[WEB4LIB] RE: Microsoft Access
O-Tech International, Ltd.
o-tech at o-tech.com
Wed Jun 2 18:05:13 EDT 1999
I went to the URL you cited on WebDAV, I knew nothing about this.
I see it is not proprietary Microsoft. Thanks for the lucid clarification.
Microsoft is becoming more interoperable, with Babylon server they promise
'interoperability between different operating systems'
"Babylon will also feature a Distributed Relational Database Access (DRDA)
service that will allow access to SQL Server 7.0 from DB2 and any other
program with a DRDA requestor. "
Myth or reality? Simply amazing.
Eva Holtsmark__________O-Tech International, Ltd.
Chris Gray wrote:
> Just a note on this.
> The reason for the requirement of IE5 and Office 2000 is that these
> applications support the new WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and
> Versioning) protocol. Since it is a standard, many other applications
> will be able to offer it and all applications using it will be able to
> work with each other. WebDAV is now supported by Apache and the Zope open
> source web application platform.
> The official IETF site for WebDAV is:
> Chris Gray
> Library Systems
> University of Waterloo
> On Wed, 2 Jun 1999, O-Tech International, Ltd. wrote:
> > Hi Kyle,
> > Microsoft is a vendor, and thus is vendor-specific, that is
> > Microsoft-specific.
> > I love the Microsoft website (I wonder if librarians build it?)
> > I found a reference to confirm your requested capability for remote user
> > input here -
> > http://www.microsoft.com/Office/ORK/2000/One/10t3_3.htm
> > Go to the heading 'Using other Web data access technologies'
> > "Saving an Access form as an ASP page that allows users to view,
> > enter, and update information in a database on a Web server."
> > The fine print states certain parameters must be met for full
> > functionality -
> > - IE5 web browser
> > - Office 2000 installed on client computer
> > But it appears it is possible. If you are a Microsoft enterprise, it
> > seems phenomenal.
> > I will be trying the official Office 2000 version soon after it is
> > released and then will be able to comment further from real experience.
> > Eva Holtsmark__________O-Tech International, Ltd.
> > Kyle Harriss wrote:
> > > Eva Holtsmark wrote
> > > > I have been singing about the other Bill (Gates) new Access
> > > > product, Access 2000 of Office 2000, in stores on June 10.
> > > > I played with the Beta version and find it truly remarkable -
> > > > point and click, publish your existing Access Database on
> > > > the web dynamically using 'Data Access Pages'
> > >
> > > Eva,
> > >
> > > I'm going to follow the link you provided and do some looking,
> > > but I did look at Microsoft's announcements before and found
> > > one thing lacking. If I was mistaken, I'd LOVE to hear it.
> > >
> > > The improved web features in Access2000 allow for publishing
> > > data to the web, but do they make it simple to allow
> > > remote users to perform data entry? (add records, edit records?)
> > > This is what I was hoping for, but did not see.
> > >
> > > =======================================================
> > > Kyle Harriss voice: (218) 726-6546
> > > UMD Library email: kharriss at d.umn.edu
> > > 10 University Drive
> > > Duluth, MN 55812
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