For years, Microsoft Access has enabled developers to create database applications that address a specific business need, task, or process. In Access 2010, applications are now modern-looking right out of the box – no customization necessary. Access, through Access Services in SharePoint 2010, is now on the web – developers can create and share databases online. The web is also integrated within Access with mashup-type web functionality within Access applications. To use this new functionality, developers need to be aware of the differences among web databases, client-only databases, and hybrid databases. This unit introduces the developer to these concepts and to the new Access 2010 and Access Services through SharePoint 2010 functionality.