Many MS Access and SQL Server developers are moving to .NET. It's a natural migration because these developers can use .NET to create the same types of solutions they would in either database, but there's much more to .NET than your ordinary database. After all, .NET is not a databaseit doesn't store databut a programming framework. This short introduction to the mysterious world of .NET shows Access and SQL Server developers how to use a development tool, the freely available Visual Basic Express (VB Express), to create connections to data and a user interface to manipulate that data.
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