Access 2016 and Office 365 on same machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have several machines with various versions of Access, some side-by-side such as A2010/2013.

    1. I have one machine with Office 2016 only. Is anyone successfully running Office/Access 2016 (C2R) on same machine along with Office 365 (which I understand to be Office 2019 now).

    2. How are others dealing with compatibility issues. Seems like if you use Office 365 for Access development, that restricts you to Office 365 user community since it is unlikely to be backward compatible, perhaps even to A2016 users.

    3. I guess the assumption is that if you develop under 365,  when Microsoft makes changes to the underlying version (such when they went from A2016 to A2019 under Office 365), your user community - as Office 365 subscribers - all get the same updated version at the same time.

    4. Maybe the only reliable choice for developers is to just dedicate one machine to Office 365?

    Dave Thompson

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5:02 PM

All replies

  • Many developers set up virtual machines with various versions of Office (2010 still being the most prominent in the business world). I find the new "we upgrade you whether you want it or not" approach that MS is using to be really difficult to manage when it comes to keeping specific versions.

    Bill Mosca

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:59 PM
  • Bill, "we upgrade you whether you want it or not"

    Amen. Rather than virtual machine, which I don't know how to do anyway ;-), I have separate machines, each with two sequential versions of Access. As you say, 2010 still popular, and I even see the occasional mdb show up.

    However, I am beginning to see O365 prospects.

    Talked with another developer today who says he has O365 and other versions on Access on same machine.

    Will this post unmarked for a bit in case others have comments.

    Thanks - Dave T.

    Dave Thompson

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:14 PM