With every release of Office, all the Access people out there start to get nervous and they start to wonder is the last version of Access? Is Access going away? Is Access going to be included? And there's a good reason for that because Access is an extremely popular database development tool. Now it's used a lot of places, it's used to store a lot of small databases and they tend to grow. But they tend to be the backbone of a lot of small companies, even a lot of departments in large companies. And so everybody's worried. So the future of Access is really anybody's guess but I can tell you and I'm going to kind of stamp my forehead with a date here. But way back when Microsoft discontinued Visual Fox Pro, people went nuts. Developers just almost you know went out in the street and injured themselves because they so loved that product that Microsoft just decided it was time to move on. And so I just want to throw this in here because even as 2013 is being released for the Office Suite, there's a lot of chatter out there on the Internet about where is Access headed. Well first of all I'm going to try to kind of set you at ease here. Where is Access right now? It is extremely popular part of the Office Suite. Now yeah everybody uses Word, everybody uses Excel but like I said before in a different video it's really hard to walk into almost business in this country that, and I'm saying this country out of ignorance, I haven't been to another country. But that you won't see Access being used at least in one or two departments there. The Office Suite has 500 million customers worldwide and as a matter of fact Microsoft actually developed the SQL Server Management interface based on the interface that was in Access. And this was a brilliant move because SQL Server is a much more advanced, much more technical database environment than Access. It's designed to be an enterprise type database system and yet Microsoft chose to use Access interface type tools in it. Now this was brilliant because there was so many Access developers out there it made it very easy, much more comfortable for them to take that step up into the SQL Server enterprise database world. And so Access is very important to Microsoft. Access is a very natural, easy introduction to databases whether it's on the Microsoft platform or not as a matter of fact. Because databases are a little different. You don't actually see your data, it kind of hides from you and it takes a little getting used to. Now here's what it looks like. Access 2013 seems to be indicating about Microsoft's interest in Access. Microsoft is continuing to invest in Access development. They spent a fair amount of time and money investing Access, to integrate it with SharePoint Server, with SQL Server, with Office 365, with Azure. So Microsoft still considers Access to be player no doubt. And again this integration and this side by side playing well with SQL Server, SharePoint and Azure or Azure. SharePoint and Azure are two key flagship products from Microsoft and for Access to work with them the way it's doing in 2013 says a lot about Microsoft's thinking about Access. Access allows you to focus on rapid data deployment to the web. If there's anything that is really driving business right now it is rapid data deployment to the web. The web answers all kinds of questions about distribution, about updates, about maintaining the data and Access is right there in that whole mix. It's a way to leverage the incredibly large number of Access developers out there. The last thing Microsoft wants to do is cut these people off at the knees and have them go find another product. So if you're an Access developer, I wouldn't worry about Access going away anytime soon. But you do need to be aware of this and now here comes kind of the bad news. Okay. Look for certain functionalities to be relocated to other applications or removed totally. Now none of us like it when this happens but hey it happens. The world changes whether we like it or not and we just have to move on with it. Okay. One of the things you're going to find out that is creating a lot of angst amongst people is that Access Data Projects, ADPS are no longer supported in Access 2013. If you know what an ADP is you're probably either crying or throwing furniture in your office right now or wherever you're watching this. If you don't know what ADPs are then don't worry about it. Okay. This is not going to affect you. Next some things like pivot charts and pivot tables have been removed. And Microsoft says these things are better delivered in Excel anyway and so they have been pulled out of Access. Again if you've depended on these quite a bit in Access, this kind of rocks your world a little bit. But again understand things are going to change and move. But what we're not seeing is any kind of wholesale abandonment of Access by any means. So if you're an Access developer and you like Access and you've got your company running on it, you're in good shape. Access is going to be around a while based on everything we see, based on the way Microsoft's talking and working. So that's the good news, the future of Access looks bright.
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