The company I work for is thinking about moving our SharePoint services in-house.
Currently, we have a SharePoint 2010 Foundation site through a remote host and we are considering either moving to another host or bringing our SharePoint server in-house to get a newer version. To keep costs down for the in-house option on our proposal to management, I have been instructed to look into using SQL Server 2014 Express instead of a paid version of Microsoft's SQL software. However, the cryptic terms of both SharePoint and SQL Server's documentation have me confused.
As far as I know, we would be looking to upgrade to SharePoint 2013, although I am not sure which version. My company is very small at under 50 users and I think Foundation would suit our needs. Would SharePoint 2013 Foundation be able to run adequately on SQL Server 2014 Express, even with its limitations? This would all be on a single machine as we do not have the ability to create a server farm at this time.
Also, notably, I do not manage relations between our company and our current SharePoint hosting service. I know very little about how our current SharePoint is set up or what features are enabled as I work under the employee that manages these things. I can ask for information to help with answering my question, but it may take up to 24 hours to get a response through the chain.
Thank you in advance!