[freetds] Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Beta 1
James K. Lowden
jklowden at schemamania.org
Wed Jun 30 22:41:41 EDT 2004
On Wed, 30 Jun 2004, brian at bruns.com wrote:
> I don't consider this a huge issue, as this is a replacement for MSDE
> which is more of an Access replacement than something in the SQL
> Server line. They are just trying to leverage SQL Server name, IMNSHO
Is that really the case, Brian? I mean, Access isn't exactly an unknown
brand itself, but, more important, it speaks a different dialect of SQL.
AIUI (and allowing for some marketing hyperbole) SS2K5E is a drop-in T-SQL
replacement for good ol' SQL Server. It has stored procedures, triggers,
views. Access has all that?
The real question would be, can it be a multi-user database? Is there
security and isolation? Is the whole user/group/role implementation
there; do tables have owners and permissions that attach to them?
If it's multi-user and merely lacking a remote-access protocol (no pun
intended), then frontending it with our server would be a cool and useful
hack IMO. OTOH, if it doesn't have those things, nothing we can do will
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