Licensing Q&A: How do you license SQL Server 2022 in containers?

SQL Server can be used on Linux and Docker platforms, which means you can run it in containers using Docker. Containers are a way to run multiple isolated apps on a single system. They’re generally lighter and faster to start/stop than virtual machines, which provide more isolation and require more resources. For licensing, a container…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2022 licensing guide

Are you looking to get a handle on how Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs? This guide is here to help. Just keep in mind that it’s not meant to replace or supersede any legal documentation covering SQL Server 2022 use rights. You can find specific license terms for the…

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Licensing Q&A: What to consider when deploying and licensing Microsoft SQL Server in a container environment?

Understanding how containers work is the first step to successfully deploying and licensing Microsoft SQL Server in a container environment. Containers package applications and their dependencies into isolated, self-contained units that can be easily deployed and managed. Using containers ensures that your application will always run the same way regardless of the environment it is…

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SAM Spotlight: Microsoft SQL Server

Short history Microsoft SQL Server is a database management system (DBMS) that Microsoft first released in 1989. It was initially called “SQL Server 1.0” and was designed to run on top of the OS/2 operating system. In 1992, Microsoft released SQL Server 4.2 for Windows NT, the first version of SQL Server to run on…

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Licensing Q&A: What is the most cost-effective setup for Oracle DB and SQL Server in Azure?

Licensing is essential to managing any software, and proper license management is critical for ensuring compliance and avoiding costly mistakes. This blog will explore some common questions about license management and provide guidance on managing your licenses effectively. Whether you’re new to license management or have been managing licenses for a while, this blog will…

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