Tech News and Opinions (by Paul Spain)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 released - available for download now

, posted: 7-Aug-2008 15:00

As predicted, Microsoft have finished off SQL Server 2008 and have made it available immediately for download from Technet, MSDN and also in the form of a 180-day trial for anyone.

Click here to download the trial

The free version of SQL Server 2008 (SQL Express 2008) download is now available:

Info on what's new in this release of SQL Server is here:,SQL.100).aspx

Documentation for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is covered by the 'Books Online' download:

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