Been told by a Ops Manager that you need to "prod" license a SQL Development server if the data is not obfuscated when refreshed from production.
Understand common reasons to obfuscate data in non-prod environments, but never read anywhere it was mandatory from the vendors view point, only internal policy or industry compliance.
Extract from the Microsoft SAM: Non Production Environment Took Kit
If you are unsure whether or not a physical server or operating system environment should be considered production, apply the following test: can the customer permanently migrate this environment offline – including any data that it is consuming – without impacting end users? If the answer is “no,” then you should treat the environment in question as production.
In my use case the answer is YES. No impact to the end-user and therefore development is sufficient.
Please advise if my logic is correct?