SQL Server 2012 Licensing Guides

Bryan Von Axelson 2010

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Josh Condie, one of my teammates on TS2 did a great post on the upcoming changes of SQL Server 2012 with regards to the licensing changes - http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2011/11/30/a-concise-sql-server-2012-licensing-overview.aspx

With General availability coming very soon, I wanted to let everybody know the licensing guides have been released, including the “Core Factor” table when licensing per core:







SQL Server 2012 Quick Licensing Guide – Great reference guide to review the editions and licensing changes, but also some of the advanced licensing scenarios are covered like:

  • High Availability
  • Virtualization
  • Non-production Use
  • Application Mobility
  • Appliances
  • Upgrade, Downgrade, Step-up
  • Software Assurance


SQL Server 2012 Licensing FAQ – Very extensive document covering multiple licensing topics, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions section: http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/F/7/4F74E127-827E-420D-971F-53CECB6778BD/SQL_Server_2012_Licensing_Datasheet_and_FAQ_Mar2012.docx


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