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When considering how your application will connect to a data source, there’s a variety of technologies, patterns, and architectures to consider. Recently we published a “Summary of Data Access Guidance” on the MSDN Data Developer Center. If you want to drill deeper into the material, please check out Shyam Pather’s TechEd talk: Data Development GPS: Guidance for Choosing the Right Data Access Technology for Your Application Today.
Are there areas where you’d like to see additional guidance? If so please let us know in the comments!