INTRODUCTION

A LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR

Dear Reader,

Another version of Access is here again, and along with it, this book. This is the third version I have worked on, and I am as excited as ever.

Through many new features in Access 2000, Microsoft is again expanding the horizon of what we can do with Access. One of these features is really closing the gap the between using Jet for the back end and SQL Server. Microsoft even included SQL Server in the box this time! Other new features include very cool enhancements in VBA and Data Pages, which blend even more the world of desktop and the Internet. This book covers all these new features.

Since Access 97 came out, I have worked (played?) hard to really use the new features that came out at that ...

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