Access Utilities: Tony's Auto FE Updater ~ English Captions (cc)





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Published on Feb 23, 2011

This Access Utilities lesson features Tony's Auto Front-End Updater, which makes it easy to distribute updated files to those who need them.

Tony's Auto Front-End Updater
Auto FE Updater

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*** The Auto FE Updater ***
The Auto FE Updater is an impressive tool to distribute files. It is developed by Tony Toews, who is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Access.

Thanks to Clif McIrvin, from McPherson Concrete Company, who did a fantastic job presenting, narrating, and writing the script. In addition to working with concrete, Clif is a beta-tester for the Auto FE Updater, and he also uses it to deploy Access applications and Excel Add-ins.

Thanks also to Todd Erling, who provided a great introduction.

on Sharing databases, read this Access Wiki article on UtterAccess:

article on Deploying and updating Front End Database Applications
by Bill Mosca, Microsoft MVP


Tony's Blog
by Tony Toews, Microsoft MVP

McPherson Concrete Company

Crystal's website with Access Basics, a free book covering foundations of Access

Access video tutorials and articles on EverythingAccess

more Access links:

post-production comments

I made this video because I wanted to contribute, in some way, to the success of the Auto FE Updater. I admire what Tony has done over the years as I've stood on the sidelines while the Auto FE Updater has grown. Recently, Tony spent months building an easy-to-use and friendly user interface. Tony is an awesome developer and it shows.

Clif deserves a HUGE thank you -- without his gift for presentation, knowledge of the Auto FE Updater, and willingness to invest his time (for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon ...wink), this would not have been possible.

Clif transcribed everything and included extra information in the captions where clarification might be helpful. Then I used a program that I wrote in Access to enter the time-codes and generate a caption file to upload to YouTube. (Getting back to my program after all this time makes me realize how far it needs to go before it has a user-friendly smooth interface! ... not intuitive ... another back burner project.)... so now the captions are done, yay! This will be helpful to many. The captions can also be translated with YouTube's built-in translator, which is available where you turn captions on and off. I cannot, however, attest to its accuracy ... some meaning will get lost in translation. It is nice, however, that option is available.

Thanks to Todd who stepped in with his golden voice and provided a perfect introduction.

If YOU have a cool utility that saves time with some aspect of Access, or have a comment, email me: strive4peace2011ATyahoo.com

Warm Regards,

(: have an awesome day :)

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