SQL Server Development

We have run many successful development projects using Microsoft's SQL Server database.  A fairly expensive piece of software in its own right, SQL Server is a powerhouse for those database problems that stretch Access beyond its limits.  If you need to run a website (or an office system) with potentially large numbers of simultaneous users (30+), if you need absolute data security, if high performance is a major issue you may find SQL Server is what you need.

Both Access and the .Net environment can provide front-end applications for manipulating the data stored in your SQL Server back end.  If your application has a strong web aspect, probably the more powerful .Net environment is what you need.