Kirk Evans is a Microsoft Architect for the Azure Center of Excellence.
Introduction to SharePoint and Azure IaaS
Building SharePoint Apps with Windows Azure Platform as a Service
SharePoint Solutions and Architectures on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services
Understanding Authentication and Permissions with Apps for SharePoint and Office
I worked this weekend to prepare for a presentation this week at the Dallas SharePoint TechFest, “Access Services 2013 – Not Your Father’s Access!” I am covering the new features of Access 2013 as an app designer for SharePoint 2013. While presenting on Access, I frequently say that while Access has changed drastically, Access remains familiar because key parts of the UI have barely changed since 1993. As proof, I installed Windows XP and Access 2.0 and took some screen shots for comparison.
Creating a table:
Creating a query:
Even the wizards to create tables have pretty much the same elements as they did back in Access 2.0 with the ability to choose from out of box templates.
The thing that is drastically different is the ability for end users to use Access 2013 with Access Services 2013 to create apps for SharePoint 2013. That’s the part that I am very excited about because it provides the ability for end users to create composite applications without requiring developers. Looking forward to speaking at the event!
I wish I didn't have to say this. But when it is on the desktop, it's an application, and when it's in the modern-style interface, it's an app.
@cron22 - You should come to my session at the conference! When things run using the new extensibility model in SharePoint 2013, it's called an app. See http://dev.office.com for more information on apps for Office and SharePoint, specifically msdn.microsoft.com/.../jj250134.aspx for information on using Access as an app designer.