[freetds] Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Beta 1

James K. Lowden jklowden at schemamania.org
Wed Jun 30 23:38:19 EDT 2004

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 <danielmorgan at verizon.net> wrote:
> Talking to Microsoft SQL Server support guys in person, they said MSDE
> "IS" SQL Server. 


That's certainly what they're saying:

 SQL Server Express uses the same database engine as the rest of SQL
Server 2005, and all the programmatic features are the same. For
additional information in these areas, see SQL Server 2005 Books Online.
The features that are unique to SQL Server Express and/or have higher
customer impact are described in detail below.
The APIs available to program against SQL Server Express are the same as
those for SQL Server 2005.... [A]nd applications programmed with a SQL
Server Express instance will work equally well with a SQL Server 2005
instance. Replication and SQL Service Broker functionality is [sic] also


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