Microsoft has recently announced that pricing for all Microsoft Open License User CALs will increase by 15%. This comes as a shock to many IT professionals, because in the past, Microsoft has generally offered both User and Device CALs at roughly the same price.
With the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012, the licensing model for this software has been changed considerably for the sake of simplicity, as well as accomodation of the various features and price-points of the various editions.
Software licensing can get confusing, which is why we compiled these Microsoft licensing guides to help you better understand the different programs and terms. SoftwareMedia offers Microsoft licenses through any of the following programs.
Microsoft Open Business Licensing
[one_sixth][/one_sixth] [five_sixth_last]Microsoft Open Business Licensing allows businesses to purchase Microsoft products at discount prices with a minimum of just five licenses. One of the benefits of Open Business compared to Open Volume is that you don’t need such a large up-front volume commitment, but you still get the savings and convenience of the licensing program. After your initial order with SoftwareMedia you can purchase additional licenses within the program with no minimum quantity, as long as you are within your two year term.[/five_sixth_last]