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Really, What is the Cost of WSS 3.0?
If WSS is free then what are the limitations? There is nothing good that is completely free, right? According to what I have found, if you setup WSS using SQL Server Embedded Edition (on the same server and not Express), then there is not a size limit. You have to setup WSS with the Basic option in order for it to install SQL Server EE (not Express); otherwise Express is installed and there is a 4 GB limit. Some are saying 500 GB may be a size constraint with EE, but I am not sure. SQL Server EE ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:10 PM

Took My First MS Exam in over 6 Years
After a long break, I’m back at taking MS cert exams. I recently passed the MS 070-541 exam, MS WSS 3.0 App Dev. Man, SharePoint is interesting. Some of the questions were tricky, but in the end with a good bit of hands on real-world experience and a few weeks of reading and studying the test was passed. It is interesting how you can take one exam and become an MCTS. I’ve already started studying for the first of two upgrade exams from .NET MCSD to VS 2005 MCP Enterprise. I have less than three weeks ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:35 PM

Limitations of SQL Server 2005/2008 Reporting Services Express Edition
While http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... outlines some limitations of SQL Server Express, there are some specifics that are missing for Reporting Services. One such example is what I discovered today while at a client that uses DB2 for its RDBMS. SSRS that comes with the Express Edition only supports creating reports against the local SQL Server data source. Be aware of this when considering SQL Server Express in your system design. http://www.microsoft.com/te... ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 21, 2009 9:30 PM

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