Getting started with Access 2013

If you are a seasoned developer and have used previous versions of Access, the user interface of Access 2013 for desktop databases should be familiar to you. However, if you are creating a web app, be prepared for quite a shock when you first open Access 2013. Microsoft revamped the entire look and feel of the user interface in Access 2013 for web apps. (You’ll learn about the user interface for working in desktop databases in Part II). We’ll begin our study of Access by working with web apps, because this is the main focus for this release of Access by the development team at Microsoft.

On first starting Access, you’ll see a new Office Start screen on the Backstage view, as shown in Figure 2-7. We will discuss ...

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