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Good Things in Small Packages: Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2000 for Windows CE

Written by Bill Graziano on 28 November 2000

When people think of SQL Server 2000—Microsoft's powerful database and data analysis program—they may imagine the product running on a large, static piece of hardware permanently anchored in a climate-controlled room.

If you asked them how likely it would be that a portable, handheld device could incorporate SQL Server's robust computing capabilities, some might see it as the equivalent of jamming a 2-ton elephant into a phone booth.

But they'd be mistaken.