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The Access Team Blog
The official Microsoft Access Team Blog. Learn about the latest features, products, and articles.

The Access Developer Center
An abundance of help, links, and resources for the Access Developer.

Access for Developers Dev Center
Find how-to content, sample code, SDK and API documentation, VBA references, training, and technical articles for developing solutions and customizing Microsoft Access 2013.

Access 2013 Runtime Download
Download the Access 2013 Runtime. This allows people who do not have Access 2013 use your Access 2013 Desktop Databases. Access 2013 Web Apps do not require the Runtime edition--you just use your favorite web browser.

Download Office 2013 VBA Documentation
The Office 2013 VBA Documentation download provides an offline version of the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) developer reference for each of the Office client applications, as well as the VBA reference content shared amongst all Office client applications (Office Shared).

Discontinued features and modified functionality in Access 2013
This article lists the changes in features and functionality between Microsoft Access 2013 and Access 2010. It also describes how the changes might impact your Access database and provides alternatives for some of the removed features and functionality.

Support for Microsoft Access
Where to find help and support for Microsoft Access 2013, 2010 and 2007. Includes links to customer service and technical solutions, and answers to top issues.

Training courses for Access 2013
Microsoft Access 2013 Training Courses and Videos.

Office 365 for developers
Find resources and training for developing solutions for Office 365.

Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering
The official blog of the Microsoft Office product development group.

Microsoft Office Updates
The official blog of the Office Sustained Engineering and Release team.

How to: Create and customize a web app in Access 2013
Learn how to use the schema templates built into Access 2013 to jump-start creating an Access 2013 app, explore the features of the app, and then customize the app.

SharePoint 2013: Access Services
Access Services in SharePoint Server 2013 allows people to host Access databases in SharePoint within the context of an Access app. You can use Access Services 2010 to view and edit a web database that was created using Access 2010 and SharePoint 2010, and you can republish them to SharePoint Server 2013.

New Office for IT pros
Get the IT pro resources you need to try the new Office (Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus) including details about activation, compatibility, and deployment..

Office 2013 Resource Kit
Information about what is available in the Office 2013 Resource Kit.

Office 2010 Resource Kit
Information about new features and changes in deployment strategies for Office 2010.

Office 2007 Resource Kit
Information and links about deploying and administering Office 2007.

Office IT Pro Blog Springboard Series
The official Office IT Pro Blog--the Resource for Office Desktop IT Professionals.

Microsoft Office 2010 Springboard Series
The Microsoft Office 2010 Springboard Series for desktop IT professionals. Includes new features and improvements for Office 2010.

Office Technical Resources for IT Pros
A Microsoft TechNet Wiki article featuring a number of helpful links for Office Developers.

Sample Access databases that you can download and adapt
Microsoft downloadable sample databases of Access 2000 sample forms, sample reports, and sample queries.

Microsoft Access MVP (Most Valuable Professionals) Websites

Microsoft Access MVP web sites
A list of Microsoft Access MVP websites and blogs.

Microsoft Access MVP Awardees Directory
A listing of all the MVPs that want to share their information publicly.

The Access Web
A FAQ site "designed to help Microsoft Access developers find answers for some common questions." Created by Access MVP's this is one of the most helpful resources on the internet. It has a sizable collection of most useful APIs.

Allen Browne's tips for Microsoft Access
An outstanding collection of information on Access including code, tips, Access bugs and fixes.

Roger's Access Library
A unique site with hundreds of downloadable databases that show you how to accomplish specific tasks with Access by Roger Carlson and others.

The Access Junkie's Page
An excellent Access site with very useful tips, code, and downloads by author Jeff Conrad, the Access Junkie.
He also has a site that focuses on Access 2007 and Access 2010 information.

Alex and Access
One of the best Access Blogs on the web by Alex Dybenko.

Stephen Lebans Website
Stephen Lebans has done things with Access no one thought possible. His site is chock full of useful sample databases, tips, and code.

Access Basics by Crystal
Crystal Long is gifted at teaching others about Access. Her site has excellent tutorials, sample databases, utilities, and more.

That'll Do It
Access add-ins, utilities, code samples, articles and tips from Bill Mosca. Bill is also the founder of the MS Access Professionals group on Yahoo where you can get helpful answers to your questions about Access.

Arvin Meyer's Website
Useful database downloads and code from an outstanding Access MVP.

Tony's Microsoft Access Blog
Plenty of excellent tips, downloads, utilities, and opinions.
You also might want to visit Tony's Main Microsoft Access Page and the Home Page of Tony Toews.

John Viescas' Website
Access tips, code, and a number of excellent downloadable databases. John has an encyclopedic knowledge of Access and has authored a number of books about Access.

