A powerful database engine, with built-in administrative interface it offers a high level of security with
applications particularly true with .NET applications. It will handle large and complex sets of data and perform appropriately.
SQL Server provides automated data output in XML format for the web ( which require XSLT development).
It's status as a Server make it an ideal choice for databases with a certain volume of transactions, and/or multiple
databases. It's data analysis services make it very useful in data management matters as with Crystal Reports developments.
Used with later editions of Access as client it offers useful intranet solutions.
It interacts directly with multiprocessor systems.