Access 2013—New is not better…

While I have not used Microsoft Access for a long time (no serious work since Access 2.0 circa 1995), I can’t believe how the product has evolved.  The Access 2013 interface is virtually unusable for simple data cleansing/mining tasks.  I mistakenly thought Access would be right tool to take some Excel data, add some primary keys, remove duplicates, and make the data more relational (especially since I’m not an Excel guru).  Unfortunately it’s now easier to use Microsoft SQL Enterprise Manager than Access 2013.  It feels like in the desire to make Access ‘user friendly’ has morphed it into ‘user frustration.’

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