The last year and a half hits on my Blog have steadily increased (despite my postings steadily decreasing :-)). There is a simple reason for this…. People are reaching out to find out about Access Services and yet, frankly, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of good solid info or honest testimonials about this technology, espevcially about the Hybrid concept. This is really pissing me off …
I have outlined ad nauseum here the advantages of this technology with regards to deployment, performance distribution, even the fact that most Hybrid applications in Access 2010 have limited impact on SharePoint Server operations. And yet nothing (or next to nothing).
I was stunned when MS decided to include Access Services in Office 365 but the absence of Reporting Services capability pretty much completely destroys that idea. I have touted AccessHosting.com (owned by Larry Strange who I like very much) and there have been some people heading to him thanx to this Blog. Please keep in mind that Access Hosting has made a BG commitment to this technology, YOUR technology, and is willing to work wth you on making your experience the best it can be (including Reporting :-)).
In the interest of fairness I would be glad to review any other offering in this vein of course.
But regardless who you use as your Access Server supplier, I believe that there should be pressure to get more info out there about this technology and perhaps even a little hint of future plans for Access Services so we can go to our clients and make a better case for using Access with SharePoint.