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Access 2013 Bible by Dick Kusleika, Michael Alexander

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Chapter 34: Understanding Access Services

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding managed applications

Introducing Access's web publishing features

Looking at Access Services in SharePoint 2013

Explaining the limits of Access web applications

Over the last decade, Microsoft has been emphasizing and promoting SharePoint as a platform for collaborative development. Chapters 32 and 33 explore some of the long-standing capabilities built into Access that enable Access users to seamlessly share data with SharePoint users.

With the release of Access 2010 and SharePoint 2010, Microsoft took the next step with SharePoint and Access Services. Access Services is a SharePoint implementation that allows Access applications to run directly in the browser via SharePoint. This meant that for the first time, SharePoint offered Access developers the ability to bring their applications to the web.

SharePoint 2013 continues to improve on the integration between SharePoint and Access with new architecture and the ability to store Access data in SQL Server tables.

In this chapter, you get an understanding of Access Services and how it can help you create Access 2013 applications with a credible web presence.

Explaining Managed Applications

Access has long been relegated to a role as a workgroup and departmental database development system. In spite of its outstanding user interface and report tools, Access's reliance on a database file that can be corrupted or lost due to hardware failure or accidentally (or ...

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