What is Access?

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Do you have an idea for a database or web app to help your team work more efficiently? With Access, you don’t have to be a developer to implement it.

Take advantage of your data with the power of Access—without writing code or becoming a database expert:

  • Use templates to build databases and web apps quickly.

  • Easily find and report on data stored in Access.

  • Streamline data entry with autocomplete.

  • Create web apps that work in the browser or databases on your desktop, and share them with others.

  • Build professional-level web apps with just Access—no coding required.

  • Get greater reliability, scalability, and security, because Access web app data is stored in a Microsoft Azure SQL database or in SQL Server.

  • Manage and monitor your Access web apps through Access Services, SharePoint Online, on-premises SharePoint Server 2013, or SharePoint Server 2016. Take advantage of SharePoint permissions and app usage data.

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What's new in Access 2016

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It's not about generating data anymore.

Every business is generating data.

Instead, you need to take control of the data you have. You need to organize it and display it so powerful insights can emerge.

That's why there’s Microsoft Access.

Access is designed to work with Office 365 and the new world of cloud-based data so you can see it anywhere.

Use templates to build databases faster, and create web apps in minutes.

Everything you need is there -- tables, queries, forms, reports, and more.

Just add data.

Drop-down menus and auto-fill recommendations make data entry faster and more accurate.

And by creating a web app, you can share your data securely and on any device.

In a web app your information is automatically stored in a SQL database, so it's more secure, reliable, and scalable than ever.

New database templates have an attractive, easy-to-use interface and offer a consistent user experience so you can stop worrying about your users getting lost in the numbers.

With multiple-user access and permission settings, you can manage and monitor your Access web apps through a Sharepoint site.

Work smarter…and find the stories in your data with Access 2016.

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