Download Microsoft SQL Server Developer For Free

Download Microsoft SQL Server Developer For Free

Download Microsoft SQL Server Developer For Free. Yes Microsoft announced SQL Server Developer Edition is free. It’s April 1st but still we can believe as it is officially announced on Microsoft Information Platform. Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition is free starting from 2014 and we should know few things:

Download SQL Server 2014 Developer for Free

Download SQL Server 2016 Developer for Free

Q. What are the limitations with SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition?

Ans:

SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition supports all Enterprise Edition features including Data Encryption and AlwaysOn Availability Groups. The only limitation is SQL Server 2014 /2016 Developer Edition can’t be used with Production data and it can be used in Development and Testing environment.

Q. Does this edition can be used  in organizations officially?

Ans:

Yes! SQL Server Team confirmed that SQL Server 2014 / 2016 Developer editions can be used for business usage in Development and Testing environments.

  • Developer Edition is free download for Visual Studio Dev Essentials members.
  • SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is free (Not like 180 Days Trail).
  • SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition will also be free.
  • This Free Developer Edition can be used in Development and Test Environments.
  • SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition offers the full feature set of SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition.

Here is the official announcement on “Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition is Free Now”.

Reference:

 

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2016/03/31/microsoft-sql-server-developer-edition-is-now-free/?utm_content=%23MSDN+%23Data

 

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