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If possible, what is currently the best way to migrate a fairly simple  access database to the cloud?
Database consists of 5 tables, 5 forms and some vba routines.

I prefer a Google Apps integration, but am also open to superior suggestions ...
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by:Kelvin Sparks
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Have a look at this.

http://www.fmsinc.com/MicrosoftAccess/cloud/link-to-azure-sql-database.html

It uses a SQL database - easy enough to upsize the tables and you're away

Kelvin
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What will be your source of DB that you are planing to be in cloud computing.

As only the best way s to visualized your application and data so that end-user don't have to worry or think about the physical location.


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by:swadhinray
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Also try to have a look to the cloud computing architect :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

I also agree on what  kelvinsparks: said mentioned.
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by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
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Access 2010 can use and work with Azure. Access 2007 can work directly with Sharepoint. Earlier versions cannot really do this without moving to SQL Server based storage.

Note also that this technology is in it's infancy, so be sure that the current framework will do all that you need before making a decision. Also be sure that you FULLY understand what is happening with this (i.e your data is stored on a remote server somewhere - NOT on your local machines).
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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If you truly want to be in the cloud, you'd use Office 365:

http://office365.microsoft.com/en-US/online-services.aspx

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by:knarf75
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Thank you all. I might have further questions but will post a new question later on.
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