A Visual Guide to Installing MySQL on Windows

The following guide is meant to make getting started with MySQL easily for Windows developers, system administrators and Microsoft SQL Server DBAs that are new to MySQL. This paper will guide you through the steps and tools needed to get up and running quickly with MySQL on Windows using familiar terms, comparisons, and language. Its goal is to put in place basic knowledge and building blocks you will need in conjunction with added references to resources as you continue to drill down further into the more advanced features of MySQL.