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Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a relational database management system (DBMS) from Microsoft with which individual databases can be developed. The software can be purchased separately or in combination with Microsoft Office Professional. The software contains a development environment for creating databases based on the Microsoft Jet Engine with a graphical user interface. Access databases are stored in mdb file format and can optionally be migrated to a SQL server. Microsoft Access can access third-party systems via an ODBC interface; Access databases can also be accessed via ODBC. The database software can only be run under Microsoft Windows. According to Microsoft, the current version Microsoft Access 2016 will not be further developed and will not be supported in the medium term.  (more…)