There’s an updated-for-Windows 11 (April 2023) Desktop Operating Systems Licensing Guide. It’s a useful document covering the different Windows editions, device and user licensing options, as well as downgrade rights and Volume Licensing Activation.
Find this updated guide here: https://bit.ly/3B8xvZb.
There’s an updated (April 2023) Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises Licensing Guide with just minor changes – simply a correction made.
Find this updated guide here: https://bit.ly/40a0SUZ.
There’s an updated (January 2023) Dynamics 365 Business Central On-premises Licensing Guide with just a minor change: an additional table added to the Team Members Included Tables list on page 12. Find this updated guide here: http://bit.ly/3DFpDjo.
There’s an updated (February 2023) Power Platform Licensing Guide. You’ll notice a brand-new cover, and there’s some reworking of the existing content with increased information on pay-as-you-go options. Find this updated guide here: http://bit.ly/3RWimBJ.
There’s a new (September 2022) Microsoft Licensing Guide for Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance. It gives you an overview of the service tiers, and explains how to license containers, how the billing under different connectivity modes works, how to use the Azure Hybrid Benefit, and the licensing for non-production use.
Find this guide here: http://bit.ly/3u7z2es.
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.
There’s an updated (November 2022) Flexible Virtualization Benefit Licensing Guide. There are some diagrams added, and the requirement for multiple Windows Server Core licenses when a virtual core is mapped to more than one hardware thread, is removed.
Find this updated guide here: http://bit.ly/3hGOJ9l.
There’s an updated (November 2022) Power Platform Licensing Guide, where the main update is for the availability of Power Pages on 1 November, 2022.
You can find out more about Power Pages on our blog here: http://bit.ly/3NXO8Mv, and can find the updated guide here: https://bit.ly/3NyTWMv.
There’s a brand new (October 2022) Windows Server 2022 Licensing Guide. It’s a comprehensive document which also includes the new option for licensing Windows Server by virtual machine.
Find this guide here: https://bit.ly/3M8KrTq.
There’s a brand new (October 2022) Licensing Guide for the new Flexible Virtualization Benefit. This allows customers licensed with Software Assurance or Software Subscriptions to use their licences with Authorized Outsourcers’ shared servers. The guide contains an overview of the benefit itself, a definition of Authorized Outsourcers, and details about using the benefit with SQL Server, Windows Server, and the desktop products. There are also FAQ and Resources sections at the end.
Find this new guide here: https://bit.ly/3T1kDe5.