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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 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 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                      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 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:
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Article ID: 208449 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 05:32:00 - Revision: 6.0

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