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Who listens if you have complaint on Office 365

After pushing for budget in our company to get onto office 365, I'm left with egg on my face after Access was dropped with no notice to me. So after developing a few databases to better manage some processes, as of last week, we cannot use them anymore.

In as far as I can see, this is a broken promise and apart from feeling like a total idiot for trusting Microsoft now, in this economy, what is with gradually removing features and charging more. In English when you are vested in something and someone takes advantage of that, I think they call it extortion.

Its funny that all the products now on the plan have open source alternatives which means nothing special about Microsoft for business now. I guess we can now call me a Microsoft fool.

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I never saw Access for Office 365 (in the year 2016)

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Visual Studio app

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Can you be more specific regarding Visual Studio app. I just happen to have visual studio installed but I cannot see how my colleagues will be able to use the various databases also.

Now, having had MySQL applications before, the required infrastructure is not as simple as having an Access Database on a share. Also consider trying to train someone to use and extend MySQL app in php or whatever; a person who had never developed vs Access. I have not come across anyone, technical or non technical I could not teach to use, develop and extend an Access Database.

On the surface, of course it seems simple but the implications for some of us are complex and costly. My main point however is you take a lease of something and ever so often, they come take a wheel off.

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I've used MySQL on single PCs

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And it was as simple or simpler than Access on a share because I never had a MySQL database corrupt. One system which I love to share about has been running since 2005 with no SQL upgrades.

There are folk that want to make MySQL or any SQL into a Mars expedition but it's been easy here.

As to Visual Studio to Access apps, another well done area with many code examples on the web as well as programming forums like StackOverflow, Daniweb and CodeProject.

That Wheel came off over a year ago from what I found out and I'm sure it did hurt.

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The wheel came off indeed

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You are definitely on point with that;. It hurt us now as our subscription was renewed this month and we did not get the memo from last year.

Anyway, its what it is now so will take in your input and move on.

Thank you

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I didn't get it that you were on Office 365 prior to 2016

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Office 365 support is VERY BAD

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After using the service for over a year, i'm not experiencing long wait times and poor solutions.

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