General Meeting Presentation

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Brandon Smith

Bridging Technologies: Leveraging the Power of Access and Modern Cloud Infrastructure to Delight Users

Brandon Smith

How can you bring the power of your database to users via the web browser? How can you bring the power of a web experience to MS Access desktop forms? In this session we'll look at several ways deploy solutions that are available to any user via responsive web application while still having the familiarity of MS Access desktop for your power users. We'll discuss the pros and cons of various approaches (file server front-end/back-end, Office 365, Amazon RDS) and some live case studies that include deployment, security, and maintenance. We'll also look at ways to revamp your existing MS Access applications to give users a more web-like experience on the desktop.

Brandon has been working with Access since 2.0, founding OpenGate Software in 2001 to offer MS Access tools that streamline development and make it easier for general business users to create powerful database applications without years of experience.