Chapter 35: Deploying Access Applications to SharePoint

IN THIS CHAPTER

Building a starting data model

Initializing a web application

Editing tables and default views

Creating validation rules and events

Creating your own views

Managing your web applications

Access 2013 provides significant features for developers working on applications that must be shared among many users. In particular, Microsoft is exploiting the features provided by SharePoint and Access Services to extend the reach of Access 2013 to the web.

The good news for Access developers is that you don't have to become a SharePoint expert to use these techniques. All you need is the URL to a SharePoint server and proper permissions to create SharePoint sites on the server. All the development work is performed in Access 2013; SharePoint and Access Services do the rest.

Note

You'll need access to a SharePoint Server to experiment with the data sharing techniques described in this chapter. If you're interested in using SharePoint, you'll need to contact your IT department to inquire about getting access to a SharePoint site. If you don't have access to an already existing SharePoint environment, Microsoft has an offering called Office 365. Office 365 is a cloud-based Microsoft environment that offers subscribers a line of collaborative Microsoft Office–like tools that can be accessed through the web. Similar to Google Docs or Google Spreadsheets, Microsoft offers Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in Office 365. It also ...

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