• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 20. Exploring Access Data Projec... > Understanding the Role of SQL Server...

Understanding the Role of SQL Server and ADP

Microsoft's announcement in mid-1995 that Access 2000 would include an “alternate database” led to a flurry of “Jet is dead” pronouncements in the computer press. These stories gained credence when members of the SQL Server 2000 team described their forthcoming product as “Microsoft's strategic database direction.” The reality is that Jet obituaries are very premature. Jet plays a major role in more than 25 Microsoft products, and variants of the Jet database engine serve as the message store for Microsoft Exchange. Jet is likely to be alive and well at least through the first few years of the twenty-first century.

Regardless of Jet's prospects for long-term survival, there's a definite trend toward the use of client/server back ends when database reliability is the primary objective. Production Web-based applications require client/server back ends for security and scalability. Thus, SQL Server 2000 will play an increasingly important role as even small firms migrate database applications to intranets and the Internet. You can expect Microsoft to add new ADP features to future releases, but don't look for any upgrades to Jet.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint