Free for development and production for developers, organizations and ISVs Built on the SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Scalable to other SQL Server editions, including SQL Server Standard or Enterprise Supports stored procedures, triggers, functions, and views Supports SQL Server Service Broker and Replication Store all kinds of business data with native support forrelational data, XML, FILESTREAM and spatial data. Improved performance, usability, visualization, in addition to integration with the Microsoft 2007 Office System in SQL Server Reporting Services Simplify development efforts by leveraging existing T-SQL skills, ADO.NET Entity Framework and LINQ Develop applications faster with deep integration with Visual ® Studio 2008 Full integration with SQL ServerManagement Studio Help ensure compliance with system policies and simplify management with Policy-Based Management. Three versions of SQL Server 2008 Express to meet your needs
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express is a free edition of SQL Server ideal for learning, developing and powering desktop and small server applications and for redistribution by ISVs.http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/express.aspx
SQL Server Express includes powerful features, such as the SQL Server 2008 database engine, SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, a server-based platform for creating and delivering traditional and interactive reports, and a graphical management tool, SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express. SQL Server Express utilizes 1 physical processor (includingmultiples cores), up to 1 GB memory, and up to 4 GB storage, offering powerful capabilities to support your application needs. FREE SQL Server Express is free for development and production for all users, including developers, ISVs, and organizations. Databases for SQL Server Express can be upgraded to paid versions of SQL Server, including SQL Server Standard or SQL Server Enterprise. POWERFUL Develophigh-performance applications that take advantage of the security, reliability, and scalability of the SQL Server Database Engine.
SQL Server 2008 Express
Build robust applications Create desktop and server applications by using advanced SQL Server features. Centralize business logic and increase application performance by using stored procedures, CLR integration, triggers and views. Buildapplications that dynamically respond to data changes by using query notification. Extend data to remote locations using SQL Server Service Broker and Replication. Manage any type of data Utilize all SQL Server data types, including support for structured and unstructured data.
Store all kinds of business data with native support for relational data, XML and spatial data. Storeand validate XML data and use XQuery to retrieve data. Increase the granularity of temporal data by using new data types such as DATE and TIME. Store large multimedia files on file systems as if stored in the database via FILESTREAM; files are not counted toward the 4G database size limit.
Map your data Add geographical information to your business applications. Buildlocation-aware applications by using the new spatial data capabilities in SQL Server 2008. Deliver relevant information Visualize your data by using SQL Server Reporting Services, included in SQL Server Express with Advanced Services. Create readable reports that help users answer complex questions and understand data. Enable users to share reports both internally and externally by using MicrosoftOffice ® Word and Microsoft Office Excel . PRODUCTIVE Simplify development efforts by leveraging existing Transact-SQL skills and incorporating new technologies including ADO.NET Entity Framework and Language Integrated Query (LINQ). Develop applications faster with SQL Server Express deep integration with Visual ® Studio 2008 designers and SQL Server Management Studio. Leverage existing skills...