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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 8:59 AM
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Argh! I am just in the middle of planning additional licensing!

You got me!
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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 9:20 AM
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I actually got the email on the 31st! I was totally fooled until I read the article. You should have had some advertising on that article page. Probably would have sucked a bunch of us in!
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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:03 AM
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You made my day... really!
After a hard long working day I was really about to forward this to our best customers...
ROTFL!

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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:53 AM


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I knew this one had to be a joke. Thanks Steve.
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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:05 PM
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Suckered me in on that one - we're upgrading to 2012 this year so licensing is on my mind... So sad it's not real.


Here there be dragons...,

Steph Brown
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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:49 PM
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10/10!

Almost forwarded this before I read "April fools"
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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 3:31 PM
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I was in the middle of forwarding this on to my management when I read the April fool's line. Duh!
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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:28 PM
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Heh heh.

So is the SQL 2014 official release an April Fools as well? :)
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Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014 8:38 PM
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Yeah, it was exciting and I really questioned it as too good to be true. Oh well, we can wish for it and wait and wait and wait and wait and...Something tells me MS isn't going to go for something like this since they're making money hand over fish with their current licensing. Nice one, Steve.


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Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:20 AM
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While the April Fool's joke is great the sentiment behind it is very serious. IMHO Microsoft is driving away SMB in a number of ways.
In my case we have a set of large scale (>1TB total) transactional databases on a couple of metal servers. But we simply cannot afford the development effort to meet the churn of constantly updating to new editions (whether .NET, Visual Studio, SQL or Windows Server). We also cannot afford the nearly punitive license requirements which required us to "upgrade" to SQL 2012 simply to add the equivalent of an additional SQL 2008 server.

The pricing and upgrade requirements are making PostgreSQL look better and better each day.
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