I'd like to see a SharePoint Developer's solution available myself.
Microsoft did this fir BizTalk but still, the costs remain too high
Meanwhile, besides using Small Business Server I'm using MSDE.
You might also consider buying a Small Business Server license
$1495 which is a bit more to spend but a much better deal for an
indie developer when you study what this platform makes available.
I am speaking from experience. You can also make yourself
very valuable to the small 10-50 person businesses who benefit most
Do I have to tell you how to find Microsoft's website? ;-)
<%= Clinton Gallagher
A/E/C Consulting, Web Design, e-Commerce Software Development
Wauwatosa, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin USA
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> I need MS SQL Server Developer Edition for developing purposes (i.e.
> not production enviroment), so my question would be how to get it and
> what would it cost me (don't need a production license).
> Do I have to subscribe to MSDN in order to get it, or can I download
> it somehow.
> Actually, I have the same problem with other MS products (Sharepoint
> Portal Server). Is there also some developer edition.
It's the same with BizTalk, Commerce Server and IIS developer
editions. These all come with MSDN Universal, among other ways to get them
(i.e., install fresh off the CDs). The only thing that installed was SQL
Server 2000 Developer edition.
I can't get beyond the part where it tries to access SQL Server, even though
SQL Server (2000 developer edition) is running and I give the Biztalk
install wizard the current admin-authorized account information (to logon).
I think it's because of the new way that Windows 2000 Pro (why the developer
editions) uses the BOX.USERID naming scheme for everything and the install
wizard just wants the name.
Before anyone asks: Yes, I installed Win 2000 Server in its own directory,
but that's not the main work copy (email, developer tools, etc.). Obviously
I'm missing something here.