Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Migrating To Access 2007

Now that Office 2007 has been relased to production, the following are essential resources to guide developers in moving to the new version of Access:

Access 2003 Conversion Tool  You can use the Access 2003 Conversion Tool to analyze databases for upgrade and conversion to Access 2007, by scoping and identifying known issues that have an impact on the conversion process.

Migration considerations for Access 2007  With Access 2007, you can open and use databases created in Access 2000, Access 2002, and Access 2003.  You can also convert databases created with previous versions of Access into the new Access 2007 file format, and create MDE's.  Databases created with Access 97 or earlier must be enabled or converted for use with Access 2007. This TechNet articles discusses database migration considerations, including:

  • Migration considerations for Access 2000, Access 2002, and Access 2003
  • Migration considerations for Access 97 and earlier
  • Access 2007 in mixed environments
  • Access 2007 and SQL Server
  • Tools to help with your conversion project

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