This paper is designed to assist new SQL Server developers by comparing Access and SQL Server features.
Microsoft Access developers generally consider a move to SQL Server for performance, security, and stability reasons. This process is known as upsizing, and developers will find a number of key differences while migrating from Access to SQL Server. It is crucial that these differences are noted and appropriate action is taken to ensure a seamless and incident-free migration from Access to SQL Server.
Microsoft SQL Server is an enterprise-level data management system. It encapsulates industry-standard security, scalability, and manageability. In addition, there is support for Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Internet queries.
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