I ran into this while looking for a way of accessing a SQL database on a Windows Server from Flash. You can do it with Flash Remoting but that is pretty expensive. I found Fluorine which is an open source implementation of .NET Flash Remoting Gateway but I haven’t got my head around all the jargon yet so I am not sure if it is any good for what I want it for. All I want to do is access the database but unfortunately this server doesn’t have PHP so I have to do things through .NET, and jump through all these Microsoft jargon hoops.
Also found this article which might be what I am looking for but still not to sure, it would help if I had a sample database running on my own machine to fiddle with and learn about it.