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    Lifetime / non-support of Access 97 (Access 97 SR2)

    Has anyone got any information on when Microsoft will no longer be supporting Access 97?
    (so I can finally switch to developing in A2000)

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    Re: Lifetime / non-support of Access 97 (Access 97 SR2)

    >>Has anyone got any information on when Microsoft will no longer be supporting Access 97?
    (so I can finally switch to developing in A2000)<<

    My understanding is that MS will discontinue A97 support in 2003. You might want to jump directly to XP, skipping A2000 entirely. (I'm in same boat, by the way).
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    Re: Lifetime / non-support of Access 97 (Access 97 SR2)

    I found this on the Microsoft support site

    http://support.microsoft.com/directo...inue.asp?sd=gn

    Just not sure what an "Offering Sign-Up End Date " is ?

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    Re: Lifetime / non-support of Access 97 (Access 97 SR2)

    It appears to have something to do with "Hot Fix", which I don't know what that is either. But apparently it is aimed at big users with support contracts; which excludes me! (don't know about you?<g>)
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    Re: Lifetime / non-support of Access 97 (Access 97 SR2)

    Not me either <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I was reading around a few of the pages, and I got the impression that it was the date when they stop producing hot fixes, except for people who pay for support

    I wonder if that means October 31st is last date for any Access 97 fixes ??

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    Re: Lifetime / non-support of Access 97 (Access 97 SR2)

    >>I wonder if that means October 31st is last date for any Access 97 fixes ??<<

    I don't really know. "Terminating support" can have a variety of meanings. Does it mean (like you suggested) date they stop making fixes? Does it mean they will no longer even support paying customers? Or what?
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    Re: Lifetime / non-support of Access 97 (Access 97 SR2)

    Yeap, very confusing

    Shame, all I want is a nice clear statement from Microsoft that as of XXXX Access 97 is no longer supported. I can then make a case to my management, who can let the customers know that our Access 97 based products are no longer supported, and I can stop having to try and ensure the code is compatible in both 97 & 2000

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