Microsoft Office Access or Microsoft Access is a member of the Microsoft Office suite of applications used in creating and managing computer-based databases on computers. It can be used for personal information management, small businesses and enterprises to connect with servers. The same with other computer applications, Microsoft Access database is first and foremost a Windows file, which must have a path or location where you can retrieve and make files. You need to install it in order to run it. Access saves files in its own format based on the Access Jet Database Engine. It also links directly to data saved in other Access databases, Outlook, Excel, XML, HTML, text, dBase, Paradox, or any ODBC compliant data container, which includes Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and PostrgreSQL. Many programmers use Microsoft Access to create database solutions employing the programming language Visual Basic for Applications and used for MS office programs that include Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Access reinforces standard field types, indices, and referential integrity. With Access, you can create tables, forms, queries, parameterized queries, and reports.
While building database is fairly easy using Microsoft Access, you need ample knowledge or exercise in using the application in order to optimize its features and capabilities. Fortunately, a number of tutorial programs can be utilized on the Internet both for the inexperienced and advanced users.
- Microsoft Office Online. The best place to start your search for Access Tutorials would be the home of Microsoft Office itself. Microsoft Office Online provides training courses by version, training roadmaps, downloadable training presentations, user interface guides, demos, podcasts, and webcasts. Other learning resources include Microsoft Learning, Microsoft Business Certification, and third party trainings and tips. Microsoft Office Online offers visual interactive reference guide for Access 2003 and 2007 to help you quickly learn the application. You may need to download some requirements however, in order to start interactive guide. Third party tutorials are available for your choosing and sorted according to users' ratings.
- Browse through Access Forums. Look up Microsoft Access forums on the Internet and you will be directed to a number of sites where Access users ask questions pertaining to the application including references to online tutorials. You will need to join or sign up to these forums in order to maximize help.
- Look up Access video tutorials. Video tutorial is by far the easiest way to learn computer applications as it is easy to follow. The Internet provides online video subscriptions, DVD tutorials for sale, and free downloadable video trainings. Basic to in-depth study of the application can all be obtained from the Internet. It would be best though if you have a high-speed broadband connection in order to play online video tutorials. If you do not need a thorough training on MS Access application, you simply look up the particular function or control you need to learn, and the Internet will bring you to particular sites providing tutorials for your specified topic. Video tutorials are designed for beginners to advanced users so you have the liberty to choose the kind of training according to your level of knowledge on the application.
Finding a tutorial program online for Microsoft Access is relatively easy. Just be particular with your search and in no time you can easily build and access your own database whether for personal or business use.