Chapter 34. Understanding Access Services

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding managed applications

  • Introducing Access's Web publishing features

  • Looking at Access Services in SharePoint 2010

  • Explaining the limits of Access Web Services

Access 2010 introduces a new standard for Access application development. The new model is not quite full-blown Web development in the sense of producing public Web sites driven by large databases, but it does offer many new and exciting capabilities for Access developers.

For a long time, Microsoft has been emphasizing and promoting SharePoint as a platform for collaborative development. Chapters 32 and 33 explored some of the new and existing capabilities built into Access 2010 that enable Access users to seamlessly share data with SharePoint users. Because SharePoint must be hosted on a Web server and is accessible only through a Web browser, integrating Access data with SharePoint is the first step toward creating Access applications with a credible Web presence.

All the features and techniques described in Chapters 32 and 33 apply to Access 2007 and 2010. But this chapter is a departure from previous discussions because it is essentially a white paper on the Web capabilities built solely into Access 2010. The features described in this chapter require Access 2010 and are incompatible with any other version of Access. Also, a complete installation of SharePoint Server 2010 is required as the destination for Access Web apps. No other version of SharePoint includes ...

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