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Data Points: Data Access Strategies Using ADO.NET and SQL

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When your goal is a scalable and efficient enterprise solution, you need to develop an efficient data-access strategy. You can't just do some testing on your production machines and rely on the results.

John Papa

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Hi all,

I was rummaging the internet learning aspx and came across the concept of: Microsoft Application Block for Data Access in .NET

It seems great of course. The articles are all early 2003-5 such as


So the question is - is this tech still relevant and should I be using it?



data access library v4.1


Ive just started a project that will use the enterprise library 4.1 data access code blocks.  Its been years since ive used them, can anyone tell me what assemblies I need to reference in my project in order to use them ?  Ive referenced 


are there any others I need ?

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