The simple answer to this question is no. Access is not the only database product on the market, nor is it the only database product available from Microsoft. There are times when you might want to use a different type of database such as SQL Server or Microsoft Development Environment (MSDE). If you've only ever used Microsoft Access for your database needs you might be wondering why you'd need another type of database program. Well, there are several reasons that are detailed in the following paragraphs.
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