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The Northwind sample database has been around a long time and has inspired many other sample solutions. A group of Access MVPs recently got together and decided to re-invigorate Northwind with their deep experience by creating the Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition. Not only did they improve its design and functionality, but they created a detailed step-by-step explanation of its components. The result is an in-depth learning tool for Access database design and development.

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We recommend that you study the related objects which are identified for you as you read each of the following topics. To bypass startup options, hold down the SHIFT key when you open the database.

Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition: database design

Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition: customers

Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition: employees

Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition: orders

Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition: products

Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition: user interface

Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition: startup

Northwind 2.0 Starter Edition: a brief introduction to VBA

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