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Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.
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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 online service supporton the Microsoft Support Web site 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:
The 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 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
* 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 msnews.microsoft.com. 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: