Microsoft SQL forgot about Vista ..... IBM didn't
With Microsoft Vista released and Redmond pushing much publicity around their new OS, one would think interoperability with other new Microsoft applications would be tested. WRONG. Vista is unable to run Microsoft's latest version of SQL. The software company has been widely known for a "rip and replace" strategy because of the lack of backwards capability. Now they have to rely on older technology to work with newer technology. If Microsoft is serious about competing with IBM and Oracle in the database space, you would think some level of interoperability test with Vista would of been on the radar. WRONG. One would also think that Microsoft would be provide the first database application for Vista. WRONG. Not to my surprise, IBM has already released DB2 9 Express-C that is Vista capatable.
I hope everyone has a happy holiday, even the Microsoft developers now working hard to save face on Vista and SQL
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