There seems to be a big difference in price for these licenses, but after a lot of googling I can't find any info on how the two compare.
The blurb for the "small business" version is:
"This edition of SQL Server is an entry level edition that is intended for use in small single-server office environments with a small user base. SQL Server Standard for Small Business provides the capabilities of SQL Server Standard Edition."
So if it provides the same capability as SQL Server Standard Edition, and it runs on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard - what exactly am I losing by buying the "small business" package?
Ok - after the hint from Squillman, I looked for SBS info, rather than SQL server info and found this:
Basically, it says on the box that the software will install on Windows Server 2008 standard - but it will only do that if the server is in an SBS domain - and that requirement isn't mentioned anywhere.
Doesn't look like MS ever got back to the person who complained back in Dec.
At least it's not just me that found it confusing.
Thanks for the help.