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Does anyone have experience running an Access database over SkyDrive?  If so, what is involved?  Can an existing database be converted to run via SkyDrive?  Complications?
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 250 total points
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Access is a LAN Application. It requires a locking file to be created in the same folder to edit data.

Everyone that I know that has use skydrive  has to download the database. make changes. upload the updated database back to skydrive. This means that is will not be multi-user in real time.




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SkyDrive is a cloud hard disk but it is not designed for sharing the internals of a file in real time the way a multiuser Access database requires.

The best way to use SkyDrive is to download the Windows app to your PC, run it, and create a local SkyDrive folder. I make sure all my files are created on my SkyDrive folder. The files get automatically replicated/backed up on SkyDrive in the background (there's a delay). It may help with using the same file across PCs, but not simultaneously.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks to both of you.  It sounds like I need a different solution.
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