When we first saw Access in July of 1992, we were instantly sold on this new-generation database management and access tool. We've all spent the last 15 years using Access daily In fact, we eat, breathe, live, and sleep Access!
The fact that we can earn a living from our work with principally one product is a tribute to the Microsoft Access designers. This product has changed the productivity of corporations and private citizens of the world. More people use this product to run their businesses, manage their affairs, track the most important things in their lives, and manage data in their work and play than any other product ever written. It is indeed a privilege to be part of this worldwide community.
Now we have completely rewritten this book for Access 2007, with new examples and more in-depth coverage. We've covered every new feature we could think of for the beginning and intermediate users and especially enhanced our programming section. Over 500,000 copies of our Access Bibles have been sold for all versions of Microsoft Access; for this we thank all of our loyal readers.
Our first acknowledgment is to all the users of Access who have profited and benefited beyond everyone's wildest dreams.
There are many people who assisted us in writing this book. We'd like to recognize each of them.
To Greg Croy whom we complain to each day. Thanks for listening, Pilgrim.
To Carole McClendon, the very best literary agent in the business, and all the folks at Waterside Productions ...