Microsoft Access is a database management system (DBMS) from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools. It is a member of the Microsoft Office suite of applications, included in the Professional and higher editions or sold separately.
Microsoft Access stores data in its own format based on the Access Jet Database Engine. It can also import or link directly to data stored in other applications and databases
Software developers, data architects and power users can use Microsoft Access to develop application software. Like other Microsoft Office applications, Access is supported by Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), an object-based programming language that can reference a variety of objects including the legacy DAO (Data Access Objects), ActiveX Data Objects, and many other ActiveX components. Visual objects used in forms and reports expose their methods and properties in the VBA programming environment, and VBA code modules may declare and call Windows operating system operations.
Create and share apps without being a developer
Access is an easy-to-use tool for creating business applications, from templates or from scratch. With its rich and intuitive design tools, Access can help you create appealing and highly functional applications in a minimal amount of time.
Customize apps to grow with your business
Tailor your custom apps to your business and your customers, easily editing as needed to meet evolving needs. Using Visual Basic for Applications, automate business processes and create more useful forms and reports.
Integrate with multiple data sources
Integrate data between Access and line-of-business apps using the Access connector library to generate aggregated visuals and insights in the familiar Access interface. Easily store data in SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL to enhance reliability, scalability, security, and long-term manageability.*