“Your truly independent guide to Access 2013”
Never mind all the Microsoft hype and vague promises – Helen Feddema has dug deep into Access 2013 to see how it really works.
The new Web Apps get a full and close examination. Web Apps are the default and preferred option in Access 2013 despite being relatively new and needing special server support.
- What are Web Apps?
- What do you need to run Web Apps? (hint: more than just Access 2013)
- How are they supposed to work
- How they really work.
Traditional Desktop Apps are possible with Access 2013, though you’d be forgiven for thinking they are dropped from Microsoft’s marketing silence.
- Navigation Controls
- Changes to data types
- New challenges installing add-ins, and how to work around them
From the web to the desktop
How to link Web app tables to a traditional desktop database.
Macros or VBA
Access 2013 has both macros and VBA. Helen explains which one to use while Andy Tabisz adds his “Top 10 recommendations for thinking in macro logic instead of VBA”.
Buying Access 2013?
Wanna spend more money on Access and Office? You can do that quite easily. Go ahead, no problem.
Check out the 32 page guide to buying Access 2013 (separate or with Office). We’ll explain the ‘ins and outs’ of getting Access 2013 for individuals and organizations.
Get the Office suite or Access 2013 standalone with a cheaper Office 2013 bundle?
Volume Licensing revealed! Confused by Microsoft’s volume licensing … join the club. Check out our special guide Microsoft’s special purchasing scheme. How it can work for individuals and organizations. The spending traps for the unwary.
How to buy 1 or 2 items with a volume license, bypassing Microsoft’s five item minimum.
Rent or Buy?
The big question for Office 2013. Do you rent Office 2013 (Microsoft calls it a subscription) each year or buy outright?
What’s missing and worse
Microsoft loves to tell you what’s new and improved, Access 2013: the real startup guide warns you what’s missing and not good in Access 2013. Fair warning of software omissions saves you a lot of time and hassles.
” As with all the Office Watch ebooks and newsletters, we’ve tried to go beyond the standard software ‘how-to’ to give you practical advice and tips we’ve learnt from decades of computing experience.” said author and co-founder of Office Watch, Peter Deegan.
- Over 150 pages
- PDF format
Evaluation / Trial
- Office 365
- Office 2013 software
- Trial period
- Extending the trial period
- The trap
Buying Office 2013 or Access 2013
- Bundle Summary
- Volume Licensing
- Subscription / Rental
- Buying an Office 365 subscription
- Transfer now OK
- Bundled with a computer or OEM
- Reselling Office 2013
- Subscription vs Purchase
- The purchase trap
- The subscription trap
- The Access trap
- Mixing buying and renting
- Condition for Home Premium / Home & Student
- Which one?
- Buying Access alone
- Saving with standalone Access
- Pay more for Office
- Saving money buying Office 2013
- Never pay retail
- Volume Licensing
- Special prices for special people
- Our suggested specs for Office 2013
- Computer and processor
- Hard disk
- Operating system
- Other Requirements
Office 2013 and Office 365
- Navigation Control
- Data Types
- Where Did the Color Go?
- Installing an Add-in
- Other Stuff
- Customizing the Ribbon
- What’s Missing in Access 2013
- Creating an App from a Template
- Table Templates
- Creating an App from the SharePoint Site
- Editing Apps
- Editing the Appearance of a View
- What You Can’t Do
- Editing Views in a Web App
- Viewing Control Properties
- Importing Tables into Web apps
- Macros in Web Apps
- Linking to Web App Tables in a Desktop Database
- Desktop Database Macros
- Web App Macros
- Thinking in macro logic instead of VBA