After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Know the different components and libraries you can use to connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Know when to use each of the available libraries
Know how to access Microsoft SQL Server 2005 from your .NET applications
Compare different choices for connecting to your databases
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 uses a client-server architecture that divides the workload of applications among server and client computers. In this chapter, you will learn about different programming interfaces that you can use when building client applications.