Can I use SQL Server 2008 in Windows 7? If yes is it possible to make client and server in one system for programming purposes?
Only thing is that you want to be running SP1 under Windows7 ideally - you can get that here. I haven't heard anyone complaining that their cat caught fire because they weren't running SP1, but it can't do any harm.
If you want to run 2005 as well (which is advisable from a development perspective, especially if your database needs to run on both platforms), then you need to be running SP3 of that, which you can get here. Again, no reports of feline incendiary moments...
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