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Please ship ActiveViews / Report Builder as a separate product!

I just read the new SQL Server 2005 Features Comparison.
Bad news on the last line: ActiveViews (officially named SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Report Builder, or simply Report Builder) will be delivered only within the SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition.

Please, Microsoft, don't do that. At least, give a choice to users and sell Report Builder as a single product.

A lot of customers could evaluate different reporting products and maybe different platforms just for this reasons. Expecially small and medium companies (I live in Europe, a market really different than US).

Report Builder as a separate product for SQL2K5 Standard Edition users should be really considered.

Published Friday, February 25, 2005 9:31 PM by Marco Russo (SQLBI)


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About Marco Russo (SQLBI)

Marco Russo is a consultant, writer and trainer specialized in Business Intelligence with Microsoft technologies. He runs the SQLBI.COM website, which is dedicated to distribute resources useful for BI developers, like Integration Services components, Analysis Services models, tools, technical information and so on. Marco is certified as MCT, MCDBA, MCSD.NET, MCSA, MCSE+I.

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