Access Web Databases and The Access Show

Greetings Office Engineering readers—Clint here from the Access program management team. In partnership with Channel 9 the Access team is launching a new show called The Access Show. It will feature Ryan McMinn, myself and others from the team. We will talk in-depth about what is new in Access 2010 and Access Services and share feedback from the community.

Additionally, at the SharePoint Developers Conference we recently disclosed more details about the new server capability of Access 2010 called Access Services. Access Services is a new SharePoint 2010 feature that allows users to create browser accessible databases with the Access desktop application and host them on SharePoint. Through Access 2010 and Access Services you can keep your organization agile and your data secure:

  1. Provide users a manageable solution to create, share, and collaborate on team databases.

  2. Save money through lower development and maintenance costs.

  3. Get started faster with one-click community templates.

Here is the inaugural episode and a short demo where Ryan creates an Access Services application that runs in the browser:


You can learn more about this release at the Access 2010 Intro Series RSS feed.


Comments (2)

  1. Christina K says:

    My organization is running Windows Server 2003.  If we install SharePoint Services on the server can we get the same functionality to publish Access databases on the web, or is SharePoint Server required?

  2. Ryan McMinn says:

    @Christina K

    You need to have SharePoint Server 2010 for Access Services.

    SharePoint Server 2010 will be 64-bit only.

    SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2.

    SharePoint Server 2010 will require 64-bit SQL Server 2008 or 64-bit SQL Server 2005.

    Here is a link for more info.

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