SQL Server Magazine recently announced the winners of its 2006 Editors' Choice Awards. In the SQL Server Express/MSDE category, Vale Software Express Agent was the platinum winner. This product lets you create and schedule jobs that can automatically perform routine functions such as backup maintenance and database backup. The gold winner, Layton Technology's Layton Database Manager, provides a graphical database-management console that lets you create, view, and manage your databases and their objects. You'll find more information about these products and their functionality and the complete list of winners in the 2006 Editors' Choice Awards at