Rob Cooper 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