I just wonder if SQL Express 2005 Beta 1 is not finally a big mistake, kind of failure in the Microsoft marketing world.
I read more and more blogs about the difficulty everybody experience with this tool.
After all, it's the MSDE replacement, but the lack of well formed documentation added to the lack of proper UI give a bad start to something surely promising.
Most of the posts I can see are complaining about basic facts (in my opinion they are right for that), and this should not be the case.
We should talk about CLR in SQL, interaction with .Net, etc...
I think the big mistake was to release SQL 2005 Express Beta before the real one, without an UI. I can't believe that internal development of something of this magnitude was not made without a UI.
At least Enterprise Manager would let me see visually all the different services, the tables the stored procedures, etc...
I still don't get the difference (if it does exists) between SQL Express and SQL 2005.
So can Microsoft change a bit their road map and output quickly a better Beta ?