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  • More info: a "stand-alone" installer for Management Studio Express 2008

    Last February, I blogged about something I was initially very happy about: a stand-alone installer for Management Studio Express (SSMSE) 2008.  Now users could allegedly download a much smaller installer, and only install the client tools without having to install an instance of SQL Server Express.  While the latter is true, the former ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on March 31, 2010
  • Connect Digest : 2009-12-12

    Sorry I have been quiet recently; been working very hard for the past two weeks on a migration of an old, tried SQL Server 2005 database to a brand new 2008 cluster with faster SAN undercarriage, double the memory and twice as many CPUs.  I'll blog more about that later, because other than a few user errors, the whole process was actually ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on December 12, 2009
  • Download a standalone installer for Management Studio Express

    Update 2013-11-13  Folks, stop reading the rest of this post and stop trying to download old versions of Management Studio Express! Why are you looking for the 2008 version? Not only is the 2012 version much better, it is now a free download with full functionality and no licensing restrictions as in previous versions. Ever try managing ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on February 21, 2009
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