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SharePoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies by Veli-Matti Vanamo, Kevin Laahs, Emer McKenna

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Chapter 1: Publishing Access Applications

In This Chapter

Designing SharePoint-compatible Access Databases

Understanding how your Access objects map to SharePoint

Publishing your Access application to Access Services

Creating your Access Web database site templates

Access Services is a new feature that comes with SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition, bringing the power and agility of Access applications into the flexible, scalable, and easily reachable SharePoint environment. When Access Services is up and running in your organization, here’s what you get:

You can extend the reach of your Access database applications to the Web by publishing them to SharePoint Server 2010.

Integrating the Access client application with SharePoint’s Access Services architecture means a single click gets Access up and running in SharePoint — providing all your users with a centrally managed, Web-accessible version of Access.

Publishing your Access application to SharePoint means that you have only one instance of the application to manage — gone are the days of distributing multiple copies of your database software throughout your organization.

When a user adds, removes, or modifies data, those changes are automatically accessible to all other users.

You can easily control the roles and access permissions on your database application by using standard SharePoint permissions.

Any functional or schematic updates you make to the database application can be seamlessly synchronized ...

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