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vhung

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I would start with reading the terms of service, so you understand what it does. Then, search for your suggestion, just in case someone already submitted it. If so, you can just add your vote to it. Otherwise, you submit your suggestion based on your priorities.
nice sir, copy
 

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nice sir, copy
You can also tell us what you voted or suggested in case someone who reads it from here wants to vote for your suggestions as well.
 

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You can also tell us what you voted or suggested in case someone who reads it from here wants to vote for your suggestions as well.
Increase Accdb file size capacity
 

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Increase Accdb file size capacity
Was it this one? There's only three votes. Was one of them yours?

 

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Was it this one? There's only three votes. Was one of them yours?

yes sir
>i try to post that one, just this day
>3 votes with my cast
 

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as well as a new date/time datatype (with greater range and increased precision).

Interesting. But unless they want to change the formatting routines, they already have enough precision in a DOUBLE datatype (which is what they use as a typecast for date/time variables) to represent dates from 1-Jan-100 to 31-Dec-9999 and in that range they can show times to the second. In contemporary dates, they could easily show times to the millisecond.
 

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Access is not central to their strategy, screen shot taken from pbaldy's link

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The corporate world is now nauseatingly obsessed with Teams. I swear I hear and read about it every 5 minutes. Of course we already had Outlook, Lync, Skype for Business, and Webex. Teams is the shiny new toy now.

Most enjoyable and effective group chat tool I ever used - SLACK.
 

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The corporate world is now nauseatingly obsessed with Teams. I swear I hear and read about it every 5 minutes. Of course we already had Outlook, Lync and Skype for Business, and Webex. Teams is the shiny new toy now.

Most enjoyable and effective group chat tool I ever used - SLACK.
Yes, the model is stay at home and be safe. What better way to do this?
 

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Yes, the model is stay at home and be safe. What better way to do this?
You mean Teams helps people at my company stay at home and be safe better than the tools we already had that did the identical functions? I'm not seeing it. To me it's just another redundant tool, as corporate folks roll out every so often..Then again, it's Monday, and I'm grumpy.
 

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Access itself gives you the option to send feedback. Click on the Feedback item in the BackStage menu. I cut it off in this clip. It is near the bottom.
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I complain regularly to Microsoft about the lack of promotion of Access in the O365 offerings. INMYNSOH Microsoft has NEVER properly marketed Access.

I agree with you regarding Teams. Just another shiny new thing that duplicates other functionality and I hated SLACK. I actually dropped out of a group because they insisted on using it.
 

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Slack's encouraging the constant stream-of-content can be a little much.
 

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changing the subject slightly, I would like to see improvements to the form and report design capabilities

1. Formatting functionality (shapes/styles) for buttons replicated for textboxes, labels and rectangles, perhaps others.
2. Option to resize and format check and option boxes
3. The option for a line to include an arrowhead and perhaps flight. aka shapes in excel/word.
4. The ability to map one control to another (similar to labels mapping to controls) but with the ability to choose which corner maps to which corner

I have workarounds for all of these but it would make life easier

I'm still using 2010 so perhaps some of these have been addressed in later versions?
 

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@JohnPapa,

on where Access is headed, here is a roadmap:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Access

I wouldn't be surprised if 2019 only works with Windows 10. On older versions ... even though support is gone for them, they still work. I have a dual installation with 2007 and 365, and both work just fine. Some of my clients are on 2003 and even lower versions! Ocassionally I help someone who is still using Access 97!

Just because the Access icon is often left out, as is Access, I wouldn't be worried about it going away anytime soon. That's been the gossip since Access 2000! The Access team is dedicated to listening and enhancing the product. They watch UserVoice too, which gives those who aren't MVPs a way to interact with the Access team.

Access UserVoice
https://access.uservoice.com/forums/319956-access-desktop-application
 

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