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Rumor about Access support going away?

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I heard a rumor that Microsoft will no longer support Access (perhaps
starting next year). Can anyone verify this? I find it hard to
believe. Thanks!
Nov 13 '05 #1
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S. Blond wrote:
I heard a rumor that Microsoft will no longer support Access (perhaps
starting next year). Can anyone verify this? I find it hard to
believe. Thanks!


Then you'll simply have to come to this newsgroup to get support.

Problem solved.

Did the rumor mention that Microsoft will be dropping Office too?
Nov 13 '05 #2

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Too good to be true

or

Too amazing to believe
It's the latter in this case. Microsoft is fully committed to major
enhancements to ACCESS 12 (next version) and will be supporting ACCESS for
many years to come.

--

Ken Snell
<MS ACCESS MVP>

"S. Blond" <sb****@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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I heard a rumor that Microsoft will no longer support Access (perhaps
starting next year). Can anyone verify this? I find it hard to
believe. Thanks!

Nov 13 '05 #3

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"Ken Snell" <kt***********@ncoomcastt.renaetl> wrote in message
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Too good to be true

or

Too amazing to believe
It's the latter in this case. Microsoft is fully committed to major
enhancements to ACCESS 12 (next version) and will be supporting ACCESS for
many years to come.


Jet, however, is another matter entirely -:)
Nov 13 '05 #4

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Thanks Ken...what is the source of your info? Are you affiliated with
MS? Just curious.
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Nov 13 '05 #5

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"S. Blond" <sb****@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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I heard a rumor that Microsoft will no longer support Access (perhaps
starting next year). Can anyone verify this? I find it hard to
believe. Thanks!

True. What we know as "Access" will be discontinued as a standalone
application. The "new" Access will re rolled into the next version of SQL
Server as a default front end development tool.
Nov 13 '05 #6

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Here is part of basis for my comment:

MICROSOFT INVESTING HEAVILY IN ACCESS

Last week at the Access Advisor conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced
their plans for enhancing Access over the next several versions. In his
keynote, Richard McAniff, Corporate Vice President of Access, Excel and
Office Programmability, revealed the future direction for Access and their
renewed commitment to the roots of making databases easy, along with
SharePoint integration for web connectivity. With the largest Access
development team since the early days of Access, Microsoft is refocusing its
efforts on making Access the no-brainer choice for Excel users who need more
power. By simplifying the development of database applications, information
workers will be empowered to solve more database problems on their own.
Meanwhile, the developer features will allow the continued creation of
professional solutions. Overall, the investment Microsoft is making, the
change in focus and simpler marketing message for Office, is quite
tremendous and bodes well for the future of Access.

I am not directly affiliated with Microsoft, but as a Microsoft MVP I am
aware of work being done by Microsoft, much of which cannot be discussed
publicly because of nondisclosure agreement with Microsoft.
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Ken Snell
<MS ACCESS MVP>
"Sandra Blond" <sb****@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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Thanks Ken...what is the source of your info? Are you affiliated with
MS? Just curious.
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Nov 13 '05 #7

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Actually, this remains to be seen... not clear yet what may or may not be
done with Jet....

--

Ken Snell
<MS ACCESS MVP>

"John Winterbottom" <as******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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"Ken Snell" <kt***********@ncoomcastt.renaetl> wrote in message
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Too good to be true

or

Too amazing to believe
It's the latter in this case. Microsoft is fully committed to major
enhancements to ACCESS 12 (next version) and will be supporting ACCESS for many years to come.


Jet, however, is another matter entirely -:)

Nov 13 '05 #8

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On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 17:31:36 -0600, "Gessel Vonnet" <nospam@no
spam.com> wrote:

"S. Blond" <sb****@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:b3**************************@posting.google. com...
I heard a rumor that Microsoft will no longer support Access (perhaps
starting next year). Can anyone verify this? I find it hard to
believe. Thanks!

True. What we know as "Access" will be discontinued as a standalone
application. The "new" Access will re rolled into the next version of SQL
Server as a default front end development tool.


Perhaps

SQL Server Express + Reporting Services 2.5 + VB.NET Express = Future
Version of Access???

The only part that seems to be missing is bound forms.

Especially the SQL Server Express (runtime consisting of 3 files only,
license Policy: "it is free and always will be free") seems to me to
be a very strong effort to move the people from Jet to SQL Server.
Greetings
Matthias Kläy
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www.kcc.ch
Nov 13 '05 #9

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Matthias et al,

Yay! I like SQL server better.

"Matthias Klaey" <mp**@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 17:31:36 -0600, "Gessel Vonnet" <nospam@no
spam.com> wrote:

Especially the SQL Server Express (runtime consisting of 3 files only,
license Policy: "it is free and always will be free") seems to me to
be a very strong effort to move the people from Jet to SQL Server.


Alan Webb
kn*****@hotmail.com
It's not IT, it's IS
Nov 13 '05 #10

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"Matthias Klaey" <mp**@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 17:31:36 -0600, "Gessel Vonnet" <nospam@no
spam.com> wrote:

"S. Blond" <sb****@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:b3**************************@posting.google .com...
I heard a rumor that Microsoft will no longer support Access (perhaps
starting next year). Can anyone verify this? I find it hard to
believe. Thanks!

True. What we know as "Access" will be discontinued as a standalone
application. The "new" Access will re rolled into the next version of SQL
Server as a default front end development tool.


Perhaps

SQL Server Express + Reporting Services 2.5 + VB.NET Express = Future
Version of Access???

The only part that seems to be missing is bound forms.

Especially the SQL Server Express (runtime consisting of 3 files only,
license Policy: "it is free and always will be free") seems to me to
be a very strong effort to move the people from Jet to SQL Server.
Greetings
Matthias Kläy
--
www.kcc.ch

We're looking at SQL Server 2005 Beta and tools to use with it. It's very
messy out there right now with all the things you mentioned. Soon the mess
will be gone along with all the newbies trying to be database developers and
DBA's. SQL Server 20?? with complete tool set is the future.


Nov 13 '05 #11

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RE/
VB.NET Express


?
--
PeteCresswell
Nov 13 '05 #12

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The article here is an interesting read.

http://www.databasejournal.com/featu...le.php/3385961
Nov 13 '05 #13

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On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 22:59:49 GMT, "(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z> wrote:
RE/
VB.NET Express


?


Some pointers
http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...s/default.aspx
http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/expres...c/default.aspx
http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/sql/

but it seems that the "Reporting Services" are not part of the
"Express" line:

http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005...o/productline/

It all is still quite confusing.

Greetings
Matthias Kläy
--
www.kcc.ch
Nov 13 '05 #14

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