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MS Access User Group Free Webinars for February

We are happy to announce a whopping seven Microsoft Access User Group (AUG) meetings this month on various topics. These free webinars are open to the public – from novice to professional developers – to learn new MS Access tricks.

Attending a webinar is easy, there is no pre-registration, just follow the link at the specified date and time, and you’re connected!

Have you already attended one of our webinars? Interested in joining one of our virtual AUGs? Sign up and enjoy the free membership including email updates on future webinars held each month. We have groups across the globe in various languages.

Here are this month’s events:

Access Michigan

BIRTHDAY PARTY (1)*Webinar topic will be announced soon
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm ET
Click here to find out how to attend the webinar. 

Access Europe*Webinar topic will be announced soon
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm CET
Click here to find out how to attend the webinar. 

SQL Server with Access

Access with SQL Server AUG Feb 10*Webinar topic will be announced soon
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Click here to find out how to attend the webinar. 

Access Michigan

AUG Michigan Feb 17*Webinar topic will be announced soon
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm ET
Click here to find out how to attend the webinar. 

Access Web Apps

Web Apps AUG Feb*Webinar topic will be announced soon
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET
Click here to find out how to attend the webinar. 

MS Access Webinars en Español

Access Latino

Access Latino AUG feb*Webinar topic will be announced soon
Miercoles, 18 de Febrero de 2015
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm CST
Haz clic aquí para ver cómo asistir al webinar. 

Access España

Access España*Webinar topic will be announced soon
Jueves, 19 Febrero de 2015
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm CEST
Haz clic aquí para ver cómo asistir al webinar.


Chicago Event: Stored Procedures in MS Access

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6 PM

Juan Soto will be presenting next week at the Chicago Access User Group (CAUG). This is a great opportunity to network with other software developers and Access users, as well as a perfect venue to share tips, techniques, and ideas.

Join CAUG’s kick-off meeting with Juan Soto, Microsoft Access MVP, who has been invited to speak at this engaging presentation.

Take your Access skills to the next level and discover new tricks, such as:

  • How to use stored procedures as a report source or as part of your code
  • How to maximize performance between SQL Server and Access

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6-8 PM CST

Location: New Horizons Computer Learning Centers in Chicago

New Horizons is located at:
200 West Monroe St. 
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606

To Attend: RSVP by email at | RSVPs must be received by 12 PM on Wednesday, September 24. We would like an accurate head count for ordering food.

CAUG welcomes all levels of Access users, and their free monthly meetings are held every fourth Thursday of the month. Check out their website for more information: CAUG

Sign up to our e-mail list to receive information on future Access related events.

Be an SQL Server Consultant from Home – Chicago Event

We’re happy to announce yet another event for all of you SQL Experts!  On September 11th, Juan Soto, President of Access Experts, will be presenting to Chicago’s SQL Server User Group.

Just one week away! Join fellow SQL experts for Juan Soto’s presentation “Wish You Could Live the Glamorous Computer Consulting Life?” to find out how you can become a successful consultant from your own home.

This is a perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with other SQL professionals, and make a first step towards your own consulting business while avoiding common pitfalls. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP before Tuesday, September 9th at 4pm.

Sign up ASAP as there will be no late additions! Juan looks forward to meeting all of the SQL Experts in Chicagoland next week. Here’s more information: Chicago SQL User Group Topic: Wish you Could Live the Glamorous Computer Consulting Life?

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:30 PM (You must RSVP by 4:00 PM, the Tuesday prior to the meeting to attend)

Location: Microsoft Technology Center, 200 East Randolph Drive, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60601

Speaker: Juan Soto, Microsoft Access Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

Abstract: Consulting is a great career choice, from the increased pay, (sometimes less), to the flexible hours, (working nights and weekends), you will work with a wide range of customers, (if you can find them), that will lead you to wonder why you didn’t start earlier? (and walk away from a cushy job). All kidding aside, I would not trade my consulting career for any other choice, I love the rewards and the freedom it provides me, but I’ve learned the hard way. In this session you will learn sales, marketing and management strategies to get your practice off the ground, sand traps to avoid along the way and an honest, down to earth assessment of the consulting life. An essential session for those thinking about this choice and/or those who are just starting out. You can see a preview at:

Bio: Microsoft MVP Juan Soto is founder and principal of Access Experts Software Solutions. He’s a frequent contributor on the official Microsoft Access Blog, where he writes about the latest Access techniques. He’s also the first Access developer to be profiled on the blog.