The Barnes & Noble Review
Making the most of Access 2007 means mastering its built-in features, extending them programmatically, and integrating your databases with your broader environment. Access 2007 Bible covers all that and more. You could start as a beginner, grow into an enterprise developer, and still find great value here.
The authors teach everything through an extensive example application that links theory and technique with business problem solving. Using it, you learn all the basics in nine chapters: from designing databases to navigating Access 2007's revamped interface to creating reports.
The authors next turn to VBA, linking concepts to useful techniques such as creating functions to calculate taxes. There's an up-to-the-minute section on integration, from basic data import/export to leveraging SharePoint team sites. You'll find practical insight into database optimization, bulletproofing, security, distribution, even using Access alongside SQL Server. This isn't just a tour of Access: It's a tour de force. Bill Camarda, from the February 2007 Read Only