Microsoft Access 2010 All-In-One for Dummies
Microsoft Access 2010 All-In-One for Dummies is the latest-and-greatest version of a long line of Access versions, starting (not surprisingly) with version 1. Not that this is the 2,010th version. Somewhere along the way, Microsoft switched
from using sequential numbers for versions to using years an idea first
pioneered by the automotive industry, which sells things like “2010 Ford
Mustangs” as opposed to “Mustang Version 9.3s.”
Without going into boring detail about what’s new in Access 2010, you find
the usual kind of stuff you find in new versions these days more power,
more flexibility, and more things you can do with it. And of course along
the lines of the Holy Grail of Everything Computerish these days more
taking advantage of everything the Internet has to offer. But the most noticeable change for the Access-experienced is the new look and feel (introduced in the 2007 version) along with some new ways of doing things.
The basic idea behind Microsoft Access is to allow individuals and small
businesses to manage large amounts of information the way the big corporations
do with relational databases. The difference is that while the big boys spend millions on computer hardware, software, and staffs of nerdy database-administrator types, Access allows you to do it all yourself with a run-of-the-mill PC and a realistic software budget.