SQL Server 2008 Edition Side–by-side Feature Comparison - (aka. What Edition do I need so I can get feature X,Y or Z?)
This took me a few clicks to find, so I wanted to capture it here for easier future reference.
Why is this important? It helps answer the question, “What edition of SQL Server 2008 do I need to buy if I want to use [Data compression|Transparent database encryption|Parallel index operations|etc]”
Please note the note that this might not yet be updated to reflect what shipped in the RTM version.
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SQL Server 2008 RTM’s (and is now available on MSDN Subscribers Download)