Microsoft is releasing the final version of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 today. An Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express version quickly appeared in Microsoft Download Center, which depicts the final version release by 07th – March – 2012).
As per Virtual Launch Event site announcement.
On March 7th, 2012 this online event will allow you to immerse yourself in the exciting New World of Data with SQL Server 2012. Engage not only Microsoft product teams, but with our partners and our most ground breaking customers. SQL Server 2012 is part of the broadest Data Platforms in technology today. Discover how it enables mission critical confidence, blazing fast performance, and stunning interactive data visualizations.
Attend the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event !
http://www.sqlserverlaunch.com/ww/Home (or use this link)
Final Version is 11.0.2100.60
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express is a powerful and reliable free data management system that delivers a rich and reliable data store for lightweight Web Sites and desktop applications.
To download SQL Server 2012 Express ( from Microsoft Download Center)
Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Express consists of :
1.) LocalDB (MSI installer)
2.) Express (Containing only the database engine)
3.) Express with Tools (with LocalDB) Includes the database engine and SQL Server Management Studio Express)
4.) SQL Server Management Studio Express (Tools only)
5.) Express with Advanced Services (contains the database engine, Express Tools, Reporting Services, and Full Text Search)
Cool!, there is lots of new stuffs to learn from it.