The poor developer just wants to download and install the free Microsoft SQL Server -- i.e., the "Express" edition.
He ends up here:
Goodness, he needs .NET 2.0. So he clicks on the link and . . . there's tons of info about .NET 3.0, 3.5, etc., etc., but no obvious link to download 2.0:
So he tries the "download" link at the top . . . Ah, there it is (at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa569263.aspx).
Now let's get SQL Server Express: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/express/bb410792.aspx
Good grief, here are some of my choices:
Um, I guess I'll take the first one. Hope it works!
But this is all madness. I need to be able to Google for "download microsoft sql server" and get a page with one obvious download link that gets me what I want. And please, if I need .NET, make the default download something that bundles in the right version.comments powered by Disqus