Help me! I’m an Alphaholic...                                Why and how we’re using                                Alpha ...
Access: Suits you,Sir!  Self confessed Access “nut”  10 years+ software business  Access is core of business     Disapp...
Alpha Five v11                  (so good they numbered it twice)    What is it?    History    Capabilities    Went to ...
Let’s stress again…  NOT replacing Access in my business  IS providing productive route to web  I still love Access  A...
Let’s get stuck in  Let’s build the Help Me! app  Build in Access  Build in Alpha      Power through Properties      ...
Technologies    Web server “Alpha App Server” (soon IIS?)        XBASIC  Any SQL/ODBC database  Browser – HTML/CSS    ...
Stuff we’ve learnt along the way  Alpha are very approachable  Very responsive  Very quick to turn around new releases ...
And finally…    Countrywide demo      Metro UI      Mapping      Web security    Free trial @ alphasoftware.com
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Alpha five v11 presentation to the national uk access user group

  1. 1. Help me! I’m an Alphaholic... Why and how we’re using Alpha Five to put Access systems on the web Robin Bennett MA FIAP MIoD Director, Start Software
  2. 2. Access: Suits you,Sir!  Self confessed Access “nut”  10 years+ software business  Access is core of business Disappointed with web offerings from Access  Access/Sharepoint doesn’t suit us  … and doesn’t suit our clients  It might suit you though!
  3. 3. Alpha Five v11 (so good they numbered it twice)  What is it?  History  Capabilities  Went to v11 launch – impressed  Trialled it, bought it, have been using it 6 months+  Web data capture/analysis system for charity  Order processing system for sportsgear supplier  “Extranet” for national legal firm  Office management system for insurance company
  4. 4. Let’s stress again…  NOT replacing Access in my business  IS providing productive route to web  I still love Access  Alpha Five is just my secret…
  5. 5. Let’s get stuck in  Let’s build the Help Me! app  Build in Access  Build in Alpha  Power through Properties  Google Maps  Calendar – insight into “built for developers”
  6. 6. Technologies  Web server “Alpha App Server” (soon IIS?)  XBASIC  Any SQL/ODBC database  Browser – HTML/CSS  Javascript  Ajax  “Publishing” process  Local  LAN  Remote (via FTP)
  7. 7. Stuff we’ve learnt along the way  Alpha are very approachable  Very responsive  Very quick to turn around new releases  Bugs reported today can be fixed by tomorrow  Skype chats with lead developers  Suggestions welcomed/implemented
  8. 8. And finally…  Countrywide demo  Metro UI  Mapping  Web security  Free trial @ alphasoftware.com
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