My friend runs his business (freight brokerage) off an Access database which was designed for him over 10 years ago. The database works like a charm, but since it is housed locally, he is limited when it comes to travel and working from home. He and his son are the only users and share the database from a SBS 2003 server. He asked me to help him move his database to the cloud. I had heard of eLance and so I described the task and hired a Pakistani programmer off eLance to design a web app (ASP.net) to do what the database does for him. Now a year later and $2K in the hole, we still don't have a functioning application. Most of that has to do with me (my lack of webdev skills) and the communication barrier between myself and the programmer.
Anyway, frustration has reached new levels and I come to you wondering if it's possible to just migrate the database to Office365 and continue to use the database as it is now. Can any of you tell me if such a migration is possible and do you have any advice, tutorials, etc. for performing such a migration? My background is mostly in hardware, but I think I can figure things out with a little direction.
Thanks for any help you can offer!