Access 2016


Access is a relational database management system that helps information workers track and report information.

This donation provides one license. See a summary of Volume Licensing Product Use Rights for specific licensing details.

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one in the Microsoft Title Groups document. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have database experience, you can use Access to:
•    Maintain a database of information on members, donors, and other constituents
•    Convert data to reports and forms
•    Automate data processing without writing any code

Major Capabilities

•    Templates: Access includes prebuilt solutions that you can modify and adapt to your needs.
•    Forms and reports: You can design and create professional forms and reports based on the fields in your databases.
•    Tool development: Expression Builder and Macro Designer allow you to add automation and complex expressions without writing any code.
•    Web access: When connected with SharePoint Server, you can post your databases online and access, view, and edit them from the web. Users without Access software can open web forms and reports in a web browser and synchronize their changes automatically.
•    Data import: Access can connect to and import data from external sources, such as other Access databases, Excel spreadsheets, ODBC sources, and SQL Server database.

Important Volume Licensing Information

With Office suites and applications, organizations can choose between two types of volume license keys for product activation: a Key Management Service (KMS) license key or a Multiple Activation Key (MAK). Organizations will be provided with both types of keys on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website.

For help deciding which type of key to use, Microsoft offers instructions on how to use a MAK or KMS key to activate volume editions of Office 2013.

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the first email you receive from TechSoup Program after requesting this product.

Expect three emails:
1.    When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address confirming the number of licenses you have requested.
2.    Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
3.    TechSoup will send an email with information about managing your donation at the VLSC. If you are new to the VLSC, you should wait for this email before you register there.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

SKU: LS-40879
•    1-GHz (or higher) processor, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit, with SSE2 instruction set
•    1 GB or more RAM for 32-bit systems; 2 GB or more RAM for 64-bit systems
•    3 GB available hard-disk space
•    1,024 x 576-pixel (or higher) display

•    Windows Server 2008; Windows 7; Windows 8; Windows Server 2012
•    Internet Explorer 8/9/10; Firefox 10 or later; Safari 5 or later; Chrome 17 or later

•    For Instant Search — Windows Search 4.0