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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 electronic service support on the Microsoft Support Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/FlyoutOverview.mspx
(http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/FlyoutOverview.mspx)by using any Internet provider.
Following is a list of the Microsoft-sponsored Microsoft Access NNTP Newsgroups:
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.
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 Data Access Pages microsoft.public.access.dataacess.pages Modules, DAO, and VBA microsoft.public.access.modulesdaovba Modules, ADO, DAO, and VBA microsoft.public.access.modulesdaovba.ado 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 Security microsoft.public.access.security Setup and Configuration microsoft.public.access.setupconfig Conversion microsoft.public.access.conversion ActiveX Controls microsoft.public.access.activexcontrol Developer Toolkits microsoft.public.access.developers.toolkitode 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
You can use any newsreader software to access the newsgroups. The Microsoft news server name is msnews.microsoft.com. 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:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/FlyoutOverview.mspxMicrosoft 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:
Article ID: 150057 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 4.1
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