I am writing my first ASP.NET web application using VS2010 in C# and Sybase as the back end database.
This ASP.NET web application will be a rewrite of an existing Access 2003 application that consisted of the user clicking on command buttons and generating either Excel 2003 files or PDF files, with SQL Server 2005 as the back end database.
Do you have any recommendations as to which direction with the architecture of ASP.Net I should use to reduce my development time? For example: WCF vs WPF.
Should I strongly urge my management that I use SQL Server instead of Sybase? Would going with SQL Server significantly reduce my development time?