SQL Server 2008 delivered a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform with the fewest vulnerabilities, innovative manageability, and built-in enterprise reporting and analytics. SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers higher mission-critical scale, more efficient IT, and self-service business intelligence. SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence, improve IT and developer efficiency, and enable highly scalable and well managed Business Intelligence on a self-service basis for your users. With SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft continues to be the value leader, offering rich functionality to support OLTP and BI workloads out of the box at a low cost of ownership relative to competitors. With increasing hardware innovations, SQL Server continues to be the only major database vendor who does not price per core for multi-core processors. Line-of-business applications (LOB) are the critical link between the IT department and the business. The ability to securely and reliably store, centralize, manage and distribute data out to users is key to these LOB applications. SQL Server 2008 provides businesses with a high performance database platform that's reliable, scalable, and easy to manage. SQL Server 2008 R2 builds on the 2008 release and helps IT departments provide even more cost-effective scalability on today's most advanced hardware platforms using familiar SQL Server administration tools. There has never been greater demand for IT to provide more value with existing budgets and resources. To achieve this, they need tools and capabilities that help them maximize efficiency across the application lifecycle with streamlined management, rapid development, and predictable deployment. SQL Server 2008 R2 builds on a long history of enabling DBA and developer productivity with new tools and capabilities to help IT administrators and developers make the best possible use of time and resources. SQL Server 2008 R2 provides new tools for managing large multi-database environments along with improved capabilities to help maximize the value of consolidation efforts, and ensure the streamlined development and deployment of data-driven applications. IT departments and users have traditionally been at odds with each other over self-service analytics. IT departments seek to maintain IT governance and control; end-users want to generate and manage their own content and reporting. With managed self-service business intelligence in SQL Server 2008 R2, these two worlds meet, providing significant business advantage. SQL Server 2008 R2 provides both end-users and IT with cutting edge tools to create, analyze and model, share and manage business intelligence data in a secure and streamlined way. Self-service analysis tools allow end-users to quickly create solutions from disparate data sources within a familiar Microsoft Office Excel user interface. By publishing these solutions in SharePoint Server, users can easily share them with others. IT gains management and oversight so they can help ensure the reliability, performance, and security of data-driven assets across the enterprise while also gaining better visibility into how people are using their data.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition - license