Questions About Licensing Windows Server 2016?
With Windows Server 2016 being the current, and only, version of Windows Server available for purchase today this Ultimate Licensing Guide will help you avoid costly licensing and compliance mistakes and give you confidence in the purchasing decisions you make.
Inside, you'll learn the licensing implications and rules for both the Free and Paid versions of Windows Server, including:
Did you know about the major shift in licensing Windows Server with this latest version?
Microsoft changed from Processor based licensing to Core based licensing in Windows Server 2016.
This change has a major impact on how you license Windows Server, and not a lot of people are not thrilled about it.
This Processor to Core based licensing is a MAJOR shift in how Windows Server is licensed.
Because of that, Microsoft is including what they call Core License Grants for SA (Software Assurance) customers.
That sounds great BUT, there are things you need to do in order to receive those grants.
If you don't, you lose the grants forever.
This information alone could end up saving you thousands of dollars - Especially if you have dense processors running in your servers.
You'll learn all about it in this guide.
Microsoft has shaken up the Windows Server Editions.
While Windows Server 2012 simplified the licensing, Windows Server 2016 takes a turn to the complicated.
Windows Server Standard and Windows Server Datacenter used to have the same features and functionality with only server virtualization rights being different.
That's no longer the case.
Windows Server Datacenter now has more features and functionality than Windows Server Standard.
This means that servers you would have been able to license with Standard in the past may actually need Datacenter today!
And do you know the difference in cost between Standard and Datacenter?
Let me tell you, it's BIG!
Combine that with having to license EVERY Core instead of your Processors and costs can get out of control FAST!
So having the information included in this guide will put you in the best position possible to keep your server costs as low as possible.
As a Free guide there's no risk to you.
Still not convinced?
Let me share a little bit about who wrote this guide.
The Ultimate Windows Server 2016 Licensing Guide was written by Pete Bebber.
Pete is a Microsoft licensing expert who has far exceeded the 10,000 hour rule when it comes to Microsoft licensing.
Pete is the founder of Volume Licensing Course and has worked with clients across multiple industries and from across the country.
Here are just a handful of reasons why professionals turn to Pete for help with their Microsoft licensing:
So do yourself a favor and download the Ultimate Windows Server 2016 Licensing Guide today and ensure you make the best, and most cost effective, Windows Server purchases possible for your organization.