SQL Server 2012 Express
Edition is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight, and embeddable version of SQL Server
2008. Free to download, free to redistribute, free to embed, and easy for new developers to use immediately.
Edition has the following benefits:
Fast to download and install: It's a compact download, and you can get up and running in as little as 20 minutes.
Simplified administration: Automatically tune your database for optimal performance. For convenience, you can use Microsoft Update to automatically receive the latest patches and updates, enabling a high level of security and the latest features.
Free management tool: SQL Server
Management Studio: You can download the SQL Server
Management Studio Express
, an easy and efficient management tool for SQL Server Express
. With SQL Server
Management Studio you enjoy a consistent management experience across all SQL Server
Seamless integration with Visual Studio Express
Easy to deploy: Easily move or copy your SQL Server Express
databases to another computer or hosted server using XCopy and ClickOnce deployment.
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