If you happen to be an Office 365 subscriber with Access services, there’s a piece of good news for you; Microsoft has introduced a much requested feature for the Access 2013 web app – the ability to send emails from within the app. Now, Office users will be able to send emails to other members of the organization from within the Access web app, making it easier to alert other employees of the organization about changes made to the databases.
As always, there are some pre-requisites before you can use this feature. You have to make sure you’re running the latest version of Access, that is Access 2013, with a minimum build number of 15.0.4649.1000. Once the feature is enabled for your Office 365 website, provided you’ve upgraded Access, you’ll be ale to see the new Send Email action in the Action Catalog. It’s as easy it as it sounds.
Microsoft said the following in a recent blog post:
“When you’re working with data macros attached to table events, you can send emails when new records are added, existing records are edited, or records are deleted. In this scenario, it makes it easy to alert relevant users within your organization when new records are created, modified, or deleted. To get started, you just double-click SendEmail in the Action Catalog to add it to the macro logic defined for that table event and fill in the required parameters.”
This feature can be used in a variety of ways in an organization and will definitely come in handy for many Office 365 users.Further reading: Microsoft, Office, Office 365