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Microsoft Office Access is the dominant mass-market relational database management system (RDBMS). Although Access does not have the feature set or scalability of enterprise-class database platforms such as SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL, the product enjoys great popularity because it is simple enough to be used by non-professionals to create standalone database applications and by professional developers for quickly building sophisticated front ends to more powerful RDBMS systems or to other Microsoft applications and technologies such as Excel, Outlook, and ActiveX Data Objects. In either case, the rapid application development enabled by Access saves programming time and frees IT staff to manage other projects. Because Access is included in the Professional edition of Microsoft's popular Office suite, licensing expense is negligible.
Progent offers affordable online support for Microsoft Office Access and can provide expert help with application development, migration, and troubleshooting. Progent also offers custom online training for Access programming and database management and can help you create and maintain a network environment for your Access applications that is dependable, efficient, and secure.
New Features Microsoft Office Access s2010
The latest release of Access focuses on improving the product's core strengths of simplicity and fast application development. Because of limited scalability and performance, Access 2010 as a standalone relational database is still best suited for applications for individuals or departmental groups, but Access remains the tool of choice for quickly creating advanced front ends for more powerful RDBMS platforms. Major improvements introduced by Access 2010 cover easy database creation, enhanced forms and reports, support for Microsoft's new user interface, codeless application design, and more powerful web publishing.
Rapid Application Development
Microsoft offers a broad selection of free built-in or downloadable templates for Access 2010. The templates include the tables, forms, reports, queries, macros, and relationships required to create working applications almost instantly and cover areas such as asset management, education, finance, inventory, non-profit, sales/marketing, and time and billing. Databases created using Access 2010 templates can be customized as needed. Access 2010 also includes new modular components in Application Parts to build custom databases quickly.
Enhanced Forms and Reports
For creating sophisticated forms and reports, Access 2010 now allows you to manage conditional formatting in a single view and supports data bars with conditional formatting. The introduction of Office Themes in Access 2010 allows you to consolidate and format multiple databases in a few clicks.
Support for Microsoft's New User Interface
Access 2010 incorporates the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface with the new Microsoft Office Backstage view to replace the traditional File menu. The Backstage view provides a central, extensible space for managing Access 2010 databases.
Codeless Application Design
Access 2010 makes it easy to add automation and complex expressions. Expression Builder has been enhanced with Microsoft's IntelliSense technology for simplifying the creation of formulas and expressions. Macro Designer has also been enhanced to facilitate the addition of basic logic to a database.
More Powerful Web Publishing
Access 2010 can now connect to a Web service as an external data source by installing a Web service definition file that can be controlled by a network administrator. Access 2010 also offers improved support for sharing a database to the web. Through Access Services in SharePoint Server 2010, you can make an Access 2010 database available via a standard web browser window and you can use Access 2010 to make design changes. You can also use new features of Access 2010 such as calculated fields and data macros.
How Progent Can Help You with Microsoft Office Access Solutions
Progent's Microsoft-certified developers can show you how to use Access Forms and Reports to manage Access tables in order to design and implement simple multiuser applications that utilize Microsoft's proprietary Jet Database Engine and require minimal if any code writing. Progent can also help you customize Access 2010 templates to create specialized database application quickly, and can help you follow leading practices to tune your Access database architecture for optimum performance.
Progent's SharePoint Server 2010 consultants can show you how to publish and manage web databases by using the Access Services feature included with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Progent's SQL Server 2008 developers and SQL Server 2012 software programmers can show you how to use Access 2010 to design reports, forms, modules, and macros in conjunction with the design tools of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to create tables, views, stored procedures, and functions. In addition, Progent can help you build, test, and deploy standalone database applications or front ends from scratch using Access 2010's streamlined development tools such as Application Parts, Expression Builder, and Macro Designer.
Progent's management reporting experts can help you use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create new Access reports, enhance old ones, or connect your reports to a variety of data sources. Progent can also troubleshoot existing management reports generated by Access, design more efficient ways to secure and distribute Access-based reports, or migrate your existing reporting environment to more powerful management reporting platforms. Progent can also provide online line training for using the large selection of free application templates available for Access or for rapid development of custom reports.
Progent's database experts can help you plan and execute efficient application migrations from legacy database platforms or older versions of Access to Access 2010 or from Access to more powerful RDBMS platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server.
Other IT Services Offered by Progent
Microsoft Technology Integration
Progent is a Microsoft Gold Partner and can provide world-class support for both current and legacy versions of Microsoft technology. Progent can help you create cohesive, easy-to-manage database solutions by integrating Access 2010 with other Microsoft applications such as Outlook and Excel and with Microsoft server products including Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and SharePoint Server 2010.
Network Infrastructure Design and Troubleshooting
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers, Juniper Networks consultants, and other network architecture experts can help you plan, deploy, and maintain an affordable network design to support your Access database applications with fast performance, high availability, and tight security and compliance.
Security and Compliance
Progent's network security experts hold the industry's top certifications for information security including CISA, CISSP, CISM, GIAC, ISSAP, and CRISC. Progent can help you configure and monitor a safe environment for your Access database applications by providing services that include affordable remote security assessments for internal, publicly shared, and web-based applications, stealth penetration testing to validate security and compliance, 24x7 security monitoring, vulnerability mitigation services, and post-attack recovery support.
Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning
Progent offers extensive disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC) consulting services to improve the availability of your critical Access applications under any circumstances. Progent's disaster recovery experts can help you design, verify, and document a strategy to ensure that your information system can survive a catastrophic event. Progent can also provide the services of a business continuity consultant who can help you develop a comprehensive business continuity plan that takes into account all parts of your business, not simply IT issues, to assure the continued functioning of vital processes in case of a disaster.
Other Relational Database Platforms Supported by Progent
Progent's certified professionals offer online application development and database administration support for other major RDBMS platforms. Consulting services available from Progent include:
Contact Progent for Office Access Solutions
If you are looking for a Microsoft Office Access consultant, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or send email to email@example.com.