VS DB back-ward complience

how for the latest version of VS (12/13), how far back of a SS version can it reach?
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25112Author Commented:
like, i was wondering if it can read/connect/write to sql server 2000 or 2005 from vs 2012 or 2013 front end code?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
how for the latest version of VS (12/13), how far back of a SS version can it reach?

What is SS

like, i was wondering if it can read/connect/write to sql server 2000 or 2005 from vs 2012 or 2013 front end code?

Oh SS is Sql Server.. Thank you for elaborating my mind reading skills are limited

Given the correct connection strings any version of sql server but you are limited to the 'features' of the connected sql server.
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25112Author Commented:
sorry i should have elaborated..

is there a reason why sql server 2000 or 2005 is not mentioned in this:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/hh266747.aspx
(they have mentioned sql 2008 and sql 2008r2)
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
They talk about upgrading to use new features i.e. local storage.  You will be limited to the commands and features available with 2005/2000.  You may have to connect using ADO 32 bit only.  Will it work, yes to a fashion, is it supported, NO, suggested? NO.
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25112Author Commented:
thanks.
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