If you've used Microsoft Access before and want to know about the new features in Access 2007, then this article is a good starting place. It covers the main Access 2007 changes to the user interface and to table design, then summarises changes to forms and reports.
- Launching Access 2007 takes you to the new opening screen with more templates choices than before. Once you open an existing database or create a new one, you are taken to the new user interface with its left hand "fluid" Navigation Pane and right hand viewing area.
- Once a database is open, you'll see at the top of the screen, in common with the other Office 2007 applications, the Office button, Quick Access Toolbar and the new Ribbon navigator Tabs. The Office button contains various file management commands, the Quick Launch Toolbar has common Access commands which you can add to and the Ribbon Tabs is the new commands navigation system.