The Access Web
A premier Access site by several Microsoft Access MVP's and others.

Daniel Pineault's CARDA Consultants Inc. Website
Full of excellent Access Code, Functions, and Subs, plus example Access Database downloads.

Access Links and Blogs

Microsoft Access Developer Help Center at FMS
Resources for Becoming a Better Microsoft Access Developer.

Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing Resource Center at FMS
Most of the information here also applies to SQL Azure. Includes articles, whitepapers, technical papers and resources, videos, tools, and services.

A collection of tips, techniques and tools to aid Access developers.

Database Solutions and Downloads for Microsoft Access
Excellent tutorials, downloads, code samples, articles, FAQ's and more.

HiTech Coaching for Access Databases and more ...
A great site for beginners and experts with plenty of helpful tips and articles by Access MVP Boyd Trimmell.

Helen Feddema's Home Page
Author of over 200 Access Articles (tutorials) most of which include sample database downloads. Also free code samples, free add-ins, free databases from Access books she has authored, and more.

FunctionX Tutorials
Outstanding series of tutorials on how to use Access, VBA, DAO, ADO, SQL, downloads, and much more.

Roger Jenning's Access Blog
Keep up to date with material from the most important blogs, articles, and news about Microsoft Access.

Library of Free Data Models from
Hundreds of high quality free Database Models or "Schemas" showing tables and their relationships, plus tutorials on designing databases.

Garry Robinson's Blog
Read the New Access Unlimited Newsletter and selected articles from the reknown Smart Access magazine.

Conquer Access RunCommand Constants
a complete list of RunCommand constants with a description of their function. There are code samples showing example usage of some RunCommand Constants.

Access Forums and Groups

Access for Developers Forum
Get answers to your questions from Microsoft Access MVP's and others.

Access World Forums
A number of Forums about Access including a Code Repository and Sample Databases. Includes other forums about SQL Server, Microsoft Office, Crystal Reports, Visual Basic, VB.Net, and more.

MS Access Professionals Group
Founded by Access MVP Bill Mosca this group provides excellent personal attention to answer your questions and help meet your Access development needs. You can upload files for which you need help and you can download many Access utilities, add-ins, and databases.

Tek-Tips Forums - Home
Many Access Forums plus Forums for Microsoft Office, SQL Server, VBScript, ASP (Active Server Pages), ASP.Net, VB.Net, Visual Basic versions 5 and 6, and many more.

Utter Access forum
A premier grouping of Forums about Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Office, SharePoint, Visual Basic, and many more subjects. Utter Access also has an extensive Access Wiki.

VBA Express Forum
Forums about Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, SQL (other databases), and more.

Access Tools and Add-ins

FMS World Class Tools and Software
Excellent applications for Access, SQL Server, and .Net Developers, Demos, Technical Papers, Tips, Videos, Blogs, and Links.

AAD Consulting
Many useful tools and a number of free tools and add-ins, plus a number of ready to run business applications.

Bill Mosca's Utilities and Add-ins
The Properties Setter Utility allows you to connect to mdb, mde, or mda files to set Startup Properties. Other add-ins are also available.


  • Find / Replace In All Projects
  • Procedure Callers
  • Favorite Procedures
  • Code Templates
  • Add Procedure
  • Add Procedure Header
  • Add Error Handler
  • Add Both (Procedure Header and Error Handler)
  • Add Module Header
  • Select Case Assistant For Enum Expressions
  • Line Numbering
  • Private Clipboards
  • MsgBox Assistant
  • Sort Procedures
  • Split / Combine Lines
  • Convert Selection To Upper / Lower Case
  • Convert Public Variable To Property
  • TabIndex Assistant
  • Prompt for Name and Caption Properties When Adding a Control
  • XML Documentation
  • Statistics
  • Review Source Code
  • Review TabIndex Property
  • Clear Immediate Window
  • Close Windows
  • Shortcuts To Built-in IDE Features
  • Toggle visibility of the Watch Window and Locals Window
  • External Utilities
  • Open Folder Of File
  • ADO Connection String
  • Collapse Projects
  • Add-in Features Working At Debug or Run-Time

MZ-Tools 3.0 is a freeware add-in for the VBA editor. It is one tool I just could not do without.

Peter's Software
Peter's Software has a number of products to purchase as well as free downloads and code.

Smart Indenter
Instantly indent procedures, modules, or the entire code project. You can easily customize the settings.


  • Total Search
  • Personal Object Library
  • Internal Pictures
  • Work on Queries
  • Import/export Specifications
  • System Colors
  • Form Templates
  • Container Objects Explorer

V-Tools is a freeware. Code samples and tips are also available.

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