I have no need for an Enterprise Geodatabase. However, I was using an advanced license with ArcGIS Pro to export/copy simple polygon featureclasses directly into SQL Server 2016 (stored as native geoms).
This was done through simply copying my layer in the catalog pane, and pasting into the database connection to a SQL Server instance (no Enterprise Geodatabase).
However, I now have a basic license and it would appear that I can't perform this operation. Can someone confirm this is expected behavior? I assumed Basic would let me still work with SQL Server native spatial tables?
And if so, is there a good workaround for this?