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What's changed in Access since version 97?

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DOG
I am (was) an Access programmer with 10 years experience - I have
taken a break from work for 2 years to pursue other interests. The
last version of Access I was using on a day to day basis was Access
97. I did spend a little time with Access 2000 but not very much.
What I want to know is: From a programmers point of view what are the
main changes I need to familiarise myself between Access 97 and the
current version?
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Many feel that there have been no changes in any version since Access 97 so
_compelling_ that you need to upgrade. Others feel that it is a good idea to
keep up to date and that there are enough new features to justify it.

http://www.microsoft.com/office is a place to look for the features that
Microsoft feels are important.

Most of the changes between Access 2002 and Access 2003 were Office-wide
enhancements for the corporate world in the areas of interoperability with
Server functions such as SharePoint, with an emphasis on collaboration.

There are also a number of Access-only changes that benefit the individual
user, the developer of single-user database applications, and developers of
multiuser and client-server applications.

Later versions do require more computing "horsepower" and Access 2002 and
2003 require Windows 2000 Pro or Windows XP, although the runtime they
generate has been run successfully on older versions of Windows.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
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I am (was) an Access programmer with 10 years experience - I have
taken a break from work for 2 years to pursue other interests. The
last version of Access I was using on a day to day basis was Access
97. I did spend a little time with Access 2000 but not very much.
What I want to know is: From a programmers point of view what are the
main changes I need to familiarise myself between Access 97 and the
current version?

Nov 12 '05 #2

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I program in both A97 and A2K, and have reasonably sophisticated forms, but not
very fancy queries. I do use, for one application, a front-end/back-end setup.
I find no difference between the things I can do in either program. Pete
Nov 12 '05 #3

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