SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is a free relational database management system from Microsoft and provides a major subset of full SQL Server 2005 functionality. Many users learn on SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and then move on to SQL Server 2005. Users can also develop significant real-world solutions in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and then migrate them to the full version. In fact, for small databases and organizations, the Express Edition is often adequate on its own to support business needs. Its user base is rapidly growing.
This book is a comprehensive, clear, and gentle introduction to all fundamental aspects of SQL Server 2005 Express and the T-SQL database language. It assumes no prior experience in databases or programming and is ideal for any new SQL Server Express user, whatever their use of SQL Server Express.