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These Upcoming Changes WILL Affect Your SPLA Licensing Strategy


With the upcoming Windows Server 2016 release (Aug/Sept 2016) Microsoft is removing processor licenses and adding core licenses to the SPUR. Previously, SPLA partners had to report each physical processor on each host. With the new licensing change, you must license each physical core. Below we highlight some of these changes:

Windows Server 2016 moving from a processor to core model

  • Windows Datacenter will allow unlimited VMs. Windows Standard 1
  • 8 core minimum per physical processor
  • Core licenses will be sold in packs of 2 cores (Similar to SQL)
  • Price for two packs is estimated to be ¼ the price of 1 processor