Customer has OEM microsoft office home and business 2016, but they now need access. I searched to buy microsoft access 2016 as a standalone product, but to my surprise I wasn't able to find it. Then I looked into in place upgrade from home and business to professional, also not able to find. I can find full product for microsoft office Professional for $399. Can I buy access separately? Can i purchase upgrade?
That's actually exactly what we did. We bought 50 copies of 2016 H&B because we didn't need the extra apps besides excel, word, PowerPoint and OneNote.
We only have 7 users that need Access. So we bought that separately. Much, much cheaper than buying 50 copies of Pro and getting a bunch of apps we don't want/need.
We bought H&B through Dell. We had to buy Access from the MS store from the link above because the Access 2016 SKU wasn't in Dell's system at the time. They,dell, may not even sell Access anymore.
If you don't actually need the full blown copy of Access, use the Access 2013 Run Time. Only 7 of our users needed the full blown version and only like 15 other needed the run time. The Access 2016 run time is not compatible with Click-to-Run apps like Office H&B 2016. You can run Access 2013 run time though.Edited Aug 23, 2016 at 18:45 UTC