Enterprise, Business Intelligence and Standard. BI edition is Standard with some BI capabilities. Express and developer stay the same. This is a simple outline of core-based license model: Also two options: If you want unlimited virtualization with no limits on how many VMs you create then you need to acquire ENT edition with Software Assurance. Could you explain why you are making these changes? The changes to SQL Server licensing reflect the evolution of the database industry along with new hardware deployment practices.
The purpose of this post is to cut through that complexity at an introductory level and then delve deeper in future posts. The previous release of SQL Server was commercially available in four editions: Enterprise edition Standard edition Developer The key difference here being that the licensing and product function of Business Intelligence edition has been absorbed into the Enterprise edition.
From 1st AprilMicrosoft made some changes to its donated software programme. Some products are no longer available as donations, but instead are sold as discounted products through Microsoft authorised resellers. SQL Server Standard Edition on core-based licensing is no longer available as a donated product for just an admin fee on Charity Digital Exchange, but instead will be sold as discounted software at a considerably higher price.
Client Access Licenses (CALs) in Windows Server 2012