SQL Express bits are now live (only English) on the web for any customer to be able to freely download and use it and experience it (not supported in production environments). Some useful links: SQL Express Main page -http://msdn.microsoft.com/express/sql/default.aspx Download Center Page -http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...B6-BFD9-4AC8-B31D-DDBAD7D532A2&displaylang=en .Net framework 2.0 download center page -http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...37-0FEE-4AA6-AA89-B6DCEFC0873B&displaylang=en 1 This is part of an overall Express launch along with Whidbey, seehttp://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/ 2 Japanese version of Express will be available when Yukon Beta2 is released. Only English Tech Preview bits have been released. 3 .Net framework 2.0 is a pre-req for Express. It is not installed as part of Express setup unlike the Developer edition of Yukon. Gaurav Moderator Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment- L. Ron Hubbard The views expressed here are those of the author and no one else. There are no warranties as to the reliability or accuracy of anything presented here.