As the post states, I am needing to have the Microsoft Access program for a Database class. I recently switched to Mac and have a Late 2012 Mac Mini i7. I am trying to figure out the easiest and not super expensive way to have the program on my Mac. I did a chat with an Apple rep last night, he stated to get the Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Business. I looked at the description and it does not mention Access. Through the school I am attending, they have Microsoft Office 365 University. It shows it is compatible with Mac and has Microsoft Access. But, isn't 365 through the web? Will this have all the features I would need for a class on databases? I looked at Parallels, but saw you have to purchase Windows. Is this the route to go? If so, do I go Win7 or go up to Win 8? The book for class I purchased last night references Win7 a lot. Sorry for the long post. Just trying to get this figured out before I go an purchase stuff that won't work or is incorrect. I appreciate any help that is passed along!