Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 Community Technology Preview has been announced yesterday and is now publicly available for download. Of course there's also SQL Server 2005 Books Online SP1 CTP, but more importantly SQL Server Express with Advanced Services CTP! SQL Server Express with Advanced Services CTP includes:
  • SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE);
  • support for full-text catalogs;
  • support for viewing reports via report server; and
  • SP1.
The SQL Server Express Edition Toolkit is also available, and includes management tools and resources, and even allows creating reports by using SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. Sounds very promissing. It may, however, take a while to download... ;) ML p.s. Quoted from the publisher: "These packages have been made available for general testing purposes only. Do not deploy the CTP software in production."