How to switch SQL data connection for .net applications?

I have a server running SQL server 2005, we are about to make a switch to a new server enviroment and that machine will be running the same. All of our .net applications have a data connection to the old server. Once I bring up my new server, what would be the easiest way for me to have my apps recognize the new server name? Can I make a DNS entry to point to that machine?
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dqmqCommented:
If the old server is going away, you can certainly direct a DNS entry by that name to the new server.
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