Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition 9.00.1399

Free and professional data management bundle for Microsoft systems

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition has been designed with older Microsoft operating systems in mind. Offering bespoke data management options as well as the ability to enhance levels of performance, this bundle can be downloaded in the event that the original SQL copy was lost or otherwise corrupted. This is the official software package offered by Microsoft. View full description

PROS

  • The official 2005 SQL server for Microsoft operating systems.
  • Not much on-board memory is required.

CONS

  • This bundle will not work with newer operating systems.
  • There may be times when this pack cannot diagnose all problems.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition has been designed with older Microsoft operating systems in mind. Offering bespoke data management options as well as the ability to enhance levels of performance, this bundle can be downloaded in the event that the original SQL copy was lost or otherwise corrupted. This is the official software package offered by Microsoft.

Main Functions and Uses

Originally published in 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition provides the user with all of the most important tools to better manage his or her system. As the name may already suggest, this bundle can be used with older versions of Microsoft such as Microsoft XP and Microsoft 2000. Some core processes include advanced data protection, the better management of online applications and superior data storage solutions. This software can come in quite handy if a system seems to be running poorly.

Additional Details

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is 53.5 megabytes in total size, so most systems will not experience adverse performance issues. Possessing the Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 is the minimum requirement in order for this package to be downloaded. It is also recommended that at least 525 megabytes of additional hard drive space are available. An installation wizard will guide the user through the download process.

SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is the latest version of Microsoft´s powerful and reliable data management product. It delivers rich features, data protection, and performance for embedded application clients, light Web applications, and local data stores.

Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, SQL Server Express is available at no cost, and you are free to redistribute it with applications. Because it is part of the Microsoft Windows Server System, SQL Server Express is designed to integrate seamlessly with your other server infrastructure investments.

Core features of the latest version:

Quick set-up

The size of the download is smaller than ever, so it won´t take as long to transfer it to your PC. The installation and set-up process has been streamlined in the latest release, so it shouldn't take you longer than around 20 minutes to set up SQL Server 2005 Express.

Simplified administration

The application can automatically tune your database for optimal performance. Using Microsoft Update, it´s possible to automatically receive the latest patches and updates, enabling a high level of security and the latest features.

Seamless integration with Visual Studio Express Editions

SQL Server Express is designed to integrate seamlessly with Visual Studio Express Editions, to give you a complete integrated data experience for building Windows applications and Web sites.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition 9.00.1399