Access 2013 Preview
Access provides a simple way to build SharePoint apps. Easy-to-use tools help app developers get started fast and quickly share their app, improving end-users productivity from virtually anywhere. In this release, IT can also be confident Access apps are under the control and manageability of SharePoint and SQL Azure or Server
Build and share custom apps that run on the web and help run your business or department. No software development knowledge needed!
Welcome screen lift-off: Start creating a custom app from the Welcome screen, or get inspired by one of the new and professionally-designed app templates.
Table templates: Simply type what you need to track and Access will use table templates to deliver an app that does the job. Access handles the complexities of fields, relationships, and rules so you can concentrate on your project. You’ll have a new app with a natural UI up-and-running before you know it.
Create & run legacy databases: Enjoy support for your existing desktop databases (ACCDB/MDB).
Use a standardized app framework that makes navigating apps familiar and easy. Your app will remain professional-looking as it grows with your business.
Gorgeous Simplicity: Never again get "lost in the data." Apps you rely on every day remain easy-to-use even as data volume and complexity grow.
Related items control: Take a peek at additional relevant information in the database without changing screens. You always have the right context when reviewing or entering information.
Autocomplete control: Entering data accurately is "a breeze", with drop-down menus and recommendations that appear when you begin typing.
Drill-thru: Simply click to view a pop-up and dig into the details of a record.
As an IT manager for your company, you will love the new Office App model. Access apps are accessible on SharePoint or an on-premises server via a browser.
Data stored in SQL Server: Access apps are stored in Microsoft SQL Azure/Server so your data is more robustly secured than ever with disaster recovery, back-up and restore features now available. SQL Azure/Server also provides your business or department with long-term scalability of mission critical business data.
Office 365 deployment: Access apps now leverage SharePoint user access control and centralized app management features.