SQL Server Developer Edition 2012
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- Not licensed for production use. Licensed for development and testing only
- Build and validate applications running on SQL Server 2012.
- Test enhanced availability, performance and security features, and business intelligence capabilities.
- Demonstrate to customers and stakeholders before putting solution into production.
- Investigate performance and manageability by running software on multiple systems.
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Think of SQL 2012 Developer as SQL Enterprise for student prices. What a deal!!! On your stand-alone machine it does EVERYTHING the $16,000 version does for just $50. It all works in all features so practice away!! Can this be true? Well I read the entire EULA and if you promise not to install in a business production environment then Microsoft is basically giving you the $16,000 version for about $50. Bravo! I recommend this to all my students and readers as the way to go for learning SQL.
As opposed to SQL Server 2012 Express, the regular product supports multiple processors and unlimited database size ... as well as multiple servers in a Failover configuration. So while you could get a feel for SQL Server 2012 by using Express to begin with, when it comes time to actually test final performance, you'll need this product in your test environment.
Be prepared that installation of this software is not the "click next" experience that most software installations are. You need to have learned something about the installation before you start it, and from multiple sources. One book I initially followed on SQL Server installation steered me completely the wrong way on setting up security, and using their method I was unable to successfuly configure a connection string to use SQL Server databases with ASP. (Hint: Use mixed security and set up a separate user from within SQL Server to solve that issue).
The tools that are part of SQL Server Management Console (SSMC) are powerful and surprisingly simple to use. The import utilities get other databases (including Access) into SQL Server quickly and painlessly.
I'm a former MS-SQL dba for Hewlett Packard, biggest IT company in the world. As a professional DBA, I know how important full version products are, even more important if you are a developer. I never had to worry about paying for Microsoft products as we have an agreement with them, but now that I am no longer part of the company, I need to continue studying and learning my stuff without making a hole on my wallet.
This particular version allows you to test and have everything you can get on the Enterprise version of the same product. The main difference? The price and license. Instead of thousands of dollars, you pay 50 bucks. And instead of being able to deploy on production, this version is only for testing. So, it's an awesome deal.
I won't make comments about Denali features. I'm a professional MS-SQL dba, I love it! ;-) ... but if this is the right database engine for you or not, that's a separate conversation. I know of some app. that will benefit of MySQL or Oracle and I know some app. that work even better with MS-SQL.
These are the MS-SQL 2012 req. Check this 1st before buying:
-.Net Framework 4.0
-Windows Powershell 2.0
-.Net 3.5 with SP1
1GB RAM (for the SQL instance only) is recommended, but I have a Virtual Machine running with 500MB. I assigned 2GB for the virtual machine Operating System itself. My host has 8GB of physical RAM, running on a Mac Mini. My virtualization software is parallels.Read more ›
Thanks Amazon for getting it to fast and cheap like everything else!
I have been interfacing my software to Databases for 17 years now and I need to keep up with the latest features. This package will allow me to test them on local and remote machines before I recommend them to a customer or have to spend all my time at his site experimenting with GIS data types or trying out my special version of array design inside a stored procedure.
Thanks Microsoft, I really needed this break for learning how to tune up your new design.
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It's SQL 2012 Developer Edition. Great product and many enhancements from the previous version. Make sure you test out the Extended Events which will be replacing SQL Profiler in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by fUji™
Issues with just opening a table and editing the data right in the grid , but that is the new edition. Good connectivity with 2005Published 22 months ago by Kamoola