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Total Access Startup Ships for Microsoft Office Access 2010

Centrally Manage the Deployment of Access Applications to Your Users

VIENNA, VA – September 13, 2011 – FMS is pleased to announce the release of Total Access Startup 2010 with full support for the 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Office Access 2010.

Total Access Startup makes it easy to centrally manage Access databases and versions. Ideal for Access developers and network/database managers, Total Access Startup lets users seamlessly launch their Access applications and always use the latest version of their database with the right version of Access.

For best practices, Microsoft Access applications are usually divided into a front-end application database and a back-end data repository/database. For optimal performance, the front-end database is installed on each user's desktop. Making sure each user has the latest copy and is running the right version of Access can be challenging and time consuming.

Total Access Startup simplifies the process of distributing Access databases to every user's desktop and ensures the latest version is installed each time it's launched. Separate options are available for a first time installation versus an update if additional installation routines are required.

With multiple versions of Access on users' machines, launching the right version of Access is critical. Total Access Startup specifies which version of Access should be launched with the database and what to do if a user doesn't have that version installed.

"Total Access Startup is an amazing product and an incredible value. It's not only made my job as a developer easier but it provides a great service to our users and eliminates the need for our IS staff to be involved in what would normally be a time consuming process with a lot of room for errors and confusion," says Total Access Startup customer Margaret Killough.

Written in a lightweight manner that requires no dependencies on a user's machine, Total Access Startup creates a Windows shortcut that is distributed to each user to start the application. When launched, it checks the network to make sure the latest version of the database is installed and launches it with the right version of Access. This centralized management makes it easy to distribute upgrades and migrate between Access versions by making changes in one place.

Total Access Startup also automatically handles deployment to user folders and understands user profiles, which simplifies multiple users sharing physical machines, virtual machines, and use of Remote Desktop and RemoteApp environments.

"With Total Access Startup, developers can focus on enhancing their applications rather than the hassles of distributing them to each desktop every time," said Luke Chung, President of FMS. "Our enterprise customers have found Total Access Startup particularly beneficial and cost effective for distributing Access databases across their networks, while maintaining centralized control, and speeding up application release cycles."

Originally released for Access 2003, Total Access Startup 2010 is its third major release and replaces Total Access Startup 2007.

Product Information

Total Access Startup supports Microsoft Office Access 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97 and 95. Additional information is available on these web pages:

Licensing and Pricing

Total Access Startup is available via ESD and also comes with a professionally printed 48 page user manual and CD.

Total Access Startup is licensed on a per installation basis. A single license is $499. One installation can be used to manage an unlimited number of databases called by an unlimited number of users on that network. A royalty-free, redistributable launcher is included for disconnected users.

Existing owners can upgrade for $299. It is also part of the Total Access Ultimate Suite.

Total Access Startup can be purchased directly from FMS, corporate resellers, and international distributors. All FMS products include a 30-day money back guarantee.

About FMS

Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held software firm located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. FMS is the world’s leading developer of products for Microsoft Access developers, and a top creator of products for the data visualization, SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET, Visual Basic 6 communities. With tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries, FMS customers are comprised from a variety of public and private organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100. Committed to innovation and quality, all FMS products are developed by an in-house team of experts including Microsoft MVPs, published authors, and frequent conference speakers. FMS is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Microsoft Independent Software Vender (MSDN ISV), winner of the SD Times Top 100 Software Innovators and Leaders, a member of the Association for Competitive Technology, member of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners, and an InQTel portfolio company.

Total Access Startup Manual and CD

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"Total Access Startup is an amazing product and an incredible value. It's not only made my job as a developer easier but it provides a great service to our users"

M. Killough, a happy customer

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