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Databases offer a powerful, flexible way to manage your organization's data. In this section, we explore several popular database platforms: Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL, providing you with the information you need to get started and develop your database skills.
  1. Getting Started with Microsoft Access
  2. Advanced Topics in Microsoft Access
  3. Using Microsoft SQL Server
  4. MySQL: The Open Source Alternative

Getting Started with Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access provides users with one of the simplest and most flexible DBMS solutions on the market today. Regular users of Microsoft products will enjoy the familiar Windows "look and feel" as well as the tight integration with other Microsoft Office family products.

Advanced Topics in Microsoft Access

Once you've mastered the basics of Microsoft Access, you're ready to move on to some more advanced topics. In these articles, you'll learn more about harnessing the full power of Microsoft Access to achieve your business goals.

Using Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is an enterprise-class database designed for information-focused businesses. In this series of articles, you'll learn how to get started with SQL Server and leverage its power to meet your business needs.

MySQL: The Open Source Alternative

Fed up with the world of commercial software licensing? Are you looking for a stable database platform for your organization but sweating at the hefty price tags attached to mainstream products from Microsoft and Oracle? MySQL may be for you!

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