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Sams Teach Yourself ADO.NET in 24 Hours by Paul Bertucci, Jason Lefebvre

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Hour 1. Introducing the Microsoft .NET Framework and ADO.NET

The Microsoft .NET Framework is one of the most significant technology shifts Microsoft has ever made, analogous to the release of Windows 95 when Windows 3.1 was the prevalent operating system. The new framework is more than just an upgrade—it's an entirely new platform enabling software developers to create new types of applications, mainly by offering developers new tools, such as Web services, a set of strongly typed programming languages that are syntactically identical whether used to program for the Web or for the desktop, a common language runtime, a set of framework classes encapsulating areas of common functionality, and a greatly improved data access model.

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