This was a very old blog post and I have decided to re-write this as it was no longer useful. In this blog post, we will learn about SQL Server 2017. Here is how you can download SQL Server 2017 related material.
Please note that when you install SQL Server, it does not install SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). You will have to download SSMS separately and install it on the machine from where you want to access SQL Server. Please note that SSMS is available to download for FREE and backward compatible with few previous versions of SQL Server.
Here are few important information related to SQL Server 2017.
- Download for FREE SQL Server 2017 Developer Version
- Download for FREE latest version of SQL Server Management Studio
- Download and Install Sample Database WideWorldImporters
I have created a quick video about how to install SQL Server 2017. I have used the developer’s edition in the video. Additionally, note that my hardware is pretty good installation was completed very quickly. If you are using older hardware, your installation time may vary. SQL Server 2017 developer version is a full-featured free edition, which you can use on your development and test database (but not on production database).
Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)