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 -

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: