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Microsoft has expanded its online services to a non-proprietary platformwith the addition of no-charge Microsoft-sponsored NNTP newsgroups on theInternet. Previously, Microsoft-sponsored electronic service forums werelimited to users of CompuServe and MSN. With the creation of thesenewsgroups, users of Microsoft Access can obtain electronic service supporton the Microsoft Support Web site at by using any Internet provider.
Following is a list of the Microsoft-sponsored Microsoft Access NNTPNewsgroups:
 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             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				
Microsoft does not offer any formal support in these newsgroups. Instead,they are provided as a platform for participating in the globalcommunity of Microsoft customers and product experts. Microsoft MVPs (MostValuable Professionals) provide technical answers and expertise in thenewsgroups. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and professions,with a willingness to give their time, expertise, and advice to enhance thetechnical skills of other customers.

You can use any newsreader software to access the newsgroups. The Microsoftnews server name is You do not need to enter anaccount name or password.

For more information about the newsgroups, newsreaders, and rules ofconduct, please visit the Microsoft Access Newsgroups Web page at: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:
CompuServe CIS Go group news groups

Article ID: 150057 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 14:34:49 - Revision: 4.1

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