SQL Server 2012 Licensing – What to expect

Microsoft released SQL Server 2012 licensing data sheet and this article will cover the major details.

Three main editions are –

Enterprise – For mission critical application and large scale data warehousing.

Business Intelligence – This is a new product edition providing premium corporate BI features.

Standard – For basic database capabilities.


Developer,Express and Compact  SQL Server 2012 will also be available in Developer,Express and Compact editions.

Web edition –  Will be available in a SPLA model.

Data Center edition Retired.

Work group and Small business  edition – Retired.


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