SQL Server Express WebLog

SQL Server Express and Windows 8

With Windows 8 Consumer Preview released I thought it would be good to clarify for our users which...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 03/02/2012

Using LocalDB with Full IIS, Part 2: Instance Ownership

This is the second post in a two-post mini-series on using LocalDB with Full IIS. Don't miss the...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 12/08/2011

Using LocalDB with Full IIS, Part 1: User Profile

This is the first post in two-post mini-series on using LocalDB with Full IIS. If you found it...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 12/08/2011

Announcing SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB RC0

LocalDB RC0 is Here, with a Brand New MSI!Release Candidate 0 for SQL Server 2012 has just shipped,...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 11/28/2011

Using LocalDB in Visual Studio 2010

SSMS is a Success, But What About the VS? In my recent post I was using .NET Framework 4.0.2 to...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 11/27/2011

LocalDB: Where is My Database?

As I mentioned in the previous post LocalDB handles database files differently than regular SQL...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 10/28/2011

.NET Framework 4 now supports LocalDB!

Updated 2011-11-11: Added a link to the post on how LocalDB handles database file locations. Updated...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 10/27/2011

Introducing LocalDB, an improved SQL Express

Updated 2011-11-28: Added reference to the walkthrough of using LocalDB in Visual Studio 2010 and to...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 07/12/2011

ClickOnce Bootstrapper for SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

I'd like to share this post about ClickOnce Bootstrapper for SQL Server 2008 R2 Express delivered...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 03/30/2011

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express has been released

The final release of SQL Server 2008 R2 was made publically available on April 21, 2010! SQL Server...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 04/25/2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Database Size Limit Increased to 10GB

Great news for SQL Server Express users today! We increased the maximum database size in SQL Server...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 04/21/2010

How to take ownership of your local SQL Server 2008 Express

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Author: sqlexpress Date: 02/23/2010

Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate is shipped!

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Author: sqlexpress Date: 02/11/2010

SQL Server Express and .NET Framework 4

[update 1/17/2012: Fixed formatting and clarified all comments apply to all future Service Packs of...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 12/09/2009

SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTp Is released

With the release of the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP, we have simplified the SQL Server Express...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 11/12/2009

Embedding SQL Server Express Survey

Microsoft is committed to making the SQL Server the best database in the industry for embedding with...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 09/08/2009

General SQL Server Express Survey

Microsoft is committed to making the SQL Server Express installation experience the best in...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 09/08/2009

ClickOnce bootstrapper for SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools

I’d like to share the link to a blog post by Brock Weaver, where he explains how to add SQL...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 09/03/2009

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP

The August CTP of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is now published:...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/14/2009

Troubleshooting .NET 2.0/3.5 Installation errors

The installation of .NET 3.5 can fail for several reasons. Sometimes the .NET 3.5 install fails and...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/10/2009

Installing SQL Server Express through the Web Platform Installer

This topic will be expanded in the near future, but currently is a placeholder.

Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/03/2009

SQL Server 2008 Express Edition will be updated through Automatic Update

Starting in September, we are considering automatically updating SQL Server 2008 including all...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 07/30/2009

“Embedding SQL Server 2008 Express in an Application” technical Article

We recently published a technical article on how to embed and run SQL Server 2008 Express in...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 07/08/2009

How should I Install SQL Server 2008

There are two options for installing SQL Server 2008 Express. 1. Basic: Choose this option to...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 06/15/2009

We need your Express Setup FeedBack

In the next release of SQL Server, called SQL Server 2008 R2 we are working on addressing issues...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 06/10/2009

SQL Server 2005 Express edition, SP3 update for Windows 7

On June 23rd, we will publish the Express SQL Server 2005 SP3 updates for Windows 7 through...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 06/04/2009

Creating a SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express Slipstream drop

I have put together steps for you to build an Express Management Studio with Service Pack 1. See...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 05/29/2009

Installing SQL Server Express on Windows 7 Release Candidate

When installing SQL Server 2005 RTM/SP1/SP2 and SQL Server 2008 RTM on Windows 7 RC it presents you...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 05/14/2009

I have SQL Server Express installed and I want to upgrade to Service Pack 1

The easiest way to upgrade to Service Pack 1 is to search for the update through Microsoft Update....

Author: sqlexpress Date: 05/11/2009

service Pack 1 for SQL Server Express 2008 is Available

The SQL Server 2008 Express package with Service Pack 1 is now available. The simplest location to...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 05/08/2009

Troubleshooting the corrupt file error when using the SQL Server 2008 Express Setup Package

I've seen a number of people bringing this message up in the forums recently so I thought I would...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 04/22/2009

Survey: SQL Express 2008 and Patching

We are working on the patching model that will be used for SQL Server 2008 Express and we're...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 12/15/2008

SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Whitepaper

The SQL Server Engineering team has released a masive white paper that details upgrading to SQL...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 12/05/2008

Getting SQL Server 2008 Express on a DVD

A small but persistent group of developers has been asking for SQL Server Express to be released on...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 11/10/2008

Announcing the SQL Express 2008 Installation Package

Update: The SQL Express 2008 Installation Package (Express Wrapper) is no longer available....

Author: sqlexpress Date: 11/05/2008

FAQ: Error creating a Service-based database in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

A few of you have run into problems when trying to add a new Service-based database to your project...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 10/02/2008

FAQ: "Installing" the SQL Server 2008 Express ClickOnce Bootstrapper for Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Clearly, the names of our components are getting too long, but that's a matter for another...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 09/12/2008

Detailed information about installing SQL Express and it's prerequisites

There is a new posting in the PSS SQL Server blog that gives even more detail about installing the...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/28/2008

FAQ: Switching between SQL Server 2008 edtions

There is an extra step that you need to take when upgrading from one edition of SQL Server 2008 to...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/24/2008

The SQL Express 2008 family is getting bigger

We've released SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools (a new edition for 2008) and SQL Server 2008...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/22/2008

SQL Server 2008 Express is now live!

I promised an update on SQL Express availability in my last post about the release of SQL Server...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/11/2008

What's up with SQL Server 2008 Express editions

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Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/07/2008

SQL Server 2008 Express RC0

It's time for another release post, this time for RC0 of SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server 2008...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 06/10/2008

BIDS or Bust: Writing reports in SQL Express 2008

I asked for your oppinions about a new Report Designer in one of my earlier posts in this blog. I...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 02/26/2008

SQL Server Express and Hosting

Several questions have come up lately regarding whether SQL Server Express is an appropriate product...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 02/22/2008

Understanding SQL Express behavior: Idle time resource usage, AUTO_CLOSE and User Instances

I've gotten a number of questions recently asking how SQL Express uses resources during idle time,...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 02/22/2008

Opinion Poll: Creating Reports in SQL Express 2008

The Reporting Services team is developing a new report designer tool that we're considering...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 12/14/2007

What's New in SQL Express 2008 November CTP

SQL Server 2008 Express is now available as part of the November CTP - You can download it from the...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 11/19/2007

DIY SQL Express SP2 Bootstrapper

I've waited far too long to communicate this disappointing news to everyone, so here it is…...

Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/23/2007

SQL Express 2005 SP2 VS Bootstrapper manifest - package.xml

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Author: sqlexpress Date: 08/23/2007

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