Still on my Microsoft office series, today I will be writing on one of the many applications of the Microsoft office. The product key of Microsoft office I will be writing on is the access product. Now before I begin I will first like to ask some questions.
What is Microsoft Access? Do you know what it is? Do you know its features? Lastly, do you know how to get it? In other words, do you know to buy or download it on your device? If you do not have an answer to these questions, you really need to read this article.
What Is Microsoft Access?
Microsoft Access is one of the applications of Microsoft office. It is a database engine form Microsoft. This tool by Microsoft office can be employed for both small and large database deployments. Most users know it as jet engine software. It supports most database features as the referential integrity, multi-user support with up to as much as over 200 user connections. Although it is created for both large and small databases, it is ideal when creating small databases such as those that are used by single apartments. The version was released on November 1992 as version 1.0. It can also be employed in crating larger databases but there is the risk of data loss and corruption. This tool is updated on a regular base with each release of a new Microsoft office with new or updated features.
As of the release of Microsoft access 2007. The file format of its databases changed from “.dB” to “.accdb”. Although it is not compatible with previous versions of access software it supports complex data types.
Microsoft Access Features
The benefits of the Microsoft access product in an office cannot be overemphasized. With the help of this tool, users can now effectively manage information by storing it for future reference. The whole idea of this tool by Microsoft is to allow users to get access to organized information in their databases without much stress. I will be giving some of the features this platform has to offer and you can find them below;
- It allows output for reports in PDF format.
- There are ready templates for users to create and publish data.
- Easily import and export to other Microsoft office applications.
- You can hide and also show an option for ribbon.
- Allows the effortless building and publishing of web databases.
- The most ideal tool for individual users and smaller teams.
- Easier to understand and use.
These are some of the features the access platform offers. If you want to know more about the access tool, you have to start making use of it now.
Can I download Microsoft Access for free
Microsoft Access is a paid application and it is not available for free but users can get access to the trial version. This tool can be gotten as a standalone app or together with office products. To get this app you need to visit the Microsoft office store.
On this store, you will have to click on the buy now tab below the access Microsoft corporation button. You can get access to this store via the official Microsoft web portal. You can make a quick search or go to the Microsoft Store on the page to see a list of all their products. The URL is www.microsoft.com/store and you get to see all their products.