Installing IIS and PHP on Windows Server

Several years ago, I wrote an extensive article on creating a WIMP development stack (Windows, IIS, MySQL, PHP) and it’s been quite popular here on the site. I’ve meant to do an update for awhile now and finally got around to it this week! This time around, I decided...

New Video – Learning SQL with SQLite

An essential skill … If there is one programming language that I would recommend for everyone, it’s Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL (often pronounced “sequel”) is the main language used to communicate with databases including Oracle, SQL Server and Microsoft Access. It’s the set of commands used to write...

Customizing Reports in Microsoft Access

In my latest video, I go into more detail about Microsoft Access report settings. This video is also an addition to my tutorial series, Managing Your Data with Microsoft Access which you can find through my Teachable site and on Udemy.com. Microsoft Access has always been known for having...

New Video Series – Discovering C#

My latest online course on Teachable.com is about getting started with C# programming. Most of my previous video work has centered around Microsoft Access but I’ve produced a couple of other C# videos and, based on the reaction, I decided it was time to do some more with it....

Splitting a Database in Microsoft Access

My latest video shows how to split a database in Microsoft Access to separate the data from the user interface and programming elements. Access can link to data from different file formats including Excel, text files and other Access databases. For multi-user applications, you can have an Access file...

Check out our online courses!

Sharing knowledge has always been the purpose of this site and now, Comeau Software Solutions has its own collection of online courses through Teachable.com! Early in 2020, I started designing some video-based courses and posting them on YouTube and Udemy.com. Now you can find all current and future courses...

Learning a New (Human) Language in 2020

April’s lockdown gave a lot of us some extra time to play with and some people took it as an opportunity to learn new skills or start side projects. At the same time, I found myself working on a new project with people who barely spoke English, if at...

Printing Dymo Labels from Microsoft Access

On a recent project, I had to come up with a way to send labels one or two at a time to a Dymo LabelWriter 450 printer from Microsoft Access. Access does a great job of printing sheet-fed and continuous labels but not specifically to the Dymo printer. Normally,...

Online Course – Managing Your Data with Microsoft Access

My new course, Managing Your Data with Microsoft Access is now live! Please take some time to check out the free sample videos. If you sign up early, you’ll get lifetime access to all video content and resources PLUS all future content as I continue to add to the...