SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is now available

SQL Server 2005 Compact edition runs as an in-process application, with a very small footprint  (less than 2 MB disk footprint) offering you a good subset of the T-SQL features, and replication features of a full blown SQL install. DB Size is capped at 4GB, should you want to be able to deal with that amount of data on a portable device.

          SQL Server Compact Edition is tightly integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio

          As the database is embedded in the application, little or no management is required.

          It even has self healing and management technologies built in to handle “instant off” and dead battery scenarios in mobile devices.


System requirements: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/compact/sysreqs.mspx

SQL Server 2005 Compact on Microsoft.com: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/compact/default.mspx

Download SQL Server 2005 Compact: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/compact/downloads.mspx