This Licensing Guide is for people who want to gain a basic understanding of how Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database software is licensed through Microsoft Commercial Licensing programs.

It includes:

  • SQL Server 2016 Editions
  • How SQL Server 2016 License Are Sold
    • Server and Cloud Enrolment
  • SQL Server 2016 Licensing Models
    • Core-Based Licensing
    • Server + CAL Licensing
  • Licensing SQL Server 2016 Components
  • Licensing SQL Server 2016 in a Virtualized Environment
    • Licensing Individual Virtual Machines
    • Licensing for Maximum Virtualization
  • Licensing SQL Server for the Analytics Platform System
  • Advanced Licensing Scenarios and Detailed Examples
    • Licensing SQL Server for High Availability
    • Licensing SQL Server for Application Mobility
    • Licensing SQL Server in a Multiplexed Application Environment
    • Licensing SQL Server for Non-Production Use
  • Additional Product Information
    • SQL Server 2016 Migration Options for Software Assurance Customers
    • Software Assurance Benefits
    • Additional Product Licensing Resources

Download the Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Licensing Guide

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