A technical preview of SQL Server Express Edition, based on our upcoming SQL Server 2005 Beta 2, is available for free download today from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/sql/express. To learn more about SQL Server Express Edition, visit http://www.microsoft.com/sql/express/. We invite you to download the technical preview of SQL Server Express Edition today to start learning more about some of the new features in SQL Server 2005 Beta 2. SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 - Coming Soon!
We are nearing completion of developing and testing SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 and are targeting its release in the coming weeks. SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 will be available in Developer Edition as well as Express Edition. You will have access to SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 through Betaplace. For those of you that are MSDN Universal, Enterprise, or Professional subscribers, SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 will also be available for download from the MSDN downloads site when it is released. Stay tuned for more information about how to log-in to Betaplace to download Beta 2 and provide feedback soon! Regards, Fernando Caro Microsoft SQL Server Customer Programs All communication in this email is considered confidential and for your information only.
Download: SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Technical Preview