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Item #: T65277. Marketing description is not available. Product Description: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition - complete package
Category: Business applications
Subcategory: Business - databases / database tools
License Type: Complete package
License Qty: 1 user
License Pricing: Standard
Language(s): English
Platform: Windows
Distribution Media: DVD-ROM
Package Type: Retail
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  • ASIN: B001B8EZR4
  • Item model number: E32-00673
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
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By Winter VINE VOICE on September 10, 2009
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Microsoft has done a clever thing with their Developer tools: they've recognized that it's more important to make it easy to put the product in the hands of someone who'll learn from it than it is to make huge sweeping profits off of every buyer. SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition provides all that a developer will need to learn and use SQL Server 2008: all that's missing here compared to the full Enterprise Edition are some of the Analytics tools and advanced features that, if you need them, you've already done all you need to do in this copy of the database, anyway (analytics is typically only critical to an Enterprise-level shop, who will most likely have full licensed server versions of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition).

As a database technology, SQL Server 2008 has come into its own, finally being feature-rich enough and capable enough to be compared to Enterprise big-guns like Oracle. Microsoft are also nudging their way into SAP/Business Objects territory, making ancillary activities like Reporting and Transformations much easier to perform. The SQL Server 2008 interface is powerful, it is surprisingly easy to use, and installation and maintenance really do seem to be a breeze. You also get useful features like the SQL Server Books Online to help you learn, integration with Visual Studio to speed up your development time, and some surprisingly simple interfaces for doing powerful transforms/ETL like the Business Intelligence Development Studio.

If you're a developer, and you found downloading and installing the free version(s) of SQL Server 2008 to not meet your needs (or in my case, be fraught with problems), you can't argue with the price. This product works well to get you fairly far towards "guru", and can help teach old Database Dogs new tricks. :) You should be advised that this product is only intended for learning and working in a development environment and should NOT be used to deploy and/or support Production data or applications.
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I'm totally new to SQL Server. I had big time problems trying to install the old 2005 developer version that came with Visual Studio. I got SQL Server 2008 developer for Christmas along with a book called "Beginning SQL Server 2008 for Developers: From Novice To Professional" written by Robin Dewson. The book guides you through the installation process and is really easy to understand. If you have Visual Studio 2008 installed, make sure that you also have Service Pack 1 for VS installed. If you are brand new to SQL Server, I would suggest getting that book also. I would have been totally lost without it.
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This has all the features of enterprise edition. It is the best database solution for the price to get started.

Keep in mind Oracle dev is free but it won't get you up and running as fast. Also note there is SQL 2008 R2 is out.
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If you're going to develop commercial-grade business software, chances are it will use Microsoft SQL Serve as the database, and this Developer Edition provides a complete set of software and management tools so that you can develop and test your application.
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The product SQL Server Developer Edition is excellent but it arrived in a large box containing only one DVD. I am lucky that I am an experienced user, I was able to install it without a reference guide. There is information available on the internet but a quick reference would have saved me time and energy.
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If you want to learn all of the SQL Server products, this is a great options. You basically get a full copy of SQL Server Enterprise for less than half a Benjamin. You can download a free 120 day trial from Microsoft but it's much better to own a copy that won't expire.

Please note that you can not use this edition of SQL Server for a production database. It's intended use is only for development and testing purposes. I'm using the software to study for the a SQL Server certification exam.
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I bought this to get up to speed on SQL Server 2008. So far it has been a big help especially in the areas of SSAS and SSIS. Great work Microsoft, I would love to see a Sharepoint Developer Edition.
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The Developer addition is used by me almost everydaw. Works flawlessly. Super learning tool for those starting out. A+
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