MS Access – Running Access on a MAC

Ever needed to run an MS Access database on a MAC? It can be done.

One solution, is to install Parallels Desktop on the computer. This enables one to run Windows software directly on a MAC. Once it is installed, you then would install the OS of your choice and the MS Access. So you need valid OS license and a valid MS Access license or use the free run-time version.

That said, at $80 for parallels and then another $200+ to get a copy of windows this starts to become an expensive endeavour if it is only to use MS Access! Never the less, it is a viable option for those looking for a solution to a problem.