Remote Sql connection in WEC7 MC32NO

I am having great difficulty getting my application to connect to a remote sql server.  In previous OS versions I could use the system.data.sqlclient.dll functionality by installing sql.wce5.armv4i.cab (or similar).  This cab is not compatible with compact 7 (I've also tried modifying the cab version to at least get it installed, but even after installing the sql client functionality is not working), and I have searched for hours for the alternative for compact 7, and have worked through several other threads here with no success.  What am I missing here?  It seems as though this would be a straightforward requirement?

Thanks exceedingly for any help,

Chris