Licensing SQL Server 2008 R2 Guide Now Available

May 12, 2011

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Directions on Microsoft has released its guide to Licensing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Until now the report was only available to Directions subscribers. “We want to give people a sense of the usefulness of our Microsoft licensing guides,” says Directions co-founder Rob Horwitz. “We’ve put together an entire library of in-depth licensing guides for Microsoft enterprise products and volume licensing programs. Each is designed to demystify Microsoft’s licensing rules and save you time by putting all the information you need to make smarter decisions at your finger tips.” Directions also hosts an intensive, two-day Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp to help IT professionals optimize their Microsoft licensing decisions.

Solutions built on the Microsoft platform often require licensing SQL Server, which delivers database management, reporting, analysis, and other business intelligence functions to the overwhelming majority of Microsoft server applications. Microsoft gives its customers considerable choice on how they license SQL Server. Unfortunately these choices have also created considerable confusion about SQL Server licensing rules.

SQL Server customers must choose between more product editions and licensing options than for any other Microsoft product. They must also contend with complex rules and special exceptions for different use scenarios – such as solutions involving virtualization – that can lead them to require more (and sometimes even fewer) licenses than they might otherwise anticipate.

A free copy of the SQL Server 2008 R2 licensing guide is available for download now at www.DirectionsOnMicrosoft.com/SQL_Server_Licensing_Guide

About Directions on Microsoft

Directions on Microsoft is an independent IT analyst firm focused exclusively on Microsoft technologies since 1992. Directions is best known for its Microsoft Enterprise Software Roadmaps and Microsoft Licensing Guides. Their two-day Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp provides graduate-level training on how to effectively license Microsoft products such as Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server and Office.

CONTACT: Directions on Microsoft, +1-425-739-4669, Licensing@DirectionsOnMicrosoft.com

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