Nice simple/easy question to start the week.
I would have added one other adjective to Bitbuckets description : expensive
For those of us without much funding to "keep up with the Jones' ".... we had little choice but to remain at SQL 2000 or 2005. Now, SQL 2008 isn't even offered at the one place we almost always go to for Microsoft products. So we will be required to jump to 2012 if and when department budgets permit getting new software. What an increase in licensing costs!
I'd like to know how other organizations are coping with this change in SQL licensing. Is the BI version as good as the old Enterprise version, or will Enterprise licensees have to jump to the "new"
Enterprise at a hefty cost increase? Because of our current hardware schedules, we may not have to cross this bridge for another year to 18 months, but even then our funding may not be enough to justify or cover the cost of a license upgrade. :pinch:
Here is the URL we used to learn about the new versions: