Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jul 2009 19:02 UTC
Microsoft "The next version of Office moved a step closer to reality on Monday as Microsoft released an invitation-only technical preview of Office 2010. However, the release of the software will be limited. Attendees of this week's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, as well as the recent TechEd show, will gain access to the desktop versions of Office 2010." More here.
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Access continues to be destroyed
by arbour42 on Mon 13th Jul 2009 21:12 UTC
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It looks like Microsoft is continuing to strangle Access. In 2007, they emasculated it so badly that I told my clients upgrading from 2003 wasn't worth it, since the 2007 version actually took away key features. It was also plain awful to develop with.

I'm guessing they are trying to force people onto SQL Server and .NET, though .NET has awful db controls compared to Access (including .Net 4 now in beta).

And the Ribbon is still awful, tailor-made for our ADHD culture.

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