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Pro Access 2010 Development by Mark Collins

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Microsoft Access is a unique platform that enables rapid development of database applications. It has been a long-time favorite of both developers and end users for creating single-user and small-scale office automation solutions. Recent improvements have made it a viable choice for enterprise-class applications as well. In this book, I'll show you how to take advantage of all the great features that Access 2010 has to offer. I think you'll find it surprisingly easy to build full-featured applications.

What Is Access?

For those that may be new to Access, a brief overview will be helpful before I get into the details. At its core, Access is a relational database engine that allows you to define tables to store data. You can ...

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