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Overview of SQL Server Compact

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 is a compact database ideal for embedding in mobile and desktop applications. SQL Server Compact 3.5 gives developers a common programming model with other SQL Server editions for developing both native and managed applications. SQL Server Compact 3.5 provides relational database functionality in a small footprint: a robust data store, an optimizing query processor, and reliable, scalable connectivity.

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What's New in SQL Server Compact 3.5 and 3.5 SP1

Describes the new features of SQL Server Compact 3.5 and SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Features (SQL Server Compact)

Explains SQL Server Compact features.

Working with SQL Server Compact

Lists the steps to set up a SQL Server Compact environment.

Architecture (SQL Server Compact)

Provides an overview of the SQL Server Compact architecture.

Side-by-Side Support for SQL Server Compact Versions

Explains side-by-side support of SQL Server Compact with earlier versions.

Differences Between SQL Server Compact and SQL Server

Lists Transact-SQL commands, features, and data types supported by SQL Server Compact, compared with SQL Server 2005.

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