I need to buy a bunch of boxes with SQL 2008 licenses and some of the developers are saying we have to get Enterprise. I'm looking through the licensing and I'm not sure what's the major difference between Standard, Web and Enterprise. Admittedly I haven't dealt with it since SQL 2000. Is it just me or is it getting more obtuse? (that's not my question) The descriptions in http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/e/6/1e68f92c-f334-4517-b610-e4dee946ef91/2008%20SQL%20Licensing%20Overview%20final.docx
seem to just be a bunch of buzzwords that don't really describe the technical differences between them.
I know we won't be using Express or Workgroup, but what's the major difference between Enterprise, Web and Standard?