Part 3 SQL & Windows Server End of Support: Licensing and Commercial Options

Presented by

Simon Matthews, Microsoft Licensing Consultant - SoftwareONE

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As part of any technology migration or upgrade it is highly recommended to also consider the licensing and commercial options with the technical planning. SQL & Windows Server can be one of the most challenging products to upgrade or migrate due to the mission critical data that is typically being processed on the machines – and SQL’s licensing rules only adds further complexity! Simon Matthews, an experienced Microsoft licensing consultant from SoftwareONE, will help you navigate the key licensing and commercial considerations, including: •New licensing rules since SQL 2008 and overarching changes such as ‘Passive’ and ‘Licence Mobility’ •The role and importance of Software Assurance •Licensing for staying on-premise •Licensing for cloud migrations After this session you will have greater clarity on how to plan your migration and upgrade strategies.

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