Are you running SQL Server 2005 Express? (Are you sure?)

Only a few weeks remain before extended support for SQL Server 2005 ends. Although we’ve been talking about this for months, there’s a chance the April 12 end of support date will sneak up on you — if you’re one of thousands who are running SQL Server 2005 Express. SQL Server 2005 Express is a… Read more

Introducing SQL Server 2012 Interoperability Solutions

With the data explosion continuing across every datacenter, desktop and device, it’s no secret that the world of technology has become a very heterogeneous place. Organizations have investments across varied platforms and technology infrastructure and making the most of these investments means the ability to blend old and new to solve the right business problems… Read more

SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB RC0 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB Release Candidate 0 is now available for download. Try it here today! LocalDB is a new version of Express created specifically for developers. It is very easy to install and requires no management, yet it offers the same T-SQL language, programming surface and client-side… Read more

More editions of SQL Server 2008 Express released

In addition to the recently released core edition of SQL Server 2008 Express, SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services and the new SQL Server 2008 with Tools editions of SQL Server 2008 Express have been released. One of the key features of these two editions is that both include SQL Server Management Studio Basic…. Read more

SQL Server 2008 Express now available for download

On the heels of SQL Server 2008 being released to manufacturing last week, SQL Server 2008 Express was made available for download today. As with SQL Server 2005 Express, SQL Server 2008 Express will be released in stages. SQL Server 2008 with Advanced Services and the new SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools edition will… Read more