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Advantages of moving to most current version of Access?

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What are the advantages?

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stan
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On 20 Dec 2003 06:17:06 -0800, zp*@comcast.net wrote:

It helps my stock price :-)

Check out the "What's New" info on microsoft.com, and decide for
yourself if you need those new features.

-Tom.

What are the advantages?

tia

stan


Nov 12 '05 #2

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Tom van Stiphout wrote:
On 20 Dec 2003 06:17:06 -0800, zp*@comcast.net wrote:

It helps my stock price :-)

Check out the "What's New" info on microsoft.com, and decide for
yourself if you need those new features.

-Tom.
What are the advantages?

tia

stan


Wouldn't another reason be that if you don't have the Runtime for the
previous version, after 3 months MS pulls all of the previous versions
of Office our of the stores and if you need to add new users you need
to purchase the new version. And since the new version requires XP or
Win2K, maybe a new OS if you are on NT or 98. I don't know what the
downgrade policy is.

Nov 12 '05 #3

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What are the advantages?


That depends on which version you're moving *from*.

It also depends on your working environment and what you are trying
to accomplish.

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Nov 12 '05 #4

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"Salad" wrote
Wouldn't another reason be that
if you don't have the Runtime for the
previous version, after 3 months MS
pulls all of the previous versions
of Office our of the stores and if you
need to add new users you need
to purchase the new version. And since
the new version requires XP or
Win2K, maybe a new OS if you are on
NT or 98. I don't know what the
downgrade policy is.


Most days, you can still find copies of Access 2 and most later versions for
sale on the online auction sites. And there will be lots of copies in the
distribution chain that don't get shipped back to the distributors and
thence to Microsoft.

And, of course, as you mention, if you have the Developer Tools, the runtime
still works just fine.

Nov 12 '05 #5

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"Salad" wrote
Wouldn't another reason be that
if you don't have the Runtime for the
previous version, after 3 months MS
pulls all of the previous versions
of Office our of the stores


This is not actually true. Microsoft does not pull the products out of the
stores. It is the stores, mostly nervous about what they would have to do to
the price if they have the old version on the shelf and how it might make
*them* look "behind the times" which leads to them to return the product to
Microsoft when they can still get back any money that they have invested.

They usually think it is a great deal for them....

Little do they realize that they could not only make back the money but they
could probably triple the price and customers would pay for it!
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Nov 12 '05 #6

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"Michael \(michka\) Kaplan [MS]" <mi*****@online.microsoft.com> wrote:
This is not actually true. Microsoft does not pull the products out of the
stores. It is the stores, mostly nervous about what they would have to do to
the price if they have the old version on the shelf and how it might make
*them* look "behind the times" which leads to them to return the product to
Microsoft when they can still get back any money that they have invested.

They usually think it is a great deal for them....

Little do they realize that they could not only make back the money but they
could probably triple the price and customers would pay for it!


Yeah, but since when did a retail store or online computer store ever understand any
of the software they sell. <sigh>

Tony
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Nov 12 '05 #7

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