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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Books Online

Welcome to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) Books Online. This set of documentation helps you understand SQL Server Express. SQL Server Express is a client database platform modeled after Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Its characteristic features are simplicity of use, robust client database, and integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. To learn more about SQL Server Express, click the following links.


Database Engine iconOverview of SQL Server Express This section describes the features of SQL Server Express and compares these features to SQL Server 2005. It also compares features of SQL Server Express to MSDE, including the limitations.
Deployment iconDistributing SQL Server Express After developing applications that use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express), you can distribute those applications to other users. This section covers the different methods available to distribute SQL Server Express applications.
Replication iconReplication in SQL Server Express Replication is a set of technologies for copying and distributing data and database objects from one database to another, and then synchronizing between databases to maintain consistency. By using replication, you can distribute data to different locations and to remote or mobile users by means of local and wide area networks, dial-up connections, wireless connections, and the Internet.

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