in Action!

Sasha Froyland, CEO of Help4Access has put together some awesome videos showing off what you can do with Microsoft Access in the cloud. All of these videos utilize Access Hosting as the backend/hosting solution so they are great examples of what can … Continue reading

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Access 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1

We have been busy testing the latest Service Pack for SharePoint 2010 and Access 2010 and will be making this upgrade available to our customers in the near future. In the meantime we thought it would be useful to review … Continue reading

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Demystifying currentwebuser(x)

As many of you know currentwebuser(x) can be used inside your Access Web Database as follows: 0 gives current user’s member ID. 1 gives current user’s display name. 2 gives current user’s login name 3 gives current user’s e-mail address. … Continue reading

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Tell us how you use Access Web Databases and get a FREE copy of the Access 2010 Programmers Reference

We love hearing how our customers are solving real world business problems using Access Web Databases – so we decided a giveaway was in order. Simply drop us a note via a support ticket at that includes some details … Continue reading

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Preventing Web Users from Opening your Database in Access 2010

This video shows you how to create a new set of SharePoint permissions that will prevent users from opening your web database in Access 2010. The users are able to modify data in web based forms and render web based … Continue reading

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Importing from the Azure DataMarket into Access 2010 via Excel PowerPivot

This video show you how to tap into the Windows Azure DataMarket for information that can be exported to Excel PowerPivot and then imported into a new Access Web Database.

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Introducing Dedicated and Semi-Dedicated Hosting for Access Web Services

We have worked with several of our customers who are Access Power Users and have specific requests and have finally gotten around to creating a page that describes our Dedicated and Semi-Dedicated Hosting Plans.  If there’s any features or SharePoint … Continue reading

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Access 2010 New Features: The Trust Center

When you open an Access Database for the first time, you will see a yellow security warning. Clicking Enable Content will enable the macros and ActiveX controls of the database file.  Access 2010 will remember what Databases and Websites that … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Microsoft Access 2010 Hybrid Application

This video is much longer than our typical short form tutorial videos but it provides a more comprehensive view of the new Access 2010 Hybrid Web Database architecture. The demonstration walks through the entire process of creating a hybrid application … Continue reading

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Demystifying the Access 2010 runtime client

The introduction of web based forms and reports in Access 2010 is a huge step forward for the product, but there are many scenarios which dictate that an application be developed natively in Access 2010. Fortunately, the Access 2010 runtime … Continue reading

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How much SharePoint 2010 storage will my Access application consume ?

We recently had a customer using our Developer Sandbox hosting plan run out of storage space as they published a web application to SharePoint. Further investigation of this problem uncovered a very interesting dilemma for Access Services developers: The size … Continue reading

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