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Managing Your Installation

Stuart Kinnear

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Article

 

In this article, Stuart Kinnear returns to discuss the overall process of a successful installation. He also looks at some of the

 

subtler ways that an Access installation can fail.

 

The No-Problem Problem

Peter Vogel

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Editorial

 

Most companies tend to suffer from the “no problem” problem. Management bumps into a worker in the hallway and asks,

 

“How are things going?” The answer is always “No problem.” Peter explains the situation in this editorial.

 

Detecting the Service Release

Stuart Kinnear

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Sidebar

 

Detecting the Service Release

 

Detecting the Version

Stuart Kinnear

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Sidebar

 

Detecting the Version

 

Get More From Your List Boxes

Dave Gannon

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Article

 

Dave Gannon provides three neat tricks that you can use on your next form—provided you’re familiar with the properties of the

 

Access list box.

 

Client-Server Utilities mainly Stored Procedures

Michael McManus

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Article

 

If you’re using SQL Server as your back-end database, you’ll get your best performance by using stored procedures. Here

 

Michael McManus showcases some standard routines to make using those tools a little easier.

 

Effective User Manuals

Peter Vogel

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Article

 

A user manual can reduce your maintenance costs and time on the phone—if it’s a good one. Peter Vogel explores how to

 

create a user manual that will actually get read.

 

Powering Up

Andy Baron

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Article

 

This month, Andy Baron returns with a variety of answers covering both Access 97 and Access 2000+. Andy also lets you in on

 

some of the neat new features of Jet 4.0’s SQL syntax. To top things off, Andy describes a security hole in Access 2000+

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