2nd May 20:07
So does all this mean, a VS.NET 2005 developer can create a database in SQL
Server and then ship this free version of SQL Server and it will install
If so, Hallelujah!
MSDE is a pain to install and especially to have your users install it.
SQL Server is great for large companies but for small scale 5-10 users,
buying a $5000+ product just for a database and having all the management
overhead is a pain in the rear and that is the nitch that jet files have
filled before and MSDE was trying to fill.
For me I want to use a free limited version of SQL Server for such
applications and if the company gets real large and starts needing more then
they can buy the big brother. But I really need it to install easily
without much user intervention.
Is this what we can expect?