What's new in Access for Office 365

What's new in Access for Office 365

As an Office 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features. Take a look below to see what's available to you today.

Note: If you are an IT professional managing the Office 365 update process, check out the channel releases page to learn which updates are provided in each channel.

Latest updates for Access

There's nothing new in the September feature update, Version 1809 (Build 10827.20138), but here's some information about features we released recently.
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Refresh, relink or remove linked tables

The updated Linked Table Manager is THE location for managing all data sources and linked tables.

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Visualize data with new charts

Choose from 11 charts and make it easier to understand the data stored in forms and reports. Match fields to chart dimensions and preview your changes instantly.

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Latest updates for Access

There's nothing new for Insiders in the October release, Version 1810 (Build 11001.20038). Check back again soon!
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See what's new in the August 2018 feature update, Version 1808 (Build 10730.20088).

Database window in the background and Linked Table Manager dialog box in the foreground

Refresh, relink or remove linked tables

The updated Linked Table Manager is THE location for managing all data sources and linked tables.

LEARN MORE

See what's new and improved in the May 2018 feature update, Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087).

Visualize data with new charts

Choose from 11 charts and make it easier to understand the data stored in forms and reports. Match fields to chart dimensions and preview your changes instantly.

LEARN MORE

Database with pie chart in the center of the screen

See what's new and improved in the June 2017 feature update, Version 1707 (Build 8326.2058).

New Label Name property for Access controls makes them more accessible

We've added a new property to controls called Label Name so you can associate a label control with another control. Previously, you had to "cut" a label control and then "paste" it on another control to associate it. Now with the new Label Name property, you can easily type in the name of a label control to associate it.

Associating a label name with a control promotes accessibility because assistive technologies can now detect and indicate the association.

Label Name property shown in the Property Sheet

Editing a new value list item is more accessible

We're introducing a new keyboard shortcut that makes it easier to open the Edit List Items dialog box when working with value list combo boxes on your Access forms.

If your combo box uses a value list as its data source and you've set the Allow Value List Edits property to Yes, you can use this new keyboard shortcut. When you have focus on the combo box in Form view, press Ctrl+E to open the Edit List Items dialog box.

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Edit List Items dialog box in an Access form

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