Is any data inside SQL Server Developer Edition shared to Microsoft?

Kittipat Saengkaenpetch 21 Reputation points

According to this blog, I do concern about using sql server as developer license that the data stored in the database might be shared with microsoft.


Is this policy true? Could you share me the full user agreement for developer edition, how could I read the limitation about it?

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  1. CathyJi-MSFT 21,096 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Kittipat Saengkaenpetch ,

    Yes, quote from MS developer license terms.

    >DATA COLLECTION. The software may collect information about you and your use of the software and send that to Microsoft. Microsoft may use this information to provide services and improve Microsoft’s products and services. Your opt-out rights, if any, are described in the product documentation. Some features in the software may enable collection of data from users of your applications that access or use the software. If you use these features to enable data collection in your applications, you must comply with applicable law, including getting any required user consent, and maintain a prominent privacy policy that accurately informs users about how you use, collect, and share their data. You can learn more about Microsoft’s data collection and use in the product documentation and the Microsoft Privacy Statement at You agree to comply with all applicable provisions of the Microsoft Privacy Statement including the SQL Server privacy supplement:

    When you install SQL Server Developer Edition, the license terms are copied to a location like:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\150\License Terms\SQLServer2019_License_DEV_1033.rtf

    You can get all information from this license document.

    In addition, SQL server general tag that talking about SQL tech issues, License issue, I suggest that you can consult professionals in this area. please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist.
    Hope this could help you.

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