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SQL Server 2012 Licensing Changes Require Immediate Planning

Published: 09 November 2011

ID: G00226975

Analyst(s): Frances O'Brien , Stewart Buchanan

Summary

SQL Server 2012 replaces per-processor licensing with per core or per-virtual-core (thread), but grandfathering rights minimize the impact on existing licenses with Software Assurance. Plan now to optimize for these changes.

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