Serco Facility and MS SQL server Express edition
I've just started at a school as Network Manager and one of the many projects to get stuck into is an already-in-progress move from Phoenix Gold to Serco's Facility MIS. Serco recommend the standard edition of MS' SQL Server 2005, but i wondered if it would run on the free Express edition as SIMS (the MIS from my previous school) does quite happily.
The response I got on asking the rep this question was a no and a link to a features comparison page- their technical people apparently reckon the Express editon is 'too limited for Facility when used in a secondary school'. Has anyone out there tried it? Call me cynical, but i'm wondering if i've got the easy answer, rather than the correct one!