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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
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspxby 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:
The following is a list of the Microsoft-sponsored Microsoft Access NNTP Newsgroups:
* The abbreviations above represent the following:
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 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.devtoolkits 3rd Party and User Groups microsoft.public.access.3rdpartyusrgrp Internet Features microsoft.public.access.internet
UI = User InterfaceMicrosoft 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.
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: