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MS Access 2016, 32 bit or 64 bit?

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I am upgrading a client's legacy Access 2003 application.  We are using the 2016 version of MS Access.

I recommended the IT people install the 32 bit version of Access 2016 instead of the 64 bit version.  Based on my experience and other developers experience I have always specified the 32 bit version.  I've even read that Microsoft also recommended using 32 bit.

IT responded that within the last couple months Microsoft has changed their recomendation to 64 bit.

Have any of you heard that?

Even if it's true does it only apply to the 2019 version of Office?  In this case we are using Access 2016.  I'm not sure if the recommendation would extend backward.
Juan Ocasio
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