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SQL Server 2008 Express Now Available

SQL Server Express 2008, which released on Monday, is now available from Microsoft.

New Features:

  • Support for LINQ, Entity Data Model and ADO.NET Entity Framework make it easy to create next generation data-enabled applications
  • New Date and Time data types with time zone support and .NET compatibility provides full control over temporal data
  • New T-SQL IntelliSense support in SQL Server Management Studio makes it easy to write accurate T-SQL code
  • Access a vast community of other SQL Server enthusiasts from beginners to experts via the SQL Server Express forum


  • Tight integration with Visual Studio 2008 with SP1
  • SQL Server 2008 Express provides high-end database features
  • Support for new data types and features like spatial data, HierarchyID, and FileStream makes it easier to model complex data
  • Support for MERGE, GROUPING SETS, sparse columns and table-valued parameters makes it easier to write T-SQL code
  • New Import/Export wizard makes it easy to migrate data
Published Wednesday, August 13, 2008 1:44 PM by Tom Anderson


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