SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, previously named SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition, was just released by Microsoft.

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is designed for developers who need light weight, in process relational database solution for their applications that can be developed and deployed on desktop as well as on mobile devices. SQL Server Compact Edition Runtime can be used to develop and deploy applications on desktop.

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition offers a maximum database size of 4 GB, can be embedded in your applications, contains a subset of Transact-SQL, and synchronization technologies - all in a compact footprint.

SQL Server Compact Edition will also be included with SQL Server in future service pack releases. SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) will be released in the first quarter of 2007.

You can download a copy of the software at SQL Server Compact Downloads (registration required).

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