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UNDERSTANDING THE JET REPLICATION TOOLS

In the following sections, you learn about the four major replication tools available to an Access developer. You also see a simple comparison demonstrating the advantages of each tool. Some of the more esoteric features are discussed later in the chapter. For now, you should just contrast and compare the basic features provided by each replication tool.

The Briefcase

Windows 95/98 and NT 4 include the Briefcase as an easy-to-use tool that allows you to work on files at home or on the road, and keep the various copies of the files synchronized (see Figure 23.1). Because an Access database is inherently a potential multiuser database, you must now ensure that any changes you make while at home or on the ...

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