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The Access 2013 Runtime now available for download

The Access team is pleased to announce that the Access 2013 Runtime is now available for download for our customers! The Access 2013 Runtime is available in 38 languages. Read on to learn more and download now.

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Streamline collaboration across teams: Add notifications to your Access 2013 web apps

Access 2013 web apps are great for collaborating around a common set of data. When people work together in this way, the changes that one person makes to the data often require the attention of someone else. In this article, we'll describe a technique to build e-mail notifications into your Access 2013 web app using the power of SQL Server and a third-party service called Zapier. You can use this technique in your apps to make sure that the right people are informed when your shared data changes.  </p>

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Visualize your Access 2013 web app data in Excel

After you start organizing your data with Access 2013 web apps, you may find yourself wishing to visualize or summarize it. For example, imagine you are tracking your deal pipeline in Access, including when you expect to get paid and how much. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a visual graph of these projections to help you make decisions? Read more to learn how you can do just that by connecting Excel directly to the SQL Server that stores your Access 2013 web app data.  </p>

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Filter Your Data with Access 2013

As you manage your business in an Access 2013 web app, the amount of information it holds will naturally grow over time. The default views and navigation are great for getting started quickly, but eventually, wading through all of that information by scrolling through lists may not be the most efficient setup. Is there an easier way to create a different view of the data? In Access 2013 web apps you can create a customized filtered view in just a couple of minutes.

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Breaking Down Silos with Effective Communication

Today’s post features Ira Gottlieb, Vice President, Global Communications, Tyco Transforming Tyco with Yammer Tyco’s products and solutions protect nearly 3 million commercial, government, and residential customers, including 300 airports and more than 1,000,000 firefighters around the world. The company has been going through a massive restructuring, moving from a conglomerate of holding companies to

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Webinar: What is Access (and preview Access 2013)

Access helps you store and track just about any kind of information--inventory, contacts, business processes, and more. In this week's webinar, you'll learn how to organize and manage your data, plus we'll preview the latest version of Access, including a big new feature. Click read more below to view entire webinar or watch the trailer now.

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Moving and backing up your Access 2013 web apps

When files live on your computer's hard drive, there's a risk that they could be damaged, lost, corrupted or deleted. To protect against this, most savvy businesses make copies of important files in separate locations. In a similar way, Microsoft takes many precautions to make sure your Access 2013 Web Apps on Office 365 are backed up and always available. However, making your own backups is still a good idea. How can you make a copy of your apps that can be restored to a different location? Access 2013 web apps, just like all SharePoint apps, can be packaged up into a special type of file known as an App Package. You can store backup copies of your databases in App Package files and restore them by uploading them to any SharePoint site. Knowing how to do this would also be useful if you wanted to move a database from one Office 365 account to another.

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Moving data forward into Access 2013

Access 2013 is all about enabling you to build data-centric business apps on the web. Frequently, the data you care about—a customer list, a product spreadsheet, or a legacy Access database—already exists somewhere else. How can you get this data into your Access web app?  Obviously, copying each record would take a long time. That's where data import can be a huge time saver. Doug Taylor, a Program Manager on the Access Team, explains in a video.

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3 awesome Access 2013 Web Apps you can build right now

Juan Soto and Ben Clothier, Access MVPs, share some of their ideas on how Access 2013 web apps can be used to solve real-world business problems. They outline how Access 2013 can be used to create mobile dashboards, track inspection reports, or manage work crew scheduling on the road. Take a look for some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

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Plug into your data: Connecting Excel to an Access database

Northwind Trading Company is a growing online wholesale food business. Orders from retail merchants are coming in from across the country and are being stored in an Access database. Now the marketing team needs a better way to view the mounds of data. Luckily, the same features that Excel provides for viewing and organizing information in a spreadsheet, can be used to view and organize information in an Access database. But first you need to create the connection.

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Data entry made easy

In Access 2013, we've made a lot of changes so that you can quickly make a great user interface for your web databases. First, Access 2013 will automatically generate useful views based on your data. Second, you'll be able to use special controls for dealing with related data—the related items control and the autocomplete control. With this interface, the people who use your app will have easy time entering data. Erik Kennedy, a Program Manager on Access explains in a video.

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Get started with Access 2013 Web Apps

You can use Access 2013 and the Office 365 Preview to build a web app almost immediately and start using it to track the things you care about. There's no need to set up expensive or complicated servers, but you can still take advantage of the speed, security and simplicity that comes with server-based apps. Follow these steps to get started in minutes.

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