Make Access THE go to tool for RAD against SQL.
Don't ditch Access as it is in favour of the web apps. Make Access THE go to tool for rapid application development against SQL databases. Integrate SQL tools within Access. Freshen up the forms and reports designers, AND the VBA editor. Make it easier to lock down the finished application so users can't bypass the start up options and get to design and data.
Yes, we have >net, VB/C# etc. but to build a quick app for departmental use, Access has got to be the tool of choice.
And release it for the Macintosh for those of us with both desktops around!!
Arkar Myint commented
If you wish to you can locked down Access Forms and reports design from users, but for pros you can't prevent bypass nor locked down, that is very annoying. I can bypass any locked down codes except mde and accde.