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SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition acceptable internal use

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Hi All,

I'm just wondering if It is allowed for me to use the SQL Server 2005 Developer edition with Sharepoint Server 2007 for internal use only. (not selling it to anyone)

Does anyone know if this is legal or not ?

thanks.
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Developer Edition is meant for testing and development for a single user and not to be used in a production environment.  You can most likely read a license agreement on M$ somewhere; we just moved and my copy is in a box in the garage.

Jim
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yes, in this case its not for production (eg. for our customer) but for our own internal developer use.

rather than having a SAMBA fileserver to secure the directory.
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It's just my opinion, but it sound like you will be using it according to the terms of the license agreement. It is one seat per copy according to my understanding.

Jim
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yes,

I'd like to explore the use of BDC on Sharepoint as well as the Excel reporting service.
does that mean only one single user that can access the sharepoint then ? we have around 50 users though.

Thanks for replying my thread.
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Its a one seat license. You might want to look at SQL Express if you require 50 seats.

Straight from the horses mouth:

"Developer Edition allows developers to build and test any type of application with SQL Server on 32-bit, ia64, and x64 platforms. Developer Edition includes all of the functionality of Enterprise Edition, but is licensed only for development, test, and demo use. Each license of SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition entitles one developer to use the software on as many systems as necessary and additional developers can use the software by purchasing additional licenses. For rapid deployment into production, Developer Edition can easily be upgraded to SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition."

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/developer/default.mspx

Jim
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Thanks for the posting man, I really appreciated.

Cheers,
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