In addition to the recently released core edition of SQL Server 2008 Express, SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services and the new SQL Server 2008 with Tools editions of SQL Server 2008 Express have been released. One of the key features of these two editions is that both include SQL Server Management Studio Basic. This is a light edition of SQL Server Management Studio, which is a data management tool for visually creating and modifying databases. SQL Server 2008 with Advanced Services provides additional functionality including Full-Text Search and Reporting Services.

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