bring back replication.
I know it's hard to believe but there are a lot of us in the world (yes, even in the United States) that must occasionally work disconnected from a network. At our site we've nursed Jet 4.0 replication along for as long as we can and now it's starting to break as MS has backed away from supporting it. We are moving to a centralized SQL database with mobile hotspots but there are some places this simply will not work reliably. We will be forced to 'roll our own' replication method or bring on significant additional SQL expertise to see if it is even possible to reproduce our replication scheme using SQL. Jet replication worked great for us and Microsoft inexplicably decided to drop it.
As usual, to maintain your proven solution, you will need to stick with old Office versions and avoid to spend money on new licenses! ;-)
Klaus Oberdalhoff commented
Especially a replication between sql express and access would be most helpful
Even in times using lapttops, handhelds etc. especially during traveling or for employees working on supplier or customer sites for a few hours (were it is often difficult to organize stable network connections) this would be a very useful function..