The Access 2010 Database Software from Microsoft is an advanced database application for Windows. It allows you to organize information in robust databases. You can create reports and charts based on your data, allowing you to analyze information with ease.
You'll be able to build databases with speed and ease. Templates are available, making it possible to get started with only a few clicks. Modular components are available to add functionality to complete common tasks.
You'll be able to integrate your database with a website, allowing users without Access to enter data via a browser. A Macro Designer allows you to add basic logic to your database, and you can customize the program's Ribbon interface to suit your needs.
Build Databases Faster and Easier Than Before
Forget the learning curve. Out-of-the box templates and reusable components make Access 2010 a fast and simple database solution.
Get started in just a few clicks. Find new built-in templates you can start using without customization, or select templates from Office.com and customize them to meet your needs.
Build your databases with new modular components using new Application Parts and add prebuilt Access components for common tasks to your database in a few simple clicks.
Create More Impactful Forms and Reports
Access 2010 brings you the innovative tools you'd expect from Microsoft Office to help you easily create professional, informative forms and reports.
Conditional formatting now supports data bars and you can now manage your conditional formatting rules from a single intuitive view.
The addition of Office themes in Access 2010 gives you the ability to coordinate numerous database objects in just a couple clicks and makes formatting a breeze.
Get Easier Access to the Right Tools at the Right Time
Locate the commands you need when you want them and where you want them.
Easily customize the improved Ribbon to make the commands you need most accessible. Create custom tabs or even customize built-in tabs. With Access 2010, you're in control.
Manage your database and obtain a faster, more direct route to your database tools from the new Microsoft Office Backstage view. The Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu in all Office 2010 applications to provide a centralized, organized space to manage your database and customize your Access experience.
Add Automation and Complex Expressions without Writing a Line of Code
Access 2010 empowers you to be your own developer by bringing you simplified and easy-to-use tools -- even if you consider yourself a database novice.
The enhanced Expression Builder greatly simplifies your formulas and expressions with IntelliSense. Reduce errors and spend more time focusing on building your database.
With the revamped Macro Designer, it's now even easier for you to add basic logic to your database. If you're an experienced Access user, you'll find the enhancements are more intuitive for creating complex logic and enable you to extend your database application.
Get a Centralized Landing Pad for Your Data
Access 2010 offers easy ways to bring your data together and increase work quality.
Include Web Services and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services data right in the applications you build. You can now connect to data sources via newly added Web Service protocol.
Import and link data from a broad range of other external sources such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Outlook, and more. Or, collect and update your data via e-mail-no server required.
Access Your Database in New Ways
Newly added Access Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 enables you to make your databases available on the web with new web databases.
Start collaborating right away. Post your databases online and then access, view, and edit them from the web. Users without an Access client can open web forms and reports via a browser and their changes are automatically synchronized.
Whether you're a large corporation, small-business owner, nonprofit organization, or if you're just looking for more efficient ways to manage your personal information, Access 2010 makes it easier to get what you need done more quickly, with more flexibility, and with better results.
Top 10 Reasons to Try Access 2010
Get Started Faster and Easier Than Ever Before
Harness the power of the community in Access 2010. Build on database templates created by others and share your own designs. Use new prebuilt database templates available on Office.com, designed for frequently requested tasks, or select from community-submitted templates and customize them to meet your specific needs.
Create a Centralized Landing Pad for Your Data
Integrate your Access reports using multiple data connections and information linked or imported from other sources. With improved Conditional Formatting and calculation tools, you can create rich and dynamic reports with visual impact. Access 2010 reports now support data bars, enabling you and your audience to more easily track trends and gain insight.
Access Your Application, Data, or Forms from Virtually Anywhere
Extend your database to the web so that users without an Access client can open web forms and reports via a browser and changes are automatically synchronized. Or work on your web database offline, make your design and data changes, and then sync them to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 when you're reconnected. With Access 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, your data can be protected centrally to meet data compliance, backup, and audit requirements, providing you with increased accessibility and manageability.
Apply Professional Designs across Your Access Database
Take advantage of familiar and appealing Office themes and apply them to your databases with high fidelity both on the Access client and the web. Choose from a variety of themes, or design your own custom theme, to get great looking forms and reports.
Add Navigation to Your Database Using Drag-and-Drop Functionality
Create professional looking, web-like navigation forms to make your frequently used forms or reports more accessible without writing any code or logic. Choose from six predefined navigation templates with a combination of horizontal tabs or vertical tabs. Applications with a large number of Access forms or reports can be displayed using multi-level horizontal tabs. Simply drag-and-drop forms or reports to display.
Accomplish Your Work More Quickly and Easily
Access 2010 simplifies how you find and use features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu to let you publish, back up, and manage your database with just a few clicks. And, with the improved Ribbon, you can access your favorite commands even more quickly by customizing tabs or creating your own to personalize the experience to your work style.
Build Your Expressions Effortlessly Using IntelliSense
The simplified Expression Builder makes it faster and easier for you to build out logic and expressions in your database. IntelliSense -- Quick Info, ToolTips, and AutoComplete - enables you to reduce errors, spend less time memorizing expression names and syntax, and spend more time focusing on building application logic.
Design Your Macros Faster Than Before
Access 2010 has a revamped Macro Designer that makes it easier to create, edit, and automate database logic. The Macro Designer enables you to be more productive, reduce coding errors, and easily incorporate more complex logic to create robust applications. Increase code maintainability by using Data Macros to attach logic to your data, centralizing the logic on the source tables. With the more powerful Macro Designer and Data Macros, you can extend automation outside the Access client to SharePoint Web databases and other applications that update your tables.
Turn Portions of Your Database into Reusable Templates
Save time and effort by reusing database parts built by other users in your database. You can now save frequently used Access objects, fields, or collections of fields as templates that you can add to your existing databases and make you more productive. Application Parts can be shared across your organization to create consistency in building database applications.
Integrate Your Access Data with Live Web Content
You can now connect to data sources via the Web Service protocol. Include Web Services and line-of-business applications data right in the databases you build through Business Connectivity Services. And, the new Web Browser control enables you to integrate Web 2.0 content in your Access forms.
Operating System: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP1 (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit); Windows Server 2003 R2 with MSXML 6.0 (32-bit Office only); Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit)
Hard Drive: 2GB
Display: 1024 x 576
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or later running Windows SharePoint Services.
Importing data requires Microsoft Excel 2010 or Outlook 2010.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, 32 bit browser only. Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.
Publishing to SharePoint sites requires Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Integration with Business Connectivity Services requires Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
Internet Fax not available on Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, or Windows Vista Home Premium
Certain online functionality requires a Windows Live ID.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.