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Microsoft Access 2013 15.0.4420.1017

Sleek Software Appearance Goes with the New Features and Functions

By Sam James

On Friday, January 16, 2015

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Considering the fact that MS Access was designed for sharing with business partners or colleagues, users must always be connected to SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage system and is now OneDrive. While useful for huge networks due to their stability, it may be problematic for home or remote users because if they are disconnected, they will have to edit data offline. On the other hand, MS Access 2013 includes various tools, so users can easily import data from other MS Office products in case they get disconnected from the cloud. As for the appearance, the 2013 version of MS Access is color-coordinated. This is especially helpful as it highlights notifications and key menus, so users can easily navigate the software, a move useful for new users. The software also has templates for creating modern web apps based on databases. In the end, MS Access provides a quick way to create apps thanks to its well-designed interface. In addition, because it can now be used for collaborative efforts in creating database-based web apps, it supports multiple browsers for viewing said apps. It functions well with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.

Pros

  • Excellent upgrade in accordance with other new MS Office apps
  • Supports various web browsers for viewing apps

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  • Removed some functions from 2010 version
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Microsoft Access 2013 15.0.4420.1017

Trial Version Gives a Preview of a New Collaboration Function for Database Software

By Daren Garius

On Friday, October 17, 2014

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Like many other popular software bundles available today, MS Access 2013 was designed to support cloud storage and sharing. In this case, it is more for projects that involve collaboration. This is good because users can create a database of projects under development, especially for those who are in the business scene. When I said projects, these are web apps that can now be developed using MS Access. However, these apps use a database in its foundation. In creating web apps in Access, users do not need to worry because there are templates available. Data will only be added and the software itself will generate the app. Users can also edit generated structure if not in accordance to what they require. Access can also generate the app’s command interface. MS Access users can use SharePoint as server for the apps they have created. Tables can be added to these apps with templates, too. External data from Excel can also be used to supply the data needed to databases of web apps created. These are only a few of the new features the 2013 version of MS Access includes.

Pros

  • Modern interface offers all functions for creating databases
  • Allows offline editing with its Local Access apps

Cons

  • Requires online subscription to access OneDrive and SharePoint
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