SQL Server 2014 Licensing

Here I would like to help for common question that every DBA has when it comes to SQL Server Licensing.

Refer http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/server-cloud/products/sql-server/buy.aspx for different licenses available.

FAQs:

1. What is Per User license?

Ans) Its not the number SQL users that could be created. Its the number of people who use the SQL Server on a server.

2. Per core license:

Ans) Its the number of physical cores placed in sockets on a physical machine. Its not the number of cores you see in task manager.