The result is that even a complex application can be built within reach of most application project budgets, and simple databases can be put together as an add-on to a control systems project. Portable and Flexible One feature that many users like is the ease of portability. No, not portability as in it can be used on a Mac or in Linux, but in the sense it is easy to move or copy, much like an Excel file. Since an Access application can be in one file but does not to have to be it is easy to copy the database for other uses, such as a new project or to replicate to other locations. IT personnel may wince at this capability, but users generally like this feature since it allows for great flexibility.
Sep 24, - Microsoft Access has many versions, Service Packs, Hotfixes and other Updates with Office. The most up-to-date version of Microsoft Access is always available with an Office subscription. Microsoft Access is the latest version of Access. What are the differences between MS Access versions? Including topics such as the customised Access database, easier navigation, ribbon changes and.
Microsoft Access was the first mass-market database program for Windows. With Microsoft's purchase of FoxPro in and the incorporation of Fox's Rushmore query optimization routines into Access, Microsoft Access quickly became the dominant database for Windows - effectively eliminating the competition which failed to transition from the MS-DOS world. The project used some of the code from both the Omega project and a pre-release version of Visual Basic. Years after the program was abandoned, they decided to reuse the name here. Microsoft released Access version 1.