# Everything you need to get the most out of SQL Server Express
👋 Hi, I'm John McCall, aka LowlyDBA.
While almost every conceivable topic on SQL Server has been and continues to be covered in great detail by MVPs and diligent bloggers, a dedicated resource that addresses the many quirks of SQL Server Express has never existed. There were fragments of issues and questions scattered around message boards and forums that cover the unique challenges and limitations of SQL Server Express, but until now there hasn't been a single place to find most of that information.
I have been able to learn so much from the SQL Server community members who consistently provide free advice, resources, and tools to other data professionals. This site is my opportunity to create something free and useful for the community as a thank you.
My hope is that this site is useful for anyone using, learning, or weighing options about SQL Server Express. It is a fascinating and powerful free database engine that has earned a place of common usage for many software vendors and students alike.