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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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Oracle Announces Oracle Database Firewall product

Oracle has just announced a brand new database security product, named Oracle Database Firewall. Oracle Database Firewall is the name for the database activity monitoring capability previously offered by Secerno, the British firm, which was recently acquired by Oracle. Oracle

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