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Microsoft Access 2013 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad

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Chapter 1. What is Access?

What is a database?

Access as an RDBMS

Access as an application development system

Deciding to move to database software

Extending the power of Access to the web

DATABASE programs have been available for personal computers for a long time. Unfortunately, many of these programs have been either simple data storage managers that aren’t suitable for building applications or complex application development systems that are difficult to learn and use. Even many computer-literate people have avoided the more complex database systems unless they have been handed a complete, custom-built database application. The introduction of Microsoft Access over two decades ago represented a significant turnaround in ease of use. Many people ...

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