The time has come to port a vba repair shop management system (vba front end, sql express backend) to a platform with an executable which does not require installation of access or access helper files. My initial thought was vb.net since it seemed closest to vba, but upon investigation it seems the learning curve is a little more than I thought. Before I invest the time I would like to get some "experts" opinions on how I should proceed. vb.net, c++, etc? This is not a web application, it is multiuser with generally around 5-10 concurrent users.