Allow Developer Edition to Emulate Feature Set of Different Editions
Since developer edition of SQL Server supports the Enterprise Edition feature set, it is easy to develop solutions that use Enterprise-only features when the solution will be deployed to Standard, Workgroup or Express edition.
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Chrissy LeMaire commented
+1 to John Martin
John Q. Martin commented
The connect link does not work as that connect platform has been retired.
While there is a high degree of parity between Enterprise and Standard Edition now there is still a need for being able to target Standard or Enteprrise edition givent the differing limits available on vertain features.