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Can any one brief the difference between MSDN and Developer licensing RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are looking at the licensing for SQL Server for  our development Team. 

    The scenario will be a   a common  DB server for entire development team.

    MSDN is a user based licensce which doesn't suits for our requirement.

    Any help  on this with appropriate licencing will be appreciated 

    Thank you

    Shahan

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 9:10 AM

Answers

  • Install SQL Server Developer Edition and be done with it.

    The "user-based license" does not mean that every user has to have their own private copy of a database server, it merely means that every user of the database server must be licensed to do so.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.


    • Edited by Lawrence Garvin Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Shahan Das Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:24 AM
    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:50 PM

All replies

  • Install SQL Server Developer Edition and be done with it.

    The "user-based license" does not mean that every user has to have their own private copy of a database server, it merely means that every user of the database server must be licensed to do so.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.


    • Edited by Lawrence Garvin Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:51 PM
    • Marked as answer by Shahan Das Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:24 AM
    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:50 PM
  • Thanks Lawrence 

    Could you please explain difference and limitation between  MSDN and Developer edition

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:23 AM
  • Could you please explain difference and limitation between  MSDN and Developer edition

    The Developer Edition is available to everybody. It costs $59.95 in the Microsoft Store. But it's only available to be used in *development and testing* scenarios. You cannot use Developer Edition for production purposes. Developer Edition has equivalent functionality to Enterprise Edition.

    Within the MSDN Library there are also media and licenses available for the other editions of SQL Server. These instances, also, are only available for development and testing scenarios, but there are scenarios in which one might wish to *TEST* against a Standard Edition, Business Intelligence edition , or Enterprise Edition installation rather than a Developer Edition instance.

    The MSDN Library subscription is licensed on a per-user basis, so anybody using those three editions (Standard, BI, Enterprise) must also hold an MSDN Subscription, or you must own SQL CALs for those users to use Std/BI/Ent editions.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:56 PM