Hands on: The future of Access revealed

Wednesday Aug 30th 2006 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Jet becomes Ace, and Access breaks a basic rule of relational databases.

[From Personal Computer World]

The future of Access has been a matter of debate for some time. When pushed, Microsoft made all the right noises.

For example, only last year Clint Covington, then Access lead program manager, told the Access User Group that Access had a secure future. But he wouldn’t be drawn on the future of the Jet database engine, and it wasn’t directly clear about the function Access would have.

Would Access continue in its current role or be relegated to, for example, acting as a front end to SQL Server?

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