Clint Covington: Software design, Microsoft Office Access

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  • Blog Post: How to pull in Amazon web service data into Access 2007

    Today’s guest writer is Ric Lewis. Several weeks ago he started a general discussion about web services which turned out to be a popular post. This week he is providing the details of the books sample database. It would be sweet if someone takes this project and details it out a bit further. For example...
  • Blog Post: Web service and sample book database that uses Amazon's Web Services

    Today’s guest writer is Access Program Manager Ric Lewis. Ric spent the last couple years with the Indigo team and just took an Access PM job. He is looking for some customer feedback on interesting web services scenarios. To start the conversation—he created an interesting and useful sample book database...
  • Blog Post: Interactive chart/form filtering code sample

    One of the most enjoyable design challenges I have had over the last couple of years was redesigning how users can filter inside Access and Excel. The new filter dropdown menu and context menus were lots of fun to explore different designs and think creatively about how users interact with data. I wanted...
  • Blog Post: Design for filter favorites functionality in forms

    Access 2007 introduces a ton of new filtering tools that make it much easier to cut and slice data in different ways. I’m very happy about the new experience and think developers will spend far less time building filtering functionality because of the built in functionality. However, in all releases...
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