Monthly Archives: May 2012

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


Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization

Infrastructure grows and its mission evolves. To accommodate increasing workloads, faster, denser (i.e., more cores) processors are deployed, translating into additional investment in software. When Windows Server 2008R2 was released, Microsoft introduced new virtualization rights: – For Standard Edition, one


Desktop virtualization and licensing

Software management, hardware imaging and refreshment, and BYOD (the “edge devices”) are not only cost containment strategies, they can be key business differentiators. By ensuring anytime, anywhere access, executives, account managers, and technicians are able to remain connected to the


Microsoft Software Assurance

Today’s Microsoft Licensing Trends was issued recently by Miro Consulting, Inc., software asset management experts specializing in Oracle and Microsoft license agreements.

The 13-page report addresses technology trends that have changed the software ownership paradigm. Emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and virtualization, have further complicated licensing models with no end in sight. This paper will delve deeply into the trends affecting Microsoft licensing and provide critical advice to companies that wish to optimize their Microsoft investment.

Key areas discussed in-depth include:
• Microsoft Cloud Offerings
• Software Assurance
• Office 365 Licensing, Pricing and Considerations
• Pricing and Programs
• Product Use Rights

To obtain a copy of this report please visit