Experience with Microsoft Access

I first worked with Access with a vengeance back in the late nineties, when I developed a simple call-tracking system for a support team I was managing. The system was based on Access ’97, with a Visual Basic 5 front-end. As the support team grew, we moved onto a different system, entirely based in Access. We ran all our support calls through Access forms, and we developed our reports in Access too.

Since then, I’ve done a lot of work with databases, branching into Microsoft’s flagship database product, SQL Server, and also the open-source wunderkind MySQL. My blog contains a number of entries relating to work I’ve done with various databases and database design.

In recent years I have been retained many times by a leading city centre training company, teaching their courses in Access 2003 and 2007, and more generally, using Access as a vehicle for training their clients in relational database skills and database design theory.