General Meeting Presentation

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

George Young

Access.NET -- How we built www.daaug.org from a set of Access databases

George Young

DAAUG President and Webmaster George Young will present how we created our new mobile-friendly daaug.org website from a set of Access databases. We'll walk through combining the databases into a single accdb, upsizing the database to SQL Server, auto-generating an ASP.NET MVC website from the database, and using Access forms to administer the site content.

Join us for this step-by-step journey into Access working in the brave, new cloud-first, mobile-first world!

George first encountered Microsoft Access when using the thirty-plus floppy disk versions of Office to teach Statistics and MIS in the early 1990’s. It’s been true love ever since. George has worked as a software developer for the past twenty years, including twelve at Microsoft (in just about every group other than Office). He is the founder and president of Dawson Butte Software, working primarily on .NET applications (often with Access somewhere in the mix). George still has a commercial site or two that is driven by an Access database sitting in the server file system.