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Hidden Visual Studio LightSwitch: Secrets from the Real World for Creating Great Apps by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 1. Migrating Microsoft Access Databases to LightSwitch

Microsoft Access has long been a very popular environment for building business applications over relational databases. Access has multiple reasons for success:

• It’s included in and perfectly integrated with the Microsoft Office suite.

• It ships with a number of wizards that help the user to create complex data structures, reports, and user interfaces easily—even if you’re not a professional developer.

• It generates single files that can be shared easily.

Despite all these advantages, Access doesn’t fit well with networked environments, and it isn’t the most appropriate choice within departmental organizations. It also has some significant limitations, such as the database maximum ...

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