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Have You Downloaded SQL Server 2012 Evaluation Edition? Why Not?!

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Published Thursday, March 8, 2012 3:00 PM by andyleonard

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Peter Schott said:

I'm waiting for our IT guy to download the Developer edition from our MSDN/Technet subscription. I can wait a little bit to get an edition that won't expire to play with.  Besides, trying to get some other things done and don't have the time to play with 2012 at the moment. :(

However, I may want to try the new SSIS bits to move some data around and see what's different. I'm really looking forward to those changes.

March 8, 2012 4:36 PM

Guest said:

I am waiting until most bugs are fixed, that is for another year or two.

March 8, 2012 5:50 PM

RichB said:

Didn't MS publish VMs with OS and SQL already installed once upon a time, or am I just making up memories?

March 9, 2012 5:20 AM

Hennie de Nooijer said:

Ok ok If you say that i'll download it, right away!!!

There is only an evaluation version available?! Is het possible to turn it into a developer edition later on?!

March 9, 2012 7:12 AM

Jimmy Rudley said:

Hi Hennie,

Yes, you can go from SQL 2012 Evaluation to Developer. Please look at upgrade paths.

March 9, 2012 9:16 PM

John Sterrett said:

Downloading it now and sending a link to this post to my co-workers as most of us are still using Win XP.

Thanks Andy.

March 10, 2012 12:17 AM

Peter Pirker said:

When SP1 comes around I'll consider looking at it - provided there is time.

June 26, 2012 9:06 AM

andyleonard said:

June 26, 2012 9:27 AM

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