Downloading SQL Express 2016

Dave Mason tries out SQL Server Express 2016:

I’m not a fan of the filename “SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe”. It’s not very descriptive IMO. But if you hover your mouse over the file, there’s a helpful file description tool tip. I’ll probably rename the file anyway.

The download process has changed significantly and I have to admit I’m surprised that I like it so much. I can be set in my ways and averse to change. But once I launched that initial “SQLServer2016-SSEI-Expr.exe” download, everything made sense.

Think back to SQL Server 2012 Express. Remember the “Choose the download you want” dialog? Those file names aren’t very intuitive. I had to Google them every time to make sure I picked the right one. It was slightly better for SQL Server 2014 Express. But still. Yuck!

Sounds like they’ve improved the download experience for Express edition.

Related Posts

SSMS 17.9 Released

Alan Yu announces a new version of SQL Server Management Studio: SSMS 17.9 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now generally available. In addition to enhancements and bug fixes, SSMS 17.9 comes with several new features: ShowPlan improvements Azure SQL support for […]

Read More

Databricks Runtime 4.3 Released

Todd Greenstein announces Databricks Runtime 4.3: In addition to the performance improvements, we’ve also added new functionality to Databricks Delta: Truncate Table: with Delta you can delete all rows in a table using truncate.  It’s important to note we do not support deleting specific partitions.  Refer to the documentation for more information: Truncate Table Alter Table Replace […]

Read More

Categories

June 2016
MTWTFSS
« May Jul »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930