Microsoft Ignite 2018 recap: Access team showcases new data visualization features

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Microsoft Ignite 2018 has come and gone, but there’s still time to catch up on the Access content that was shared!


Michal Bar, Senior Program Manager for Access, and Tim Getsch, founder and CEO of and former Access Program Manager, attended the conference on behalf of the Access team. Over the course of the week, Michal and Tim met and discussed Access with customers and developers from all over the world, and presented an engaging session highlighting the new visualization features in Access, “Modern data visualization in Microsoft Access: Enhance your forms and reports.” The session provided in depth demonstrations and customer use cases for the new Access charting and visualization features.

If you’d like to catch up on these exciting new features, check out the recording of the presentation:



Want to try it out for yourself? Download the data for Michal’s demo here, or try out discovery of Pivot Chart forms and checking for version-specific forms and reports using Tim’s sample code, here.


Edit November 29, 2018: By popular request, Tim has produced an additional code sample, showing how to open a PivotChart in Design View. Please note that this is a rough proof of concept; as such, it will not cover all use cases, and should be tweaked per application. 

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