First, thank you for the warm welcome.
Second, I have
many questions for you gurus.... if you don't mind pointing me in the correct direction!
...It will allow you to save what you have learned....
(1) I may be wrong here, but are you saying when i reach the 180 day limit (± x days), I will be unable to easily access work that I will have saved up to that point and that I will be unable to upgrade to developer edition at that point?
(2) If I purchase the develop edition asap what short-term benefits will be gained, and what long-term benefits will be gained?
(3) If I purchase the developer edition, will I have the majority of software needs covered if I want to pursue my MCSA SQL Server 2012 and, eventually, the MCSE SQL Server 2012?