SQL Server 2005 Express

By Deane Barker on July 2, 2004

SQL Server Express: One of the things I don’t like about Microsoft development platforms is that they’re not free. Um, wait a minute…

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.

It gets worse (better?)…

Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition is a lightweight, easy-to-use and easy-to-learn development tool focused exclusively on Web development. Inside, you will find everything you need to begin building exciting, dynamic Web applications with ASP.NET 2.0.