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April 15, 2011 | Volume 8 Issue 15


TOP STORY: TechTip: Run MS Access Apps for Free!
FEATURED ARTICLE: Must You Buy a New Computer to Begin Using Windows 7?
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Run MS Access Apps for Free!

With MS Access Runtime, users can run Access applications without buying a license.
Written by Michael Sansoterra

Microsoft Access has always been a powerful tool that is easy to use for users of almost any skill. It can store relational data, interact with other Office applications such as Word and Excel, and present users with attractive forms and reports. For IBM i shops, it can even import and export data from other databases such as DB2 for i using ODBC. It can also be used programmatically using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). However, in spite of it being a useful tool, several major things have hindered widespread adoption of Access:


Feature Article - Operating Systems
Must You Buy a New Computer to Begin Using Windows 7?

A new computer helps, but you can upgrade from Windows XP if you take the right steps.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

There are certain days we look forward to with dread, whether they be today—tax day April 15—the day our daughter first takes the car out on her own, or the day we lose a good friend following a long illness. Included on that list of dreads is the day we migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7.


Advertorial - PowerTech
Partner TechTip: Monitor IBM i Database Changes in Real Time

DataThread ushers in a new generation of database auditing for IBM i servers.

robin_tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

While we often hear that it's the people that are an organization's greatest asset, I think many would agree that data comes in at a photo-finish second place. Without it, most businesses couldn't take orders, manufacture and distribute products, invoice customers, or make timely business decisions. Data is the lifeblood of the technology infrastructure that our enterprise runs on, and without it the modern enterprise cannot survive.


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