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FMS Email Newsletter2012: Issue 1

For Microsoft Access, SQL Server,
Visual Studio .NET, and VB6 Professionals

Luke Chung, FMS PresidentWe hope you are enjoying the new year. Things have been going fast and furious at FMS with the new year.

We're pleased to announce that Total Access Detective is shipping for Microsoft Access 2010 along with upgrades for the 2003 and 2007 versions. A free preview of Total Access Analyzer 2010 is available, which we hope you'll try if you're not familiar with how that can help you create and deliver more robust Access solutions. We're also going through the final phases of our remaining Access 2010 products.

The Portland Oregon Access User group is holding the annual conference in May and I've been invited to speak again. I attended the conference last year for the first time and it was a blast. Hope you can make it. Space at their state park convention site is beautiful but very limited.

Meanwhile, I've been involved with a controversial task force revamping the teacher evaluation system of our county. As one of two outsiders on the committee, I've come up with some ideas that may have an impact. A blog I wrote received coverage in the Washington Post and has generated some controversy. Always happy to shake things up.

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Microsoft Access 2010Documentation and Analysis of Microsoft Access DatabasesTotal Access AnalyzerAccess Analysis

Free Preview of Total Access Analyzer for Microsoft Access 2010

The Microsoft Access 2010 version of Total Access Analyzer is finally close to shipping. A fully functional preview version is now available to you to try for FREE.

Discover why so many MS Access users and developers have made Total Access Analyzer the most popular Access add-in of all time.

With Total Access Analyzer, you can truly understand what's going on in you database. Generate comprehensive documentation of all your database objects, get detailed table and field lists, module code printouts, form and report blueprints, and much more. Get detailed cross-references for how objects are linked to each other so you know exactly where each table, query, form, report, macro and module procedure is used. The Application Flow, Data Flow, and Object Flow Diagrams show how code and objects flow across your entire application. Over 300 professional quality and customizable reports are available.

Almost 300 types of issues are uncovered to pinpoint errors, suggest design improvements, and offer performance tips. Find unused objects, missing field references, unused code and many other things that should be fixed before your deploy your applications. Many of the tips are recommended Best Practices for Access development, so you'll learn how the pros improve their design and development techniques.

For more information and download instructions, visit the Total Access Analyzer 2010 Preview page.

Microsoft Access 2010Find differences between Microsoft Access databases and objects with Total Access DetectiveMicrosoft Access Object and Database ComparisonsDetect differences between Microsoft Access databases, object designs and data with Total Access Detective

Total Access Detective for Microsoft Access 2010 Ships Plus Upgrades for 2007 and 2003

Total Access Detective is the world's premier program for detecting differences between Microsoft Access databases, objects, code, and data.

The Microsoft Access 2010 version is now shipping with many new features.

We have also released new X.8 versions for Access 2007 and 2003. Existing customers under premium support contracts will receive a free upgrade. Other customers can upgrade for a nominal fee.

Luke Chung Speaking at Portland Access User Group Conference in May

Luke Chung, FMS PresidentFMS President Luke Chung will be attending and speaking at the three day Microsoft Access conference sponsored by the Portland Oregon Access User Group. Join him and other guest speakers May 5-7 at the beautiful Silver Falls State Park Conference Center.

Microsoft speakers include Ryan McMinn, Microsoft Access Senior Program Manager Lead, and Kevin Bell test engineer on the Access team. Other speakers include industry authors and notables F. Scott Barker, Alison Balter, Juan Soto, and Armen Stein.

Luke will be giving a new presentation on Tips and Techniques for Taking Over an Existing Access Application.

For complete details and registration, visit the PAUG Conference site. See photos from last year's conference on our Facebook page.

Popular Linked In Communities

LinkedInThere are many groups available for the Microsoft Access, Azure, SQL Server, and Visual Studio .NET communities where you can interact with other professionals. Here are some of the vibrant groups we've found:

Microsoft AccessAccess, Excel and VBA

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Washington Post NewspaperOur Ideas for Revamping Teacher Performance Evaluations are Covered by the Washington Post

Fairfax County Virginia Public SchoolsFMS President Luke Chung is very involved with the Fairfax County Public School system serving on a business and community advisory board for several years, and representing the school board on a technology advisory committee to the County Board of Supervisors.

Recently he was asked to serve on a Teacher Evaluation Performance Task Force as one of 2 non-school employees on a committee of 35. He recently wrote a blog about his experience and suggestion that teachers are really served by and serving teachers, and therefore should evaluate each other since they benefit and pay the highest price for good and bad teaching.

The blog got picked up in a Washington Post article entitled Outsiderís wild teacher-evaluation idea. We've stirred up some controversy on this critical issue for our children.

FMS has provided many custom solutions to the education community. With the requirement to tie teacher performance to student achievement, we expect even more need to capture, clean, and link data between different systems.

HotMommas Project

The Hot Mommas Project Case Study Competition Website Update

Longtime client Kathy Korman Frey, George Washington University School of Business professor and GWU Entrepreneur in Residence, has engaged the FMS Professional Solutions Group to enhance her HotMommas Project website.

The site is the world's largest collection of public case studies for entrepreneurial women. The revamped website is built on Visual Studio .NET, SQL Server with a modern, dynamic interface incorporating our technical and graphic artist resources.

Contact us if you're interested in a similar custom solution.

Thank you for your continued support!

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