North East Bytes - Microsoft Technology Usergroup in the North East of England

Sponsor – Access / VBA / SQL mini-project

The following post is by NEBytes sponsor -

Souter Trading International is an international trading business, who has successfully run their business on a line-of-business (LOB) application written in Access with VBA add-ons - for more than a decade.

The management of this business has worked with a database developer to create a system which captures all the business processes and logic, and which effectively tracks all transactions and creates an audit trail which is certified to ISO9001.

With the original database developer retiring, there is a requirement for an individual or business to pick up and understand this LOB application, with the work staged according to business priorities.

Phase 1 will be to fix several pressing issues with the current system.

Phase 2 will then be to hold discussions with the client about what their new requirements are and then advise on what the best course of action is, e.g. improve the Access solution; move to something based on SQL; or take it into the cloud via Azure or similar.

Then provide a spec and price for phase 2 & allow for on-going support - 1 day a month anticipated.

Phase 3 could be the exploration and commercialisation of the system for its resale to third parties using a SaaS model.

If you would like more information, or know someone who might be interested please contact Justin.

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NEBytes July 2013 - Tech It and Build It


North East Bytes - Microsoft Technology Usergroup in the North East of England

NEBytes July 2013 - Tech It and Build It

Join North East Bytes for our eighth event of 2013.  Following on from the great events that we've had over the last two years, we've lined up another great event for your benefit.  We will be having our very own Tech Ed 2013 and //Build 2013 retrospective event here in Newcastle.

Date: Wednesday 17th July 2013

Time: 18:30-21:00


The Best of Tech Ed US/Europe and //Build 2013

NEBytes' very own Andrew Westgarth, Jonathan Noble, Ben Lee and Damien Foggon will be taking a retrospective look at announcements made at Tech Ed US/Europe and //Build 2013.

We'll be taking a look at new developments in both in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, new capabilities in Visual Studio 2013 and lots of other items which have not even been announced yet (Fingers crossed for more new stuff at Tech Ed Europe and //Build ;-)).

We'll keep updating this listing with more details as we get closer to the event.

For more information on each one of our speakers check out their bios at

The event will be hosted in Room 1.02 of Claremont Tower at Newcastle University. For a detailed campus map -

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