Free to download, free to redistribute, free to embed, and easy for new developers to use immediately, a simple but powerful development environment for building data-driven applications.
The advanced query optimization engine of SQL Server 2005 delivers fast performance with full-text search. Load databases easily through the XCopy feature. Native XML support ensures that your Web environment can easily interoperate with other applications through Web services.
SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services provides a complete, server-based platform for creating, managing, and delivering traditional and interactive reports. Easily create sophisticated reports with tables, charts, and graphics, and then embed them in applications.
Configure SQL Server Express to dynamically tune database parameters to respond to changing usage characteristics. SQL Server Express delivers user updates directly using Microsoft Update, easily plugs in to most enterprise management environments, and supports either silent installs or GUI-based setup and installations.
SQL Server Express Edition