Monthly Archives: November 2011

SQL Server 2012 edition comparison details are published

Interesting stuff, particularly if you’re doing BI. BISM tabular and Power View will not be in Standard Edition, only in the new – presumably more expensive – Business Intelligence Edition. That kind of makes sense as you need a fairly pricey edition of SharePoint to really get all the benefits, but it’s a shame there won’t be some kind of limited version in Standard Edition. And Always On will be in Standard Edition but limited to 2 nodes. I really expected Always On to be Enterprise-only so this is a great decision. It allows those of us working at a more modest scale to benefit and raises the fault tolerance of SQL Server as a product to a new level.