Custom Table Styles are probably one of the more detailed hacks you’ll have to write. See the constructions details in my previous post . Besides the basic table format, there are 6 optional format layers you need to at least consider. In a minimal table style, you’ll need to include at least the Header Row, First Column and Banded Rows. Most users will expect to see these options. Total Rows, Last Columns and Banded Columns are less requested, you only need to include them if a design or client specifically requires them.
I recently wrote about a little hack we did with Azure Table Storage to give us functionality equivalent to a LIKE query in SQL, something not natively supported in Table Storage itself. This is another similar hack that I've used to give me the ability to order results based on a timestamp.