SQL Server 2008 Standard is a complete data management and business intelligence platform providing best-in-class ease of use and manageability for running departmental applications.
What's new in R2?
Built on SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers higher mission-critical scale more efficient IT and expanded reporting and analytics through self-service business intelligence. SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces two new premium editions to meet the needs of large scale datacenters and data warehouses.
A Server License is required for each operating system environment running SQL Server 2008. A User/Device CAL is required when a user or device is directly or indirectly accessing SQL Server. A minimum of 5 CALs is also required.
Brand Microsoft Product Type Full Version License Package Type License Edition Standard Platform PC Licensing Program Microsoft Open Business
“Excellent Database Server”Strengths:
This is an enterprise database solution with incredible bang for the buck. You get all the features with the product. Microsoft doesn't nickel and dime you to pay for additional features.
Relational Database Management System
SQL Server Management Studio
SQL Server Reporting Services
SQL Server Integration Services
SQL Server Analysis Server
SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio
This product is worth the cost for just one of the main features!