DataDude and VS Developer Edition will be merging
I just read the DataDude blog and look and behold in VS 2010 the DB Pro and the Developer edition will be one. And even better news: as of today the developer edition MSDN subscribers will have access to the database edition as well. This really solves a dilemma for us at work.
We do not really have a DBA in place and the developers have to do the database work themselves. This is not ideal, but I think it is a rather common practice in the business. And we were still in doubt whether to buy a database edition license for each developer or have a single database license on a server or shared workstation somewhere. The first option is great, but expensive. The second option a lot cheaper, but far from ideal (read: not workable).
Now we wait untill Microsoft will also merge the Tester edition (although the workstation option works much better for this edition).
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