Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Open License
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- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
- Installation Method: Digital Download
- Estimated Delivery Time: 3 - 5 Business Days
- Users Supported: 1 Admin User
- Devices Supported: 1 Server
- Installations Supported: 1 Server Installation
- License Type: Perpetual
- License Term: Indefinite
- Licensed Use: Licensed for Home and Commercial Use
- Brand: Microsoft
- Manufacturer Part Number: 228-08404-olp - 01
- GTIN: 882224686860
- Platform Supported: Windows
- Operating Systems Supported: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008
- Minimum Hard Drive Space: 10 GB
- Minimum Memory: 512 MB
- Minimum Processor Speed: 1.4 GHz
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Open License
Complete data management and business intelligence platform
Maximize your database management
If you have a small organization or a department and need a complete data management and business intelligence platform, you should consider Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard.
Multiserver management capabilitie
Backup compression reduces data backups by as much as 60 percent, thereby freeing up staff time for other tasks. The software provides high-scale complex event processing with SQL Server StreamInsight, and it provides multiserver management capabilities.
Manage database applications
Administrators can centrally monitor and manage database applications, instances or servers. The software expands powerful business intelligence tools to all users with SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel.
Features and benefits of SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard includes many useful features.
Supports data consistency
Supports data consistency across heterogeneous systems through SQL Server Master Data Services
Centrally monitor and manage
Allows administrators to centrally monitor and manage multiple database applications, instances, or servers
Complex event-stream processing
Enables high-scale, complex event-stream processing through SQL Server StreamInsight
SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel
Expands powerful business intelligence tools to all users with SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel
Powerful business intelligence solutions
Empowers business users to build and share powerful business intelligence solutions with little or no IT support, while still enabling IT to monitor and manage user-generated business intelligence solutions
Built on the strong foundation of SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 delivers several breakthrough capabilities. The following capabilities are new to Standard:
Reduce data backups by up to 60%
- Backup Compression to reduce data backups by up to 60% and help reduce time spent on backups
- Can be managed instance for application and multi-server management capabilities
- High-scale complex event processing with SQL Server StreamInsight
Scale database operations
Scale database operations with confidence
Improve IT and developer efficiency
Highly scalable BI
Enable highly scalable and well-managed business intelligence on a self-service basis for your users
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard seems to be one of the better server platforms that I have had the opportunity to use. I have used it on pre-built machines before this one was my first fresh build. The install and setup were very easy and straight forward. I continue to find new features in 2008 that are going to be very useful. My only dislike for this platform is the tablet styling, I was never a fan of it since it came with windows 8. But all in all a very good product.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard (2CPU/2VM) is the best you can get currently depending of course on your purpose for the OS. Installation was a breeze and insanely faster than prior MSoft Server OS's. It's lightweight (for Windows) until you load up all the server roles you may need, but the whole point of this license is to allow you to keep the OS's light weigh by Virtualizing other machines and having the jobs spread out! In my case, I have a Server with Server 2012 Datacenter installed and set up as a VM host using Hyper-V. I have 8 VM Servers spun-up within this sever to deal with specific tasks. DNS + File/Print, RDS, SQL, 2 separate IIS, and 3 separate Apps (one archive).
There's not much more I can tell you about the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard other than my experience, which has been great thus far, so if you're not sure if this is the right Server to fit your needs, now and future, you should contact an IT Professional and have them assess if it's overkill or if it will be ideal for your situation. Clever google searching and reaching out on various forums online may also provide useful information. This purchase was a little nerve-racking as Ive never bought a Server license from My Choice Software. I felt like anything that could go wrong would, and the first disk Id gotten was that problem I was looking for. I could only get the product key to activate on ONE Virtual Machine (VM). The second VM I was trying to activate was not working. I even had someone else try activating through PowerShell and had no success. I brought this to the attention of the seller who quickly sent me a new disk with a new product key. The new key worked as expected on both VMs and as a bonus, I got to keep the other copy to use on a testing VM Ive been wanting to spin up for a while!