Access is now much more than a way to create desktop databases. It’s an easy-to-use tool for quickly creating browser-based database applications that help you run your business. Your data is automatically stored in a SQL database, so it’s more secure and scalable than ever, and you can easily share your applications with colleagues.
App Templates. Easily get started by creating a custom app or get inspired by a collection of new and professionally designed app templates.
Table templates. Know what you would like to track with your custom app? Simply start typing it in the “Add tables” textbox and then choose from relevant tables to quickly define fields, relationships, and rules between them. You will have a new app running in minutes.
Related items control. Users can take a peek at additional relevant information in the database without changing screens, so they have the right context when reviewing or entering information.
Autocomplete control. Entering data is now much easier and less error-prone for app users with drop downs and recommendations made upon beginning to type in data. Lookups allow for drawing relationships between records in different tables.
Apps for SharePoint deployment. With Access Services and SharePoint Online or On-Prem SharePoint Server 2013, Access apps can now be easily managed and monitored through a company SharePoint site in a browser.
Data stored in SQL. The backend has been moved to SQL Server and Windows Azure SQL Database to allow for added reliability, robust security, scalability, and long-term manageability.
1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2instruction set
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server2012
1 GB RAM (32 bit); 2 GB RAM (64 bit)
3.0 GB available
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphicscard and 1024 x 576 resolution
3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality.However, all features and functionality are always available byusing a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device.Note that new touch features are optimised for use with Windows8.
Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration.Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or serverconnectivity.
Microsoft account required.
Note: System requirementsare rounded up to the nearest 0.5 GB, to be conservative. For example,if we measure an application’s required hard disk space to be 1.99GB, we recommend 2.5 GB of disk space. Our hard disk system requirementsare intentionally larger than the actual disk space usage of thesoftware.
A graphics processor helps increase the performanceof certain features, such as drawing tables in Excel 2013 or transitions,animations, and video integration in PowerPoint 2013. Use of a graphicsprocessor with Office 2013 requires a Microsoft DirectX 10-compliantgraphics processor that has 64 MB of video memory. These processorswere widely available in 2007. Most computers that are availabletoday include a graphics processor that meets or exceeds this standard.However, if you or your users do not have a graphics processor,you can still run Office 2013.