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Ultimate Windows Server 2016 Licensing Guide

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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:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Windows Storage Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2016 MultiPoint Premium Server
  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • Nano Server (A Deployment Option vs An Edition)

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.

Here are just a few of the changes:

  • New license counts - completely new license packages that have people's heads spinning
  • New minimums - these numbers just keep going up, don't be left in the dark on this
  • No Core Factor - if you're using AMD processors there's no break like you used to get with SQL
  • Indirectly higher costs - You'll learn just how Microsoft is increasing revenue (and hurting your budget) without 'technically' raising prices

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.

Windows Server 2016 is a MAJOR change from Windows Server 2012

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.

You'll Also Learn About:

  • The New SA (Software Assurance) Benefits - Don't skip this, SA is more important than ever before
  • Nano Server - The new deployment option so many people are excited about
  • Azure Hybrid Use Benefit (AHUB) - Making your move to Azure easier and less expensive
  • System Center 2016 - Microsoft made the same Processor to Core licensing changes
  • Core Infrastructure Suite (CIS) - How to get Windows Server and System Center at a discount
  • Licensing for Virtualization Scenarios - See just how to license your servers in different virtualization scenarios (This is largely misunderstood today)

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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:

  • He has 9+ years of Microsoft licensing experience
  • He's reviewed more than 2,300 Microsoft agreements in that time
  • He's worked with small businesses to companies with over 100,000 employees
  • He's a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP 74-678 - Designing & Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions To Large Organizations)
  • He's written over 100 Software Licensing articles featured on LinkedIn as well as on Volume Licensing and other sites.
  • He's produced a Microsoft Licensing Guide for Microsoft Client Access Licensing as well as a Free Report on the Top Microsoft Licensing Mistakes - How to Avoid Them and Save Thousands
  • He's managed Tens of Millions of dollars in Microsoft licensing for his clients
  • He's fed up with how difficult it is to get the right answers to your Microsoft licensing questions

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.

Ultimate Windows Server 2016 Licensing Guide