Thanks for the reply! I know its a very grey area, in my old shop i got told completely different info from MS direct depending on who i spoke to. Just looking for a general view.. As i never really thought about the Dev side and have found a few Ent licenses being used for Dev / Testing.
Each developer will need a licensed copy of the Developer Edition.
What if you have 3 devs and 10 boxs would you only need 3 licenses? Reading the MSDN licensing, it looks like if you have the correct version (Ie one the one that includes SQL Server) this would be right. But what if you don't have anyone with MSDN
Developer Edition can be used in the Test Environment, but it I remember correctly the testers do not need a licensed copy if they are not modifying, creating, or deleting database objects (tables, stored procedures, views, functions, and the like).
Excellent, Thats what i hoping, thinking.
I was planning on suggesting
All Dev Testing should be using Developer Edition.
We should own a Developer Edition License per Server.
Then i wasnt sure on -
MSDN license for anyone that does Dev work on either Dev or Testing. Im guessing no. .