Microsoft Access – The Basics
Easy Development for Non-Developers
As is typical of the many applications developed by Microsoft, MS Access has been designed to be intuitive for the user. With many in-program wizards, help screens, drag and drop features, and even online training tools provided by Microsoft, it is easy to get started in MS Access.
What you need to start: MS Office Versions with MS Access
Microsoft Access is a low-cost and easy-to-use database development application that is included with specific versions of Microsoft Office. Modern MS Office packages where MS Access is included are 2019, 2016, & 2013 in both the Professional and Professional Plus editions. For MS Office 365, the minimum licenses that include MS Access are Business Standard and Microsoft 365 Apps.
Free, Runtime Use
To do development, or to make alterations to an existing database, a full version of MS Access is required. However, the free, MS Access runtime package allows an MS Access database to be distributed to users who do not have the full version of Access installed. See Run Time Download 1; Run TIme Download 2
Start with a Template
To give you a jumpstart, Microsoft has many free MS Access database templates available for download so you can quickly begin customizing your first database to meet your needs. There are many options to pick from, but one of them is certain to help you hit the ground running.
Perhaps a few simple modifications could get you the outcome you desire.
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