Hello Brian Goldman,
Nice that you like the new website. It is driven now completely from Sitefinity.
Sitefinity will start switching to OpenAccess soon. Stay tuned.
At the moment we are collecting votes for additional databases support. I take yours for VistaDB.
There is no generic database access possible because we are generating special SQL for all databases. Esp. the designtime support that we need is not part of the ADO.NET definition.
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