Our company has been using Telerik Open Access for years. We have multiple projects using it including some in development and some in production that need updated. Because Telerik no longer updates or supports Open Access, we are having a variety of problems. We've got users that have to go to another work station because we can't get Open Access on their computers and we've got projects where we can't add or update tables because the visual designer doesn't work in modern Visual Studio versions. So my question is, how do we convert these and what do we convert these to?
I've heard of Microsoft Entities Framework and we used to just call stored procedures instead of having a separate data project. Obviously our clients aren't going to pay us for hours to switch so we need something that works quick. How do we convert our existing Telerik Open Access project to Microsoft Entities Framework, straight SQL queries, or some other data layer option?