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I am often asked "Is Microsoft Access going to be here in 5 years?".  Here is a quick synopsis of what I think is the best answer to that question: Microsoft continues to release enhancements and product improvements for Access 2016.  example:  new connectors were released this year showing a powerful interest in tying Access to Salesforce and other 3rd party software and offerings. Companies continue to...

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This last 10 days has been interesting.  On Sunday September 4th a business  I know of (NOT a client until AFTER this attack) was hit by the new CRYSIS ARENA virus.  I was called in by management once their IT support told them they had been hit and bitcoins would be needed.  The fact bitcoins became involved was an immediate flag something was bad. The criminals...

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The Wannacry cryptovirus is causing global problems.  As of Sunday, May 14, the virus has spread to well over 100,000 systems in over 100 countries.  Version 2 is supposedly making the rounds now, the total effect of this virus is not yet known.  This virus attacks unpatched systems running Windows Server 2008 or older on an SMB exploit that was patched in March 2017.  The NSA...

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If you ever come across a scenario where you want to sign the user out of the computer upon exiting Access database, then this guide will help you! In our scenario, a client has a remote server where the database launches upon login, and we want them to be logged off upon exit, to result in no access to the server itself. Here are the steps: You...

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