Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Great News! SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is a free

Great News! SQL Server Developer 2014 Edition is a free download for members who use Visual Studio Dev Essentials. This means before you download SQL Server 2016 Developer you will be prompted to sign in to the Essentials.

SQL Server 2016 Developer is not for production. Use it to test and develop only.

Why would you need Visual Studio Dev Essentials?

This is a comprehensive developer program which is free. You have everything for your app to build and deploy. Deploy on any platform. It has tools for cloud, training and support. Microsoft has bundled quite a lot of stuff in this, could be somewhat overwhelming if you are new to Microsoft product range.

These are the things you can do with it.

Start your journey here.

There is more. You can also get SQL Server 2016 Developer when it is released at the end of 2016.

PowerShell Pro Tools is a Visual Studio Community 2017 extension that you can try free

I see there is at least one extension, PowerShell Pro Tools that you can download. You can find it in the Visual Studio Community 2017...