The launch of SQL Server 2012 has revealed a major new release with many feature enhancements as well as a new software licensing and pricing approach. With SQL Server 2012, Microsoft is offering a new set of streamlined editions that are well aligned with database and BI needs and an industry-standard pricing approach based on cores.
- Provides an overview of the licensing changes that accompany the new release
- Focuses on the changes to customers' IT environments — specifically cloud, virtualisation, and multicore — that are contributing to shifts in the ways that database software is being deployed and valued
- Provides recommendations for enterprises that are considering adopting Microsoft SQL Server 2012