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Overview

SQL Server Express is a version of SQL Server 2005 designed for building simple, dynamic applications. SQL Server Express helps developers build robust and reliable applications by providing a powerful database that is also free and easy to use. Too often database systems are overly complex for building simple applications. SQL Server Express and the other Express products reduce this complexity by providing a simple but powerful development environment for building data-driven applications. You can design schemas, add data, and query local databases, all inside the Visual Studio 2005 environment. If you need more advanced database features, then SQL Server Express can be seamlessly upgraded to more sophisticated versions of SQL Server.

A robust database for building dynamic applications

Strong XML support

Tools and features to enhance management and ease of use

Easy installation and setup

Scalability and performance

Deep integration with Visual Studio 2005

Robust security

4Gig db size! Now that spec is overall better than VFP's 2gig per table limit. Ok, so VFP can have 3 tables at 2gig each that use VFP's RI rules - I am not moved.
Originator: Fernando Alvares (february 8, 2005)
( Topic last updated: 2005.02.09 11:59:08 AM )