I live in the UK, and have been trying to obtain the developer edition of sql server 2012. So far, I have found this to be impossible without an MSDN subscription (which I'm not currently inclined to shell out for).
I want a copy of developer edition for personal use (i.e. learning/practice at home, rather than in a work capacity) - I've obtained a copy of all the developer editions since 2005. However, I can't find any retailer that can sell to me. Amazon UK lists the product as "Unavailable", Amazon US says it cannot ship SQL Server to the UK, Microsoft's own website leads you through many pages of "how to buy" without actually telling you how, or where, to buy if you aren't a company looking to buy volume licensing.
Basically, I just want to pay the £50 (or whatever the price is for the new version) for a boxed 2012 Developer edition. Its pretty frustrating that Microsoft makes it this hard to give them money!
Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy, living in the UK?
Thanks in advance