Sorry for cutting in with a partly related question, but you could be the right person to give me the answer I was wondering about some time already.
In a new installtion we decided for using the free MS SQL Server Express edition. What are we missing that avoids my attention beside the 10GB limit?
If nothing important, than why is everybody considers MS SQL Server as expensive? Do you all need >10GB ? (Then I should I fire my career advisor, what are you selling? :-)
Nothing wrong with the 10GB limit, but it is limited to lesser of 1 socket or 4 cores, meaning you can experience drastically slow response times when Entity Framework is in use.