Tuesday, June 29, 2004

SQL Server 2005 Express Beta

I see that the SQL Server 2005 Express Beta (the successor to MSDE) is also now available for free download, as in fact are all the rest of the Visual Studio 2005 Express Beta lineup. The only interpretion I can make of all this is that Microsoft is starting to take the threat posed by the allure of free development tools on Linux and OS X seriously. Thank God for competition!

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