SQL Server 2022 licensing

There’s a new SQL Server 2022 Licensing Guide (http://bit.ly/3OeDYqT) and Datasheet (http://bit.ly/3V0dETI), and the Product Terms is also updated (http://bit.ly/3prduoo) for SQL Server 2022. Here are the key licensing changes to be aware of:

  • Licensing by virtual machine with Core licenses is now an SA/Software Subscription benefit
  • When licensing by virtual machine a customer can run SQL Server in any number of containers in the virtual machine
  • Customers with active SA/Software Subscriptions may now use Azure SQL Managed Instance as their preferred fail-over server option in Azure for disaster recovery

SQL Server 2022 licenses with SA or purchased as Software Subscriptions are also eligible for the Flexible Virtualization Benefit, introduced in October 2022, enabling customers to use their licences with any Authorized Outsourcer’s shared hardware. Find the Flexible Virtualization Benefit Licensing Guide here: http://bit.ly/3hGOJ9l.

And finally, there’s the new PAYG option where customers can pay for SQL Server on a consumption basis from $0.1 per hour for a Standard Core, and $0.375 for an Enterprise Core for Azure Arc-enabled servers. Find out more about how that all works here: http://bit.ly/3Arq2UP.

Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide

There’s an updated (July 2021) Dynamics 365 Licensing Guide with 3 changes of note.

Firstly, Fraud Protection transactions can now be paid for on a consumption basis against an Azure Subscription – find the details on our blog here: https://bit.ly/3i5WCTw.

Secondly, there are some changes to Business Central capacity – find the details on our blog here: https://bit.ly/3i68DbO.

And finally, there’s some clarification added to the definition of the Average Order Value specifying that it’s the Gross Merchandise Value (total value of all transactions processed through Dynamics 365) divided by the total transaction volume.

Find this updated guide here: https://bit.ly/3qIoik1.