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SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 in production? RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    I have a quick question about the new SQL Server 2014 CTP 1 that was released.

    As it says on the download page, it's a "non-production" release and "should not" be used in production; however, I'm wondering if that means it can not be used in production?  That is, are we legally not allowed to install it in a production environment due to licensing issues or is it simply Microsoft saying "we don't recommend you doing this, and won't support you if you do"?

    Moreover, if the answer is, yes, you can use it in production at your own risk, would you need basically the SQL Server 2012 equivalent license to ensure it's licensed properly?

    This is mainly hypothetical, as I don't think we'd really consider using such an early preview in production, but it would be nice to know one way or the other.


    • Edited by Adam PD Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:02 AM
    • Moved by Tom Phillips Monday, July 1, 2013 1:41 PM 2014 question
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:01 AM

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  • Legally, you are not permitted to go into production on this build. To do so would go against the EULA that you agreed to when you downloaded and installed the build.

    Kathy MacDonald Business Platform Division - Customer Programs

    Monday, July 1, 2013 4:11 PM
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