is a Test Lead on the Access team at Microsoft.
He started at Microsoft as a support engineer in Charlotte, North
Carolina in 1998 and joined the Access 2003 test team in Redmond in
2001. During the Access 2007 release, he led the security efforts
across the test team and worked on several new features including
disabled mode, database encryption, Office Trust Center, and
sorting, grouping, and totals. Rob also led efforts around the
Access object model and continues to provide direction around
programmability and security in Access.
A long-time fan of Access, Rob is a frequent speaker at the Seattle
Access Group and PNWADG meetings and has written for the Microsoft
Knowledge Base and Access Advisor. Aside from writing code in
Access and C#, he also enjoys spending time with his family
watching movies, going to the zoo and aquarium, and hanging out in
and around Seattle.
Michael Tucker is a Software Design Engineer on the
Microsoft Access test team in Redmond. He joined Microsoft in 1993
as a Product Support Engineer supporting the very first release of
Microsoft Access, and has been passionate about Access ever since.
During the Access 2007 release, he worked on the new ACE database
engine, and owned the complex data and SharePoint workflow
Michael designed and coordinated implementation of the test
automation infrastructure used by the test team. He also has
previous experience as a Test Lead and Program Manager on a variety
of products at Microsoft. His specialties include SQL, data
normalization, and object model design, and anything related to his
passions for airplanes, airports, and traveling the world.