Microsoft Access

Microsoft Office Access 2010 Inside Out

Posted April 26, 2011 By Mike
Microsoft Office Access 2010 Inside Out
Jeff Conrad
John L. Viescas
ISBN 0-7356-2685-5
CD included
Microsoft has extended the features introduced in Access 2007 by enhancing the macro facility and giving you the ability to design forms and reports that can be directly ported to a Microsoft SharePoint web server.This comprehensive book, updated thoroughly by my “partner in crime,” Jeff Conrad, has all the details you need to become an expert using this new version.

Microsoft Office Access 2007 Inside Out

Posted April 26, 2011 By Mike

Microsoft Office Access 2007 Inside Out
John L. Viescas
Jeff Conrad
ISBN 0-7356-2325-2
CD included
Microsoft has completely redesigned the user interface for all Microsoft Office products! Even if you’re an expert using Access, you need this book to learn how to work in this new edition of the world’s most popular desktop database. The book is also chock-full of details about the new features, including multi-value and attachment fields, Layout view for forms and reports, enhanced interface with Microsoft SharePoint Services, and much more.

Microsoft Access 2003 Inside Out

Posted April 25, 2011 By Mike

Microsoft Office Access 2003 Inside Out
John L. Viescas
ISBN 0-7356-1513-6
CD included.
When Microsoft Press says "Inside Out," they mean it! This book covers how to build Desktop (mdb) applications, how to create Project (adp) applications, automating your application with Visual Basic, using Access on the Web, and much more. The CD is chock-full of sample code and includes three fully-functioning applications.

Note: If you are running Microsoft Access 2000 (version 9), but have purchased Microsoft Office Access 2003 Inside Out, you will not be able to open any of the sample databases because they are all in 2002/2003 format. Go to my Links page to download a copy the sample databases that I converted back to Access 2000 format.

Building Microsoft Access Applications

Posted April 25, 2011 By Mike

Building Microsoft Access Applications
John L. Viescas
ISBN 0-7356-2039-3
CD included
You can find lots of Access books that give you neat tips and tricks to make your applications more robust, but none that give you a complete application with all the features built-in and a thorough guide to how the application works.Building Microsoft Access Applications includes four, count ’em four, complete and working applications, and the chapters walk you through the table design and all the code that makes the applications work. The applications included in the book and on the CD are Membership Tracking, Inventory Management, Customer Support, and Registration Management. This was a fun set of applications to build, and it’s a testimony to the power of Access that I built all four in less than a year (with a little help from my son).

Special Edition Using Access 2002

Posted April 21, 2011 By Mike

Special Edition Using Access 2002
Roger Jennings
ISBN 0-78972-510-X
Sorry, but there is no 2002 edition of Running. I highly recommend Roger’s book as a good foundation for Intermediate users. This is a far better buy than the Microsoft Access 2002 Inside Out book (not written by me).

Access 2002 Developers Handbook Set

Posted April 20, 2011 By Mike

Paul Litwin, Ken Getz, Mike Gunderloy
ISBN 0-7821-4011-4
CDs included
Just like their previous editions, this is the book to own if you’re serious about developing advanced applications using Microsoft Access. Where else can you buy 30+ years of collective developer experience for under $100?

Access Cookbook

Posted April 18, 2011 By Mike

Access Cookbook
Paul Litwin, Ken Getz, Andy Baron
ISBN 0-5960-0084-7
CD included
This is a great little (OK, so it’s 720 pages) book that contains “answers” to many common tricky development tasks. The section on how to use the new Printers collection is particularly cool! The book is organized by type of task: queries, forms, reports, code, API calls, etc.

Microsoft Access 2002 Step-by-Step

Posted April 17, 2011 By Mike

Microsoft Access 2002 Step-by-Step
Online Training Solutions, Inc.
ISBN 0-73561-299-4
Disk included
If you’re a rank beginner, start with this book. This is the 2002 version of the popular beginner tutorial.

Running Microsoft Access 2000

Posted April 16, 2011 By Mike

Running Microsoft Access 2000
John L. Viescas
ISBN 1-57231-934-8
CD included
This edition of the book includes a new chapter on “Publishing Your Data on the Web.” I cover using both FrontPage and the new Data Access Pages facility to create web pages using “live” data from Microsoft Access 2000. You’ll also find a new section on the ground-breaking Client/Server facility as well as major updates to all the classics – Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports, Macros, and Visual Basic. Although advertised at 940 pages, the book actually tops out at well over 1,000!