Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

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For those who don’t want to make a big investment in a spatial database engine, the new release of SQL Server R2 will probably accommodate your needs. And it’s FREE!!! Microsoft has boosted the storage limitation from 4GB to 10 GB. The 1 CPU and 1 GB RAM limitations remain the same. Autodesk Map 3D 2011, Civil 3D 2011, and MapGuide Enterprise 2011 are currently supported using the SQL Server Spatial Connection (FDO version 3.5). Select the Microsoft link below to download and test drive R2. Make sure you download a minimum of (Database with Management Tools). Also take time to look at the Overview Tab.

http://www.microsoft.com/express/Database/InstallOptions.aspx

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