Yes, we are just a few weeks away from the addition of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 being added to the Volume Licensing pricelists. What this means is that as of August, 2008, you will have access to the part numbers and prices of the latest Microsoft SQL Server release to come to market! In case you are wondering if there are any big surprises, I’ll let you know that the licensing of SQL Server 2008 remains consistent with SQL Server 2005 with similar pricing.
Again, you will have the opportunity to choose between several editions of SQL Server to meet the needs of your clients (including the addition of a new “Web Edition”). Here is a quick overview of the different editions of SQL Server 2008:
With most clients using the Enterprise or Standard editions, below is a quick side-by-side showing a high-level difference between these two editions to help you in your conversations with your clients on which one is right for them:
There is also a more detailed version available online here.
You also have the opportunity to view some Demos and Videos to find out what’s new with SQL Server 2008 in addition to trying a Virtual Lab to discover SQL Server 2008 first-hand. If you’re looking for some overall information on SQL Server 2008, you might want to check out the SQL Server 2008 Quick Facts or head on out to the SQL Server 2008 website to learn even more.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
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Yes, we are just a few weeks away from the addition of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 being added to
I have heard the new Web edition pricing is much more realistic for small and medium web sites. Any indication of the pricing model for Web Edition?
@ Craig - I believe the ERP for the Web Edition Per Processor license will be around $2,900. Actual ERP prices will be included in the Volume License pricelists in August.