SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition and Licensing


  • Hi All,

    We are trying to obtain licenses for SQL Server 2012 in development/test environment. We have 20 developers working in this environment. How do i purchase licenses for these 20 users

    1. 20 SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition Licenses (20 * $30 )


    2. 1 SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition License + 20 SQL Server 2012 CALS ( 1 * $30 + 20 * $150)

    I have found the following information from SQL Server 2012 Licensing reference guide, but not sure which License he refers to 

    "The SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition is a full-function version of SQL Server software—including all of the
    features and capabilities of the Enterprise Edition—licensed under the Developer Tools model, which is a “per
    user” model. One license is required for each person that accesses or uses the software "

    Also, The link from Ms site says that, Developer Edition is under Server + CAL Licensing model

    Thanks in Advance

    Manoj Badam

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:50 PM


  • Hi Manoj,

    Thank you for your post.

    For more detailed information regarding to the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in your locations.

    Sofiya Li

    Sofiya Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:24 AM

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