Free SQL Server 2016 Developer

I know I blogged about this a few months ago but I did not do it justice. Microsoft has now released the developers version of SQL Server for free. This is really great news for any developer who needs to have a development stack on their home laptop/desktop. If you are working in a MS dev environment or applying for a .NET job this is very useful:


Visual Studio Dev Essentials -Free Hosting, SQL Server Dev Edition…

So this looks like a great new free Microsoft Offering:

lots of Cloud Services:

  • Azure credit ($25/month for 12 months)*
  • Visual Studio Team Services account with five users*
  • App Service free tier
  • HockeyApp free tier
  • Application Insights free tier

Source: Microsoft

lots of free  Training:

  • Pluralsight (3-month subscription)— for limited time only 6 month**
  • Selected Xamarin University courses on-demand*
  • WintellectNOW (3-month subscription)*
  • Microsoft Virtual Academy
  • HackHands Live Programming Help ($25 credit)*
  • Priority Forum Support*

Source: Microsoft

and lots more…