Things are about to change for the good. We recently announced SQL Server 2005 Express and made available for download a preview of the product. It has many of the great features you will have heard about SQL Server 2005 – but in a tiny and free format.
What did we do with throttling – simple – removed it 100%! Yes there are cpu, memory and size limits but the engine will now do its darndest to handle whatever workload you throw at it as efficiently as possible. Oh – and we add a management console and xcopy deployment. We do listen – eventually :-)
Finally, if you are one of the many folks I have met who missed out on Beta 1 of SQL Server 2005 and don’t want to wait a little longer for Beta 2, then download Express today – it will allow you to try out many of the new features including CLR Integration and the XML data type.