Friday 16 May 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services (aka with Reports) - Now Available

An often requested feature for SQL Server Express Edition is to be able to run Reporting Services reports locally on a development machine/as part of a deployment of reporting services. Up until now, you needed to have a full version of SQL Server running to be able to run Reporting Services reports. This restricted its applicability for packaged product deployment - and is where Crystal has had a lead... until now.

The spiel for this new download is:
"Free to download, free to deploy, and free to redistribute as an embedded part of an application, SQL Server Express with Advanced Services is the fast and easy way to develop and manage data-driven applications with powerful built-in reporting and full-text search functionality."

You can now find the answer to you redistributable reporting and full-text indexing issues right here:

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