Microsoft Access 2000 newsgroups available on the Internet

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Microsoft has expanded its online services to a non-proprietary platform with the addition of no-charge Microsoft-sponsored NNTP newsgroups on the Internet. Previously, Microsoft-sponsored electronic service forums were limited to users of CompuServe and MSN. With the creation of these newsgroups, users of Microsoft Access can obtain online service support on the Microsoft Support Web site at
by using any Internet service provider.

Microsoft technical communities provide opportunities to interact with Microsoft employees, experts, and your peers in order to share knowledge and news about Microsoft products and related technologies. These technical communities provide a variety of ways to access answers to questions, to access solutions to problems, and to share your own expertise. These technical communities are located at the following Microsoft Web site:

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The following is a list of the Microsoft-sponsored Microsoft Access NNTP Newsgroups:

    Getting Started                     microsoft.public.access.gettingstarted
    Tables and Database Design          microsoft.public.access.tablesdbdesign
    Queries                             microsoft.public.access.queries
    Forms                               microsoft.public.access.forms
    Forms Programming                   microsoft.public.access.formscoding
    Reports and Printing                microsoft.public.access.reports
    Macros                              microsoft.public.access.macros
    Modules, DAO, and VBA               microsoft.public.access.modulesdaovba
    Command Bars, Toolbars & UI*        microsoft.public.access.commandbarsui
    ODBC and Client/Server*             microsoft.public.access.odbcclientsvr
    Importing, Exporting, Linking       microsoft.public.access.externaldata
    Interoperability, OLE, & DDE*       microsoft.public.access.interopoledde
    Multiuser and Networking            microsoft.public.access.multiuser
    Replication                         microsoft.public.access.replication
    Setup and Configuration             microsoft.public.access.setupconfig
    Conversion                          microsoft.public.access.conversion
    ActiveX Controls                    microsoft.public.access.activexcontrol
    Developer Toolkits                  microsoft.public.access.devtoolkits
    3rd Party and User Groups           microsoft.public.access.3rdpartyusrgrp
    Internet Features                   microsoft.public.access.internet
* The abbreviations above represent the following:
UI = User Interface
ODBC = Open Database Connectivity
OLE = Object Linking and Embedding
DDE = Dynamic Data Exchange
Microsoft does not offer any formal support in these newsgroups. Instead, they are provided as a platform for participating in the global community of Microsoft customers and product experts. Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) provide technical answers and expertise in the newsgroups. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and professions, with a willingness to give their time, expertise, and advice to enhance the technical skills of other customers.

You can use any newsreader software to access the newsgroups. The Microsoft news server name is You do not need to enter an account name or password.

For more information about the newsgroups, newsreaders, and rules of conduct, please visit the Microsoft Access Newsgroups Web page at:


Article ID: 208449 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Access 2000 Standard Edition
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