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    20 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    George Hepworth commented  · 

    I just saw Karl's presentation regarding the problems of Memory and Resource shortages. Setting the Large Address Aware flag for Access seems like it will go a long way towards solving one of the most frustrating problems facing Access Relational Database Applicaton Developers.

    This has to be done.

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    29 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback.

    In terms of setting SQL Server as the default database format, that is currently not in scope for the Access product. We have provided and will continue to provide efficient methods to integrate your Access data with SQL server, and the team will continue to develop more features that streamline the data migration experience (see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/migrate-an-access-database-to-sql-server-7bac0438-498a-4f53-b17b-cc22fc42c979)

    However, the ACE database engine has and will continue to be Access’s central data storage unit.

    There are new features coming soon that will improve the Access: SQL experience, and we are excited to share this news. Please stay tuned! :)

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    George Hepworth commented  · 

    @KVD. There is a free version of SQL Server. It is called SQL Server Express. You can actually deploy a small production database with Access and SQL Express--with licensing only for the developers' copy of Access. The backend is free of licensing costs. You can deploy the Runtime version of Access for all users.

    That said, I'm not sure I'd want to make SSE the default backend for Access, but it ought to be relatively straightforward to make it an alternative for those who want it.

    I'm not going to vote for this one as other suggestions seem to warrant more attention (IMO). But cost just isn't an issue here.

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    4 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    0 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Queries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    7 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application) » Local Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    George Hepworth commented  · 

    Interesting idea. Although many developers use comments in code, and a table of changes, it would be very convenient to have that functionality at the push of a button.

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    11 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    George Hepworth commented  · 

    Spreading rumors of this sort is not helpful to anyone, Mr. Ruperto.

    Besides, if someone "...who recently attended the MVP Summit..." made such a statement, it would most likely be a violation of NDA we all sign prior to the event. On that basis alone, I have to suspect this one is made up out of whole cloth.

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    5 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    George Hepworth commented  · 

    Alan has explained this quite well, but it doesn't hurt to add a bit of support.

    All you need to do is edit the file name! And all a user has to do to recover the full content of the file is to put the "b" back in place of the "r".

    There's no security involved. It's all about the runtime EXPERIENCE.

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