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Office 365 vs Office 2013

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I am an Access database developer.  I am going to build an Access 2007 database that interfaces with Outlook and Excel.  The client I am building the database for has Office 365 on his computer.  I do not have Office 365 on any of my computers.  From what I have read, I want to advise him to download Office 2013 and remove the Office 365.  Would that be good advice?
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you can Building an Access Database in Office 365 if you need also.

http://databases.about.com/od/tutorials/a/Building-An-Access-Database-In-Office-365.htm

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JC
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Most Office 365 SKUs offer downloadable office editions with Access.  I think only the cheapest of SKUs does not.  The client should NOT be told to uninstall Office 365 - Office 365 is a web service that hosts their e-mail and provides access to Office applications in a stripped down online form AND, in most SKUs, the FULL Office suite downloaded and installed on the local computer.

I strongly suggest you trial it to better understand what it is and allow you to speak appropriately informed to your client regarding the product.

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Thanks, Lee.  Can I trial it without it interfering with the Office 2007 installed on my computer?
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<<Most Office 365 SKUs offer downloadable office editions with Access.>>

+1

<<I strongly suggest you trial it to better understand what it is and allow you to speak appropriately informed to your client regarding the product. >>

+1, +1, +1....

 No points please.

Jim.
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With the exception of Outlook, yes.  You can only have one working Outlook at a time.

If you're a developer, you should have an MSDN subscription.  Setup a test machine (physical or VM) and run it there.
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If you have any Automation code, it is likely to have problems because of having two Office versions installed.  If possible, I recommend installing Office 365 (which is Office 2013 plus the Web stuff) in a VM, so there won't be any interference.  Outside of your VM, you can do some stuff with the Office 365 Web components on computers with other Office versions, but that is limited.
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