Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 RC0 Express is a powerful and reliable free data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web Sites , applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft's System Preparation Utility for Microsoft Windows operating system deployment.
Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28151
I would like to download SQL Server Express to become more familiar with SQL Server and its capabilities. What are the differences between Express 2008 & Express 2012? Which one would be best for me?