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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

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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

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Licensing SQL server in low versus high density virtual environments

SQL Server Licensing Rules – How to license in high and low density virtual environments.

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Does MSDN need to be licensed for SQL server database?

The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is a subscription based offering for all commercial and consumer products that Microsoft offers. The subscription is Per User. MSDN can be a very cost effective way to secure licensing for your development and test

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How Microsoft Enterprise Agreements affect SQL upgrades

Microsoft offers a trade-in program for the SQL server 2012 licenses. The trade-in takes effect at the renewal of Software Assurance. So that means re-upping, re-enlisting for another term of Software Assurance, which makes this trade-in something less than free. This is not a scenario that never ends. The qualification of licenses ends on April 1, 2015.

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