This is the only book that provides comprehensive coverage of SQL Server 2000 specifically from a Visual Basic programmer's point of view. SQL Server is now the first choice for the Visual Basic developer wanting a more powerful, reliable and sophisticated database than MS Access can provide. SQL 2000, is tightly integrated with Windows 2000, offering more support for XML and much improved OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) services. This book is for VB developers who want to integrate SQL Server 2000 into their applications. It covers everything needed to work with SQL Server 2000, including topics such as SQL Server 2000 tools, managing database security, building and deploying English query applications, and more. The Jet database engine, which has traditionally powered Access, is gradually being replaced by the Microsoft Database Engine (MSDE), a limited-client version of the SQL Server engine (but without the front-end tools such as Enterprise Manager). This means that VB developers traditionally used to using a single-file database now have to cope with the client-server architecture of SQL Server.
This is a big conceptual leap, and many VB developers struggle to make it. This book is designed to help developers make that leap as easily as possible, and to show them how to use the full range of SQL Server's powerful tools within their VB applications.