Here's a rundown on the new Access 2010 feature:
- Web enhancements. With the conspicuous absence of Data Access Pages from Access 2007, Access developers were left scrambling for solutions to put their databases on the web. Access 2010 includes built-in web functionality and offline use through SharePoint Server 2010.
- Template-driven ease-of-use. Access 2010 includes a large number of templates designed to get you up and running with your database quickly. You can also make use of Office themes in your Access databases for a consistent look-and-feel.
- Dynamic reporting improvements. The new version of Access allows you to quickly design user-friendly reports with conditional formatting and data bars that allow you to measure progress toward goals and other trends.
- Navigation templates. You can now use template-driven functionality to add navigation features to your database without writing code. You simply drag and drop buttons to the appropriate locations on your forms and reports.
- Macro Designer enhancements. The revised Macro Designer makes it easier to use logic in your database to develop powerful data-driven applications.
- Web service protocol. Your databases can now reach out and acquire web content to be integrated directly into your Access forms.