Benefits of Microsoft Access Cloud
Microsoft Access Cloud:
For over twenty years, Microsoft Access Database has been one of the leading relational databases used by modern enterprises, a critical part of Office and Microsoft 365. It is a pioneer in low-code, no code database solution development. However, with the emergence of the cloud, Access customers tell us they need more hybrid solutions that keep the value and ease of use of Access with the value and flexibility of cloud-based storage and development platforms.
Making your Access solutions mobile with the Power Platform
One of the most requested capabilities Access users ask for is the ability to bring Access data and data entry onto a mobile device. With the new Access connector for Power Platform, Access data can now be brought onto any mobile device; your organization’s data is easily migrated to Dataverse where it can then be used to create a mobile Power App.
With the flexibility of the Power Platform and integration across multiple services, you can add features to the Power App to further customize how your Access data is consumed (figure 2) and viewed. This is one of the many ways the Access connector can help your organization bring its Access data into more applications and devices for consumption, viewing and real-time data entry. Now large organizations who depend on Access, can create hybrid solutions that embrace the cloud, and enable form factors beyond the PC to better meet their business goals.
Connecting Access to Microsoft Teams
Another exciting new capability the Access connector enables is allowing your employees to view and edit Access data in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams has rapidly grown into the collaboration tool of choice for the modern enterprise. Teams has nearly a quarter billion monthly active users, and now these users can view Access data right inside the Teams UI as they work with colleagues and execute on daily tasks. With the Access connector, Access data is migrated into Dataverse for Teams and can then be viewed by Teams users.
Now organizations can modernize their solutions and easily migrate across different scenarios. Some users who prefer Teams can replicate their Access forms as apps in Teams, while other users can continue to use the Access forms they know and love on their PCs. Meanwhile, IT managers can rest easy as all this is managed with a single data store in the cloud through Dataverse.