With the release of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0, the SQL Server Licensing documents that helps you determine SQL Server 2012 core licensing requirements has been updated. The updated document is posted here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/F/2/FF29F6CC-9C5E-4E6D-85C6-F8078B014E9F/Determining_SQL_Server_2012_Core_Licensing_Requirements_at_SA_Renewal.pdf. The MAP Toolkit 7.0 has several improvements to improve the efficiency of discovering SQL Server throughout your organization and to simplify the process of determining your SQL Server licensing requirements.

Links and References

MAP Toolkit download: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?&id=7826

SQL Server website: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us

SQL Server 2012 Licensing Overview: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/get-sql-server/licensing.aspx

SQL Server Licensing Guide: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=230678

MAP does not report number of cores: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mapblog/archive/2012/02/03/why-doesn-t-the-map-toolkit-report-the-number-of-cores.aspx


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