Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition Free

Good news keeps coming for developers and Microsoft users and BUILD 2016 is full of it.

Microsoft just announced at Build 2016 the developer edition of SQL Server 2014 is free for Visual Studio Dev Essentials members. SQL Server Developer Edition is for development and testing only, and not for production environments or for use with production data. The next version of SQL Server, SQL Server 2016 Developer edition that will be released later this year, will also be free.

Visual Studio Dev Essentials is a set of free tools, cloud services, and training for developers. It provides all the tools you need to build and deploy your app on any platform. With state-of-the-art tools, the power of the cloud, training, and support, it’s our most comprehensive free developer program ever.

The news was announced at the event and also via a blog posted by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform Marketing.

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