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Microsoft Access

MS Access is a highly flexible, robust, and reliable database program. Microsoft Access is the leading relational database management system in the world. MS Access Solutions is your expert Microsoft Access programmer for Tempe, Arizona.

SQL Server

SQL Server is an enterprise relational database management system from Microsoft. We use SQL Server as the database server for data storage and data retrieval to and from Microsoft Access as well as other software applications, like ASP.NET and Azure.


Microsoft's application framework for web development produces dynamic web pages. ASP.NET provides web programmers with a platform for building dynamic web sites, web applications (web apps), and web services that require a web solution.

Microsoft Azure

MS Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing service. It is used for development, testing and deployment as well as managing software applications through a global network data centers managed by Microsoft. Azure now features SQL Server called Azure SQL.

We Are Your Microsoft Access Database Experts

The Best Microsoft Access Database Solutions owner, consultant, and principal programmer is Alison Balter - a recognized expert Microsoft Access consultant. Alison is the author of 15 Microsoft Access training books and videos. She is a frequent guest speaker at MS Access conferences and has developed hundreds of applications for businesses of all types.

We know your business data is important; we listen to your concerns, ask questions, and gather information from all stake holders. We discuss your needs and requirements for your database. We find out what you want, why you need various features so we can obtain as much information as possible. Once we have the information we need, we work with you to design the proper database architecture, plus the dashboards, the questions (queries), forms, and reports you need for an excellent database system.

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Microsoft Applications For You

Your data is important to your business and you need both to enter and retrieve data rapidly. The data stored in your company's database must be clean, secure, and allow for maximum usage. Our Microsoft Access developer team will create your Microsoft Access database for optimum efficiency with all the features you need. After we program your MS Access and SQL Server database you will have the capacity to manipulate your data so you get the information you need for every day activities and for making critical business decisions.

We also create websites designed for speed to display your data accurately, using ASP.NET technology. Fast, secure, and robust, our ASP.NET web sites and web applications give you true business tool for finding and displaying information dynamically on the web.

Example Projects

Corporate Database

Microsoft Access front-end and SQL Server back-end database

Access Forms Development

Access data entry form connecting to SQL Server back-end database

Accounting Company

ASP.NET website with SQL Server back-end database

Corporate Reports

MS Access Report created with SQL Server database

Client Comments About Our Work

Best Microsoft Access database developer services in Tempe from MS Access Solutions

Sheldon Bloch, Oil and Gas Company

Alison from MS Access Solutions has provided both training and mentoring services to us over the past several years. Our developers use Alison Balter's books on programming with Microsoft Access as a desk reference. They have provided our staff members with much-needed training in Visual Basic, client/server development, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access. This has helped us to ensure that our employees can properly keep up with the ever-changing technologies. MS Access Solutions has also provided our staff with mentoring on an as-needed basis, providing expertise that helped our in-house programmers to overcome various hurdles. More Reviews
MS Access Solutions client who is very happy with our Microsoft Access programmer services

Lisa Dosch, Motion Picture Editors Guild - Local 700

Alison Balter at MS Access Solutions developed the application that helps us to properly service all of our members. This program handles billing, payments, tracking of jobs worked, available list, and other important data about our members. The system automates many tasks that were previously performed manually, allowing our employees to more cost-effectively use their time. This client/server system is used by employees in our Tempe and New York offices. MS Access Solutions and their staff worked with us to develop the necessary specifications and design documents, and then programmed, tested, and implemented the application throughout our organization. More Reviews

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Microsoft Tech Talks Tempe, Arizona

Need a Microsoft Access programmer in Tempe Arizona? MS Access is your custom Microsoft Access programmer in Tempe, AZ. We are also a custom Micsrosoft Access programmer in Mesa Arizona.

Microsoft Tech Talks is a Technical Community event designed to bring IT leaders in the local area together for deep technical discussions and an opportunity to network and share with both local Microsoft Services Professionals, and other IT professionals in the area.

This event is hosted at the Microsoft Office in Tempe, where we will focus solely on Microsoft technologies. We have a huge pool of subject matter experts who have deep experience to cover nearly every product that Microsoft offers including Windows, Exchange, SQL Office 365, Microsoft Access, Azure and much more.

Our Microsoft Services presenters are world-class Subject Matter Experts and trusted advisors to our highly-valued customers.

Our meetings are a great opportunity to "ask the experts" the questions that you have always wanted to ask about their given field of expertise. Subjects will vary from session to session and will attempt to be at the leading edge showcasing our latest features and products available.

From March 2, 2018 Tech Talk

What is the "Cloud"? It's benefits include efficiencies, scale and the ability to offer "Capacity on Demand"; as well as Highly Durable Services. In this presentation we will provide an overview of Cloud Computing, Microsoft's Windows Azure and then take a more focused look at how you can leverage Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to deploy Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS); traditionally deployed on-premises and used by many organizations today for their Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and Office 365 Deployments with Single Sign-On (SSO) requirements.

