New licensing model for Windows Server 2012

If you use System Center you know that Microsoft changed the licensing model for System Center to a Per processor model. They went from having 200+ SKUs to 2. Yesterday Microsoft announced that they will also change the licensing model for Window’s server 2012 and this is very similar to the System Center model – Windows server have now 4 SKUs.



Note that since they moved to a per processor model, the feature set is the same (for standard and Datacenter) for both standard version and datacenter.

For more information about Windows 2012 licensing, see Microsoft home page

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