Yesterday I attended the SQL Server Community Launch in Bangalore and presented on Performing an effective Presentation. It was a fun presentation and people very well received it. No matter on what subject, I present, I always end up talking about SQL. Here are two of the questions I had received during the event.
Q1) I want to install SQL Server on my development server, where can we get it for free or at an economical price (I do not have MSDN)?
A1) If you are not going to use your server in a production environment, you can just get SQL Server Developer’s Edition and you can read more about it over here.
Here is another favorite question which I keep on receiving it during the event.
Q2) I already have SQL Server installed on my machine, what are different feature pack should I install and where can I get them from.
A2) Just download and install Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack. Here is the link for downloading it.
The Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Feature Pack is a collection of stand-alone packages which provide additional value for Microsoft SQL Server. It includes tool and components for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and add-on providers for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Here is the list of component this product contains:
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)