I have 2 SharePoint Development licensing questions that I am currently having a hard time believing as I currently understand them.
- SharePoint Developers must purchase a Visual Studio Premier with an MSDN subscription license in order to be able to developer for SharePoint 2007/2010.
My thoughts: Then why are the SharePoint project types available in VS Professional? An MSDN subscription required or SharePoint development...really?
- SharePoint Developers must each have a SharePoint license in order to perform SharePoint development in Visual Studio. I've also been told the same is true for SPD development.
My thoughts: Requiring that every developer has a SharePoint server license in a development shop seems absurd. Is this really the case? Can I not spin up a SharePoint DEV environment and have my developers or SPD users create solutions and test them here under that license?