http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/vinaythakur/2012/05/04/denali-day-4-editions-licensing-editions/

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Denali – Day 4: Editions & Licensing

2012/05/04

Denali – Day 4: Editions & Licensing

Editions:

Here is a brief edition summary of Editions available for all sql server from 2005 to 2012.

Sql Server 2005

Sql Server 2008

Sql Server 2008 R2

Sql Server 2012

      Data Center Edition   
Enterprise Edition Enterprise Edition Enterprise Edition Enterprise Edition
      Data Warehouse Edition Business Intelligence
Standard Edition Standard Edition Standard Edition Standard Edition
WorkGroup Edition WorkGroup Edition WorkGroup Edition   
Developer Edition Developer Edition Developer Edition Developer Edition
   Web Edition Web Edition Web Edition
Compact Edition Compact Edition Compact Edition Compact Edition
Express Edition Express Edition Express Edition Express Edition

As now from Denali, edition of sql server has been modified a bit, like it has three main editions, as Microsoft site has a great detailed information on it.

Enterprise Edition: This is the Major edition, which contains ALL features provided by sql server 2012(Engine, BI) everything. So Datacenter edition is also included in Enterprise edition.

Business Intelligence Edition:- BI Edition contains All the BI related features as well as all Standard Edition Features.

Standard Edition:- Contains Basic Functionality of Engine, BI.

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/editions.aspx

Features:-

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993.aspx

http://databases.about.com/od/sqlserver/a/sql_server_2012_licensing.htm


Licensing:

Microsoft has changed the licensing from processor licenses to Core Based licensing.

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/get-sql-server/licensing.aspx

http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/F/7/4F74E127-827E-420D-971F-53CECB6778BD/SQL_Server_2012_Licensing_Datasheet_and_FAQ_Mar2012.docx

Aaron view on this-

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/aaron_bertrand/archive/2012/04/27/a-cautionary-tale-about-grandfathering-CAL-licenses-in-SQL-Server-2012-Enterprise.aspx



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