I been using a SQL Server Express for my testing dB on my machine. recently Microsoft announce the availability of new SQL Server Express edition – code name “Denali” is now on CTP3 and ready to download to public.
message from Microsoft:
SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Express Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) is now available for free download.SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Express Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) is now available for free download.
SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Express CTP3 features a new option available upon installation – SQL Server Express LocalDB. LocalDB is a new lightweight version of Express that has all its programmability features, yet runs in user mode and has a fast, zero-configuration installation and short list of pre-requisites. To try, simply check the box when prompted during your installation of Express.