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I recently finished re-recording Access Beginner 1 for 2021 which will show changes in the Access 2019 / Microsoft 365 versions. The differences between previous versions are minor - mostly terminology (memo fields are now called long text, etc.) I'm currently re-recording Beginner Level 2, and will continue to upgrade the more advanced lessons as I have time.

Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and Microsoft 365 are nearly identical. Therefore, it's not a high priority for me to record separate lessons for each version. Once you're beyond the basics, you should be just fine with the older lessons.

Right now, for example, Access Beginner 2 thru Expert 3 were recorded with Access 2010. Everything from Expert 4 to about Developer 13 were in Access 2013. Aside from some minor cosmetic differences, pretty much everything is exactly the same as Access 2019. I do want to re-record them eventually to use the larger video format, but the material is nearly identical. You'll have no problems following along with them no matter what version of Access you're using.

I like to record separate videos for the Beginner Level 1 lessons so that I don't confuse any users who are absolutely new to the software, but after that point, all of the lessons from Beginner Level 2 on are all recorded in the then-current version of the software. There are no separate lessons for these versions. They would be identical to the previous videos, so I didn't bother re-recording them.

Yes, there are a few MINOR additions and changes in some of the versions, but the vast majority of the material is the same, and if there is a major change, I either re-recorded that lesson segment, or I have made an addendum video and you will get a copy of that video with the class. So far, in 15 years, I've only had to make two.

In my expert opinion, 99% of the material covered in my Office 2007, 2010, and 2013 lessons are PERFECTLY FINE for all users, however, if you do discover something different, however, please let me know.

I hope this clears up the confusion.



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Joe Crouch 
7 years ago
I am considering Office 365 to keep updated with latest Access version and to deploy database on line (split data base).

Are you planning any tutorials for Office 365 and Share Point

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7 years ago
thank you for your help and Continuous support
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7 years ago
thanks for your help
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7 years ago
Richard, I have recently had problems with my working out the lessons from Access 2013 Expert 12. The computer I normally use is in the shop. That computer is Windows 7 running Access 2010.  My older laptop is Windows XP running Access 2007. When I try to work the lessons in Expert 12, in 2007 it refuses to copy the database I ended with as I finished Expert 2011. An error message tells me that it can't read OrderT because it needs Access vr 14.0.0000 (which = Access 2010).  I thought I must have done something funny  so I tried to copy your sample file for the end of Expert 11 and got the same message. Read More...
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7 years ago
I have problem and i think it has to do with Microsoft access. Whenever I'm using my computer I get a lots of Adds, they pop up all the times even when I close them they keep coming out. Please any help will be highly appreciated.
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