Like its predecessor, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 comes in a number of editions, each targeted at a different environment. In the case of this latest edition, Microsoft has released a total of six 32-bit editions of the product. In addition, Microsoft provides 64-bit alternative editions, which support both Intel (both x86-64/AMD64/EM64T and Itanium) and AMD 64-bit architectures.
SQL Server 2005 has finally hit the market and brought with it significant new features and changes from previous versions. We'll explain the various editions of SQL Server 2005 take a look at the new management console.