SQL Server Developer Edition not free anymore

It looks like MS wants to make some more cash. The Developer Edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 are NOT free anymore. Now you must buy it for U$ 50 or 60. Not too much, but not exactly cheap. For something you will use to train and experiment with – and then use this knowledge to convince your manager/company to buy the full version, it should definetly be free.

We still have the 180-day Enterprise Edition trial though (but I do not know if the “ManagementStudio: Complete” installed from trial will expire after 6 months or not). I also could not confirm WHEN they started this, but I guess it doesn’t matter now.

Product links:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.221634300

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/pd/SQL-Server-2012-Developer-Edition/productID.249344600

Some MSDN threads with more info:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqldatabaseengine/thread/370ee9d7-c22a-4df5-a1c7-0073be310e25

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqlsetupandupgrade/thread/f27b84d3-efac-4541-b7a0-4831df042552

Advertisements

About mauriciorpp

Hi, I am Piccolo - but not the one from Dragon Ball. I'm from a highly competitive and fast-paced world too, the IT industry, and this space will be used to share some challenges I face daily on my career. As you will see, I don't do brawls but I need to be a fighter! Stay tuned.
This entry was posted in SQLServer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s