Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Why Access Developers Need Microsoft SQL Server Express

SQL Server Express is the replacement for MSDE, and its database engine is fully compatible with SQL Server 2005, so it is easier to migrate you Access ADP projects from SQL Server Express to SQL Server 2005. Plus it has a graphical query tool, which simplifies creating queries and managing SQL Server.

As set out in my post of 1 November 2005, Visual Basic Express, Visual Web Developer Express, and SQL Server Express Edition are FREE - until 7 November 2006 - cuttting-edge applications for creating Windows and Web solutions with Visual Basic 2005, and they DO NOT expire. Download from:

Access guru and writer, Rick Dobson, has just published a book to get you started: Beginning SQL Server 2005 Express Database Applications with Visual Basic Express and Visual Web Developer Express.

Microsoft Press has also released a book, Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!, which comes with a CD that includes Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.

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