I have finally decided to update my knowledge. I am going from ASP to ASP.NET
I have installed the .NET framework (it seems to be working fine)
I have installed the MSDE (Microsoft Data Engine)
I have also installed the SQL Server and ODBC drivers for database connectivity.
Now, what i want to do is simply connect to a database. I dont want the code (thats the easy part), i just want someone to tell me how to setup my machine so i can write database-driven .NET applications.
I have looked through MSDN a few times, though we all know how difficult it is to find helpful information in that damn maze!
A basic explanation or link to a helpful article would be handy.