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Building a Custom Web App
SharePoint 2013 is a robust server-based software package that requires
Windows Server and SQL Server to operate fully. Most Access users don’t
have the capability — or pocketbook — to set up this type of environment.
If you work for a company that has SharePoint 2013, you’re in luck. You can
work with the system administrator to get the web address and login
information for the SharePoint site.
If you don’t have the luxury of being able to use an existing SharePoint 2013
site, other options are available:
✦ Use a SharePoint hosting company. Search the web for SharePoint
hosting, and make sure that the company you choose supports the Access
2013 Custom Web App.
✦ Sign up for Office 365. Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based service that
allows you to use Microsoft Office products anywhere. Several plans
are available; just make sure that the plan you sign up for includes a
SharePoint 2013 site.
Regardless of which option you choose to use for SharePoint 2013, make
sure that you have a website URL (such as http://sharepoint.
company.com), a username, and a password.
Creating a Custom Web App
When you have access to a SharePoint 2013 server, you can create your
Custom Web App by following these steps:
1. On the Microsoft Access main screen, click the Custom Web App
option (shown in Figure 3-6).
The Custom Web App window launches.