Getting started with SQL Server 2014 | Download and Install Free (Express) or Full version


Pranav Singh:

SQL Server 2014

Originally posted on SQL with Manoj:

How to download SQL Server?
What are the available options and versions?
Isn’t there any Free version to play with, learn and practice SQL?

I get emails regarding these question many a times from my readers, sometime from my friends and old colleagues too. So I thought to collate all this information into this single post so that people won’t have to search here and there on internet and finally end up nowhere or to any junk sites.


Currently the latest version of SQL Server from Microsoft is SQL Server 2014 released last year on 1st April 2014, and its first Service Pack (SP1) was released just few days back (15th May 2015). You have following options to choose from:

1. SQL Server Full version contains the Database Engine with whole BI suit and is a paid version and you have to buy license key from your MSDN…

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Microsoft’s New Browser Will Be Called Microsoft Edge


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Internet Explorer is dead but new is Microsoft Edge….

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

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We knew that Internet Explorer was dead.

We knew a successor was coming.

We just didn’t know the official name, beyond the “Project Spartan” placeholder.

Now we do: Microsoft’s new browser is called Microsoft Edge.

Just announced at the company’s build conference, Edge will be the primary/default browser built into Windows 10.

Details are still light on of what’s unique to Edge, but here’s what we know:

  • It has built-in Cortana support.
  • It has built-in reader, note-taking and sharing features.
  • The design focuses on simplicity and minimalism.
  • The rendering engine is called EdgeHTML.

While no full-size screenshots have been released yet, here’s what we could grab from the demo screen as it debuted:

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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows


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Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for writing modern web and cloud applications that will run on OS X, Linux and Windows. The application is still officially in preview, but you can now download it here.

This marks the first time that Microsoft offers developers a true cross-platform code editor. The full Visual Studio is still Windows-only, but today’s announcement shows the company’s commitment to supporting other platforms.

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“A lot of people use Windows as their development environment, but we are also seeing a lot of people on Linux and Mac,” S. ‘Soma’ Somasegar, Microsoft’s corporate VP of its developer division, told me earlier this week. “Instead of making them go to Windows, we want to meet them where they are.” Developers on these platforms are also often perfectly happy with using a…

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Microsoft Launches Its .NET Distribution For Linux And Mac


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Finally .Net is now also Platform independent(added support for Linux & Mac) after being Open-source…

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Last November, Microsoft said that it would bring some of the core features of its .NET platform — which has traditionally been Windows-only — to Linux and Mac. Today, at its Build developer conference, the company announced its first full preview of the .NET Core runtime for Linux and Mac OS X.

In addition, Microsoft is making the release candidate of the full .NET framework for Windows available to developers today.

The highlight here, though, is obviously the release of .NET Core for platforms other than Windows. As Microsoft VP of its developer division S. “Soma” Somasegar told me earlier this week, the company now aims to meet developers where they are — instead of necessarily making them use Windows — and .NET Core is clearly part of this move.

Microsoft says it is taking .NET cross-platform in order to build and leverage a bigger ecosystem for it. As the company also 

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OnePlus Launches OxygenOS, Its Custom Version Of Android


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OnePlus Launches OxygenOS, Its Custom Version Of Android

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Smartphone-maker OnePlus just released the initial version of OxygenOS, its forked version of Android Lollipop, optimized for its OnePlus One phone.

News that OnePlus was working on the operating system broke in January, after a split with partner Cyanogen.

In a blog post about the release, the company alternately describes its approach as “back to basics” and “light and essential,” with a focus on performance and battery life. OnePlus also writes:

By creating our own operating system, we can quickly respond to user feedback and make it easier for you to continue playing a fundamental role in the future of OnePlus. Our goal for OxygenOS is to provide faster, more meaningful updates and a better-integrated range of services for every OnePlus user.

The demo video embedded above highlights what the company says are the top features, including gesture controls from the off screen, quick setting adjustment, and…

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Microsoft To Provide Free Upgrades To Windows 10


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Microsoft To Provide Free Upgrades To Windows 10 for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1 users. Windows as centralized service ecosystem for all type of devices. Finally step in right direction. Nadella leadership show technical lead.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Update: Microsoft promised a new build of Windows 10 next week, and also confirmed previous rumors that the first build of the operating system for smartphones will be released in February.

If you are on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1, you will be eligible for a free upgrade inside the first year of Windows 10. Microsoft made the announcement this morning at an event on its corporate campus outside of Seattle.

On stage, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson pitched Windows 10 as a service, instead of simply an operating system that a user installs. Or, put more simply, the company views the next version of Windows as the hub of its various services.

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By offering a free upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft is essentially working to grow the userbase of its next operating system, which will grow its developer opportunity. Microsoft needs to grow the cadre of developers that build…

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This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type


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Fake Phone Charger that actually records every key you type….

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

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“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”

Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device disguised as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type on that wireless keyboard on your desk. Oh, and it can send the stuff it picks up straight to the eavesdropper’s phone. Oh! Oh! And it’ll keep working even if you unplug it — it only pretends to turn off.

That little box up top is built by Samy Kamkar (Yeah — the same Samy who built the self-titled worm that ravaged Myspace back in the day, and who built that crazy hands-free hacking necklace a few weeks back) who has dubbed it the “KeySweeper.”

Before you panic and throw your keyboard in the trash…

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