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SQL Server Compact 3.5

SQL Server Compact 3.5

SQL Server Compact 3.5 is a compact yet powerful embedded database for enabling users with a new generation of occasionally connected dynamic applications.  Free, lightweight and embeddable, SQL Server Compact 3.5 offers essential relational database functionality to build a new generation of occasionally connected mobile and desktop applications.

(Note: SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is the earlier version of SQL Server Compact 3.5 and was previously named SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition during the product development phase. You may see references to the name SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition in pre-recorded material for SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition.)


Getting Started

SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition overviews, system requirements, installation instructions, and more.


Planning and Architecture

Learn more about SQL Server Compact 3.5 and how to plan for storing data on mobile devices.


Development

Learn how to enable Windows CE applications to work with SQL Server Compact 3.5 databases.


Deployment

Plan for deploying SQL Server Compact 3.5 databases and data-driven applications on single-user client applications for all Windows Platforms, including Tablet PCs, Pocket PCs, Smart Phones and Desktops.


Security and Protection

Help protect your SQL Server Compact 3.5 databases from malicious attacks and improve the security of your data.