What feature set is included with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition?

Q: (from Geoff)

Does Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition deliver the same functionality as Standard, Business Intelligence, or Enterprise edition?





“SQL Server 2012 Developer edition lets developers build any kind of application on top of SQL Server. It includes all the functionality of Enterprise edition, but is licensed for use as a development and test system, not as a production server.”


SDeming Face  Steve

Comments (1)

  1. Jon Reade says:

    Thank you Steve – good, clear answer  🙂

    May I follow up by enquiring when the Developer Edition will be available publicly in the UK, ie : at Amazon etc.  It has been in the Amazon US shop and other online distributors for some time now, but every post I see says to refer to Microsoft's local offices or to volume licensing. As an individual user, volume licensing is out. And Microsoft's UK office can't give me an answer for a release date. Amazon US are restricted from sending it to the UK, presumably by contractual agreement with Microsoft.

    This is REALLY frustrating as any friend or colleague in the US/Canada can buy a copy and send it to me by post.

    Why this disparity? Microsoft is just creating a micro-black market for a product that should be available worldwide !

    Best wishes,

    Jon Reade.

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