From an article in the Microsoft Tempe Tech Talks. If Microsoft technology interests you, go to the Temp Talks web page for information about their meetings. This is an excellent way to meet people in the Microsoft community, including Microsoft Access programmers, Microsoft SQL programmers, ASP.NET programmers, and Azure specialists.

Microsoft Access is also a cloud based software packaged in Microsoft Access 365. Cloud computing offers an enormous benefit to the people working with the Microsoft Access and Information services. Microsoft in the cloud removes concerns about deploying hardware and software applications. Programming teams, like those at MS Access Solutions, can focus their energies on the design, programming and testing software solutions by utilizing these new powerful cloud based platforms that did not exist a few years ago.

Originally, large cloud based platforms were excessively expensive, plus they were very difficult for users to operate. Microsoft Access 2010 and SharePoint 2010 ushered in a new era of enterprise level cloud based computing for the Microsoft Access community. This was the first time Microsoft Access applications, could be deployed over the Internet, although the format was somewhat limited. Developers can also program.NET applications plus SQL Server databases in the Microsoft cloud using Microsoft Windows Azure and SQL Azure.

Microsoft Access 2019 Features

Property Sheet Sorting Update

Have you ever experienced difficulties locating the exact property you want to use on the Property Sheet from the almost endless choices of properties that are available? Now you can Sort in the Property Sheet for both forms and reports. And it's about time!! We've been working with the Property Sheet functionality for years and sometimes it seems the options are overwhelming. The new Property Sheet Sorting is a welcome improvement. Microsoft Access forms and reports utilize dozens of properties that are implemented by using several tabs often making it hard to find the one you want. Now, with the new Property Sheet Sorting, if a programmer knows the specific name of the property needed, sorting the Property Sheet list makes finding the specific property much easier.

To use the new Property Sheet sorting, open the Property Sheet when the program is in Microsoft Access design mode for forms or reports and you will see the "Sort" toggle button located in the upper right corner. The default setting for the Access software is "Unsorted" and this lists the properties in the original order that developers are used to seeing in the Microsoft Access program.

New Label Name

The new Label Name property for controls is used to associate a label control with another label. If you wanted to do this task in the past you would need to "cut" a label control and then "paste" it on another control to create an association between the two labels. In Microsoft Access 2019 the new Label Name property provides a way for developers to quickly keyboard in the name of a label control to associate it.

This is very important in the development process because associating a label name with a control promotes accessibility since now assistive technologies can detect the labels then indicate their association.

Use Microsoft Access To Connect An SQL Server In MS Azure

One of the powerful features in Microsoft Azure is its ability to serve as a host for SQL Server databases in a cloud environment. Azure utilizes multiple servers and all this occurs without requiring your intervention; this is considered to be transparent for users. The Azure cloud storage costs start at $5.00 per month for storing a database equal to or less than 1 gigabyte in size. This pricing makes Azure cloud storage an incredible bargain.

To start connecting using a Microsoft Access database, you can connect to the database and then use the tables as you would when linking to SQL Server databases in a network environment or to SQL Express databases if using a desktop situation. For a very small price, when compared to the expense of purchasing and installinng a dedicated SQL Server computer on a network, you can simply have Microsoft do all that technical and expensive work for you. You and your company no longer need concern yourselves about the complexities of hardware purchase, licensing, set-up time, providing space for equipment and other minute issues. A big plus for the Azure storage is that is it readily available on the Internet to people who have prooper log in credentials for that account.

Follow these steps to set up for Microsoft Access - SQL Server in Azure:

  1. Open a new Microsoft Azure account
  2. Create an SQL Azure database
  3. Install the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for Microsoft SQL Server.
  4. Using the ODBC administration tool, create a file that contains the connection to the SQL Azure database created in the previous step.
  5. Open Microsoft Access in any of these versions: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016 and beyond, and use the Access ODBC connection to create a link to SQL Azure tables and views.

Installation Of An SQL Server On Your Local Computer

Installing an SQL Server can be a bit befuddling, but it is a relatively simple process. For programming and development, you do not need to load and install a complete SQL Server program. You just need to install the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for managing the hosted database. Or, if you prefer, you could install the free version of SQL Server Express.

Installation Of An SQL Server ODBC Drivers On Access Users' Machines

Microsoft Access database users who are linkin to the new SQL Azure database will not require an SQL installation at all. To connect the SQL Azure to MS Access, users need the proper ODBC driver installed on installed on their machine.

Handling SQL Security

To ensure users can utilize the SQL Azure database, you will need to make certain that users' IP addresses, from their desktop or notebook machines are listed in the SQL Azure firewall., SQL Azure (like standard SQL Server) lets you specify the IP addresses that can directly interact with the database, for security reasons. SQL Azure requires this procedure within its Firewall rules

Directions: Use the Azure portal for your database, then choose the "Set server firewall" option. Following that, add all the necessary IP addresses.