Rick Rants on Vista and MSDE

And the hits on MS just keep on coming…

Yesterday, I got a call from a client who wanted to distribute their FoxPro app using SQL Express and wanted direction on how to redistribute it.

There’s a lot of confusion out there on it – some say SQL Express can’t be distributed commercially (so the user has to download it themselves but your app can be – yes, I’m sure all users know how to successfully install a database server)- others say no problem. Is there one place where it’s clearly defined?

But now to say that Vista won’t support MSDE – hmmm, the way to ensure everyone uses your new tools? Force them to upgrade.

That’s a sure fire way of ensuring people look at other tools.

Shedding Some Light: MSDE not supported on Vista???