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Microsoft License Mobility and Limitations

What is License Mobility? License Mobility refers to the ability to move virtual instances from host to host and between server farms without the constraints of Microsoft’s license reassignment rule. Microsoft restricts reassigning a license from one server to another

The limitations of License Mobility

Microsoft’s Product Use Rights state very clearly that you may not reassign licenses on a short-term basis (within 90 days of the last assignment). However, licenses can be reassigned sooner if the licensed device or server is retired due to

Software assurance versus premier support

Software Assurance is not support.  Support for software that has been legitimately licensed is a licensing right. You are entitled to support by virtue of purchasing the license. Having said that, there is a connection between Software Assurance and support

Licensing the Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” – eventually to be followed by the “Internet of Everything” – brings about the potential for enterprise software to be used by a vast new array of access points. With this comes licensing challenges and expense

SQL Server Virtualization

In addition to Per Core licensing, replacing Per Processor licensing, SQL Server 2012 also introduced new virtualization rights. For SQL Server Standard Edition, the only method of licensing virtual machines is by licensing each individual virtual core (up to the