Can I connect a Mac running Snow Leopard to Windows Small Business Server

I'm running the OSX 10.6.8 and want to connect to applications running on Windows Small Business Server 2008.  Is this easy or difficult or impossible?

Most Applications intended to run in that fashion would provide a Mac client, a Windows client and a Server component, designed to interact and keep a Master database on the Server up-to-date. Custom database software could also be written for that environment. Perehaps there are options for your package to be used in that fashion, but it would have to be designed-in from the beginning.
A web Application could also run in that fashion, with only a Web Browser on each computer interfacing to the Server software, which would keep the Master database and allow multiple access over your local Network.

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