I’ve been using Microsoft Access since Access 97 it’s a very powerful tool is you use it right. You can use it for everything from personal Baseball card inventory control to managing home inventories; even fortune 500 companies use it to manage million dollar systems. As I said if you use it right it can be quite a powerful tool built on some amazing framework. Recently a friend who’s getting into access asked me if I could provide him some resources so that he can get better familiar with the tool. Below is a list of resources I put together for him.
Northwind sample database relationship view
**MS Access Blog Resources:
**Some Really Good Books To Start With:
- Access 2010 Programmer’s Reference - http://amzn.com/0470591668
- Access Cookbook, 2nd Edition - http://amzn.com/0596006780
- Access 2007 Pure SQL: Real, power-packed solutions for business users, developers, and the rest of us - http://amzn.com/0615297927
Also If you’re looking for some templates visit: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=access&av=zac. I highly recommend checking out the Desktop Northwind 2007 sample database it can show you the full power of this product.