Publish A Developers Roadmap for MS-Access Desktop and Web.
Give us some CONCRETE plans to hang our hats on for the future path MS-Access is intended to take. We need this sort of roadmap from Microsfot to help us PUSH BACK against the IT and other technologies trying their best to PUSH MS-Access OUT of the picture entirely!
It would be REALLY GREAT to have MS's Mighty Marketing Management Machine actually step up to the plate and:
1) understand this tool and where it fits into the overall IT/Business picture (something they plainly fail to comprehend now)
2) Actually Market and support their own damned product! (when's the last Ms-Access was even MENTIONED on the MS-Office web portal front pages??!?
We understand the need for a public roadmap, and thank you for calling it out again.
I’m updating the status to No Current Plan so that all supporters can get their votes back and use them wisely :-)
Kent Gorrell commented
I certainly don't understand the need for a "Cone of Silence" around MVPs. It's not like Access has any competition.
In most cases the MVPs are the only means by which we find out about new features but by the time they are out of their NDA these features are "old news" so they don't think to tell us.
If the Access Development Team had their own blog they could talk about the new stuff they are working on to wet our appetites.
Mark Burns commented
Here is an EXCELLENT reason for my request: in a elated EXCEL forum requestng VBA improvements, THIS was posted form Dan Battagin of MS:
THIS is on great example of why we need a Developers Roadmap for MS-Access!!!