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What is future of MS Access?

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Sorry if this question is "classic"

I am interested know status of MS Access.
What is future of MS Access?
Do you know a site web with chart of development/support for Access?

Thanks
Nov 12 '05 #1
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[ln];lifeOffice talks
about support for various versions of Office.

It's highly unlikely that you'll find anything official anywhere about plans
for future versions, but I can tell you that they are currently working on
the next version of Office, which will definitely include Access 12

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Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
http://I.Am/DougSteele
(No private e-mails, please)

"PetitTrot" <pe*********@cowboy.ca> wrote in message
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Sorry if this question is "classic"

I am interested know status of MS Access.
What is future of MS Access?
Do you know a site web with chart of development/support for Access?

Thanks

Nov 12 '05 #2

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fp
Figure at least a 5 year life on the last version. MS will discontinue
support for some versions of Office because of the Java settlement. Also
figure .NET and VB to slowly replace Access (my opinion).

Also figure 3rd party support for Access for at least 10 years after MS
drops support on its last version. There is just too much of it out there
and too many companies that have vested interests in keeping existing,
paid-for applications running.

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Fred Parker
Lynn Consulting Group, L.L.C.
http://www.lynnconsultinggroup.com
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"PetitTrot" <pe*********@cowboy.ca> wrote in message
news:ik******************@wagner.videotron.net...
Sorry if this question is "classic"

I am interested know status of MS Access.
What is future of MS Access?
Do you know a site web with chart of development/support for Access?

Thanks

Nov 12 '05 #3

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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 20:24:55 GMT, "fp" <et****************@hotmail.com> wrote:
Figure at least a 5 year life on the last version. MS will discontinue
support for some versions of Office because of the Java settlement. Also
figure .NET and VB to slowly replace Access (my opinion).


People keep saying this, and I think it ignores one key fact. Based on the
direction Microsoft is headed, everything we have now, including Windows
itsels, and all of Office including Access will become .NET apps. Thus,
Access will not be replaced by .NET, it will simply be a part of the .NET
landscape.

Presumably, not all old code will convert directly without some code repair,
but probably not that much worse than the 2.0 to 97 upgrade was, and I
converted a really huge and complex app across that boundary in couple of
hours, plus a day or 2 of part-time debugging.
Nov 12 '05 #4

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Hi Steve,
People keep saying this, and I think it ignores one key fact. Based
on the direction Microsoft is headed, everything we have now,
including Windows itsels, and all of Office including Access will
become .NET apps. Thus, Access will not be replaced by .NET, it will
simply be a part of the .NET landscape.


tell that to the VB6 people and their apps ...

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mfg

Klaus Oberdalhoff [MVP]
Nov 12 '05 #5

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On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 23:26:15 +0100, "Klaus Oberdalhoff [MVP]" <ko**@gmx.de>
wrote:
Hi Steve,
People keep saying this, and I think it ignores one key fact. Based
on the direction Microsoft is headed, everything we have now,
including Windows itself, and all of Office including Access will
become .NET apps. Thus, Access will not be replaced by .NET, it will
simply be a part of the .NET landscape.


tell that to the VB6 people and their apps ...


I think Access, VBA apps will be inherently easier to convert than the average
VB app. In general, for instance, Access apps use few if any 3rd part
libraries, whereas most non-trivial VB apps use at least 1 or 2 of them.

I'm not saying there will no problem, I' just guessing that it will not be
crippling.
Nov 12 '05 #6

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