This blog is dedicated to Access related topics. Most of the topics relate to problems I have encountered in the course of database development or questions that people attending my Access training classes may raise from time to time

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In this blog, I will be publishing articles from time to time that will be of interest to anyone building and maintaining databases using Microsoft Access. if you are interested in tips and pointers for other products in the Microsoft Office suite, please see my argeeoffice blog here.

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

-Henry David Thoreau


Clint Covington posted  Access 2010 deprecated features and components in the Access Product Team Blog yesterday that certain features have been deprecated in Access 2010:

  • Calendar Control
  • Snapshot Format
  • Data Access Pages
  • Paradox, Lotus, and Red2 ISAM’s
  • Replication conflict viewer

If you have applications developed in older Access versions that you want to port to Access 2010, read Clint's article to see what effect these changes will have on your application and some suggested workarounds.You should also keep these deprecations in mind for any new applications you may develop in pre-2010 Access versions.