We are in the process of setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 64 Bit machine where we plan to install SQL Server 2012. When I look at the Microsoft Site for a free download of SQL Server 2012, it says "Download free full-featured trial and beta versions of SQL Server that you can use for up to 180 days." Does this mean there is a trial version and a beta version? Or is this one and the same version?
Or should I download SQL Server 2012 SP1 (evaluation) from the Technet Evaluation Center?
I want to make sure I download the right version, that is, free, full-featured (standard or enterprise) and get to use it for about 6 months. I notice at this point it does not state whether it is standard or enterprise edition.