Last Update: 2017 - 09 - 05
Access DevCon 2017 - On Video
On Saturday and Sunday April 1st and 2nd, 2017 the very first international Access Developer Conference, Access DevCon, took place.
Some of the world’s leading Microsoft Access Experts and Microsoft Access MVPs came to Vienna, Austria to share their outstanding knowledge about advanced Access and VBA Development with an international audience of Microsoft Access Professionals and Enthusiasts.
As a welcome addition two members of Microsoft’s Access Team took part in the conference to present the news in Access 2016 (those added after the initial release!) to the audience and gather feedback from the attending Access Users.
The full agenda is listed at the Access DevCon Website.
It was an exciting experience to attend the live conference and meet all those nice, friendly and knowledgeable Access People in person. - But here is the next best thing:
Get the conference on video!
In cooperation with the conference organizer, long-time Access MVP Karl Donaubauer, I recorded the presentations on video.
Here is your opportunity to get the latest news from the Access Team, expand your personal knowledge about Access, VBA, SQL Server, JSON and other exciting technologies.
Watch all the presentations of the conference from the comfort of your office or living room!
If you are here already, you absolutely have to take a peek at the trailer…
You like what you saw in the trailer?
Buy the whole conference package for only 89 EUR (98 USD)!
Here is what you get…
The full conference package includes the exclusive presentation of members of the Microsoft Access Team!
You save 32 EUR. (Compared to purchasing all the presentations individually.)
Your purchase will be safely processed by our video hosting partner vimeo.com.
If you’ve got any concerns, go over to our Video on Demand page at Vimeo to complete your purchase there.
You rather want to pick and choose individual videos then buy the full package? - No problem at all
Buy any of the presentations for only 15 EUR (~16.50 USD)!
Each of the presentations provides a lot of value on its own. Here is the full list of the individually available recordings.
Access Flows - Thomas Pfoch, picoware, wizard from Berlin, Germany (+Karl Donaubauer, beautiful assistant)
Ever seen a fast&fluid Access touch app on a tablet?
Access Strategies - Luke Chung, FMS, Vienna (Virginia), USA
As long-term president of the biggest producer of Access tools, Luke has the most substantiated "industry" view of the product. His ideas on important strategic aspects lead to lively discussions.
Optimizing Access with SQL Server online - Juan Soto, IT Impact, Chicago, USA
Advanced topic on how to configure Access to work with a cloud hosted SQL Server. During this session we will discuss pitfalls to avoid and optimization techniques in order to get Access working great even if the data is web hosted.
• What to avoid doing when your data is in the cloud, sometimes perception is as important as reality
Two Professional Tools to Extend Access Development - Kevin Bell, COMC, Redmond, USA
Git with OASIS-SVN
Our company works on large projects with multiple developers. So we need to manage the development source code. The newest version of OASIS-SVN now offers tighter integration with Git repositories:
• A few basics of source code control with Access
To complement our Access frontends for SQL Server we need web/mobile frontends. Microsoft has tried (and failed) from DAPs to Access Web Apps, and PowerApps are still a toddler. However there is a professional tool from Microsoft that will allow you to access your data remotely and will surprise you with its ease of use: ASP.Net MVC
Access Challenges - Luke Chung, FMS, Vienna (Virginia), USA
25 years of development work with Access mean dealing with a bunch of product bugs and limitations, solving design issues and developing best practices in many fields.
Communicating with JSON Services Natively in Access VBA - Peter Bryant, Corylus Business Systems, Cambridge, UK
Access can talk to HTTP services, but doesn't provide built-in abilities to deal with the data from JSON or XML API calls. Whilst there are third party tools and libraries out there, they have their limitations and might not be permitted or welcome on a project (which is how this came about). We show how to do it in Access VBA with a few standard references and no other external dependencies.
Techniques+Tricks for Access Pros - Anders Ebro, Exacto, Copenhagen, Denmark
Automated Testing in Access Applications - Paul Rohorzka, TechTalk, Vienna, Austria
Your application works great, your code is clean, your customer is happy. But all of a sudden weird behaviour starts creeping in, bugs show up, things get broken that worked before. And painfully even users start reporting problems, because you didn't notice that nasty side-effect of your latest change.
You’re not sure yet? - You can read my personal account of the conference to get further information. And here is another free bonus video from the conference.
"NuGet" for Access - Open discussion hosted by Kevin Bell
An introduction and open discussion on creating a package manager for Access. The goal is to offer a community driven platform that allows people to market their Access related tools or utilities to other Access users with minimal effort. Similar to what NuGet does for Visual Studio.
Slides and Demos
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