Now available as free downloads.
Access 2007 provides a rich platform for developing database management solutions with easy-to-use customization tools. If no end-user customization is required (including report modifications), you may choose to distribute those Access 2007 solutions so that they run without requiring a full installation of Access 2007. You must package and distribute your application with the Access 2007 Runtime.
The Access 2007 Runtime is similar to previous runtimes in that all design-related UI is either removed or disabled. However, there is one major change: we will be offering the Access 2007 Runtime as a free download, just like we have done for the Snapshot Viewer in the past. You will not need to buy a special SKU to redistribute the Access 2007 Runtime. You can freely redistribute it or just point people to the download on Microsoft.com.
Distribute Access 2007 applications to users who do not have the full version of Access installed on their computers.
Find out how to prepare your application for use with the Access 2007 Runtime.
Use the Package Solution Wizard to build and distribute solutions that include the Access 2007 Runtime.
The Access 2007 Developer Extensions provide packaging and deployment tools and licensing and distribution agreements to make it easier for developers to bring solutions to market. Whether you are working in a small business or a large enterprise, as a third-party or an internal developer, the Access 2007 Developer Extensions can facilitate the deployment and management of Access 2007 solutions.
The Access Developer Extensions include the following components:
The Access 2007 Developer Extensions do not include the Property Scanner and the Customer Startup Wizard that were included in previous versions.
Free packaging and deployment tools and licensing and distribution agreements.
Mike Stowe shows you how to add an add-in to an Access 2007 deployment package created by using the Package Solution Wizard.
Select an output device for a report at runtime in Access 2007 by using the built-in Printer object.