Tuesday, April 01, 2014

You want to do real-time business with real-time insight, download SQL Server 2014 right now

You can download SQL Server 2014 from the Technet Evaluation Center here:

You can also download the express version here:

You get the following programs in the express edition:
  • LocalDB (SqlLocalDB)
  • Express(SQLEXPR)--Database Engine only
  • Express with Tools(SQLEXPRT)---Install & Configure database server+ SSMS
  • SQL Server Management Studio Express(SQLManagementStudio)
  • Express with Advanced Services(SQLEXPRADV)--includes Full Text Search & Reporting Services
Summary of some basic requirements:
  • .NET 3.5 SP1 is a requirement and is not installed by set up.
Download the above from here:
  • .NET 4.0 is also a requirement but the installaiton program downlaods and installs it.
  • PowerShell 2.0 is also a prerequisite and you have to install it if it is not present.
Operating Systems on which you can install:

Full list can be accessed here:

  • Enterprise and Business Intelligence versions installs only on Windows Servers (2012 and 2008 R2)
  • Standard Edition can be installed on Windows 7(x32 and x64) and windows 7 SP1(Ultimate to Professional)
  • SQL Developer covers the widest Windows operating Systems.
  • SQL Express can be installed on above mentioned Servers as well Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and windows 7 SP1


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