Embedding SQL Express with your application

If you haven’t seen it yet, check Rob Walters’ articles on how to embed SQL Express into your application’s installation. (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb264562.aspx) This article covers the basics about the acceptable command line parameters for SQL Express setup, discusses how to create a wrapper class to detect, enumerate and install a SQL Express Instances and explores the the use of Visual…


SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP

I know that many people were concerned when we made the choice to pull Express Manager from the list of tools that would be available for SQL Express. In order to address that concern, we promised a scaled back version of Management Studio to meet the needs for a GUI management tool. We’ve released a…


SQL Express 2005 Released

Unless this is the first time you’ve looked at your computer all day, and the SQL Express blog is the first page you’ve looked at, you’re probably aware that SQL Server 2005 officially launched today. Just check out Microsoft’s Homepage and the SQL Server Homepage if this is news to you. As part of this launch,…