Pricing and licensing support by Windows Server SKU. Windows Server edition Ideal for Licensing model CAL requirements  Pricing Open NL ERP (USD)  Datacenter  Highly virtualized datacenters and cloud environments: Core-based: Windows Server CAL: $6, Standard  Physical or minimally virtualized environments: Core-based: Windows Server CAL: $ Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU. Ideal for Full-featured version of SQL Server software that allows developers to cost-effectively build, test, and demonstrate applications based on SQL Server software. Licensing model: Per user: Channel availability: Free download: Open no level price (US$) Free. Move Windows Server licences to Azure and save up to 40 percent Pricing and licensing overview To give you a more consistent licensing experience across multi-cloud environments, we transitioned from processor-based licensing to core-based licensing for Windows Server .
Once you've determined that your business needs a server , one of the first questions you're likely to have involves how much the new server will cost. While the server and its hardware costs are the numbers you're most likely to see quoted, in most cases these represent only a small part of the total cost of ownership for a new server. The three main components to a server's overall costs are: While servers are almost always more expensive than their desktop counterparts, those on a tight budget can find low-cost server options that handle many if not all of the tasks your business will likely need from a server. On the other end of the scale are high-end servers for tasks like data-intensive Web and database serving, video storage and sharing and enterprise-grade messaging and conferencing. These servers will typically include multiple processors, 16GB or more of RAM , expansive storage with multiple redundancies, and a high-end server operating system, and they can cost in the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. High-end servers may also be deployed in multiple server configurations known as clustering.
Main article: History of Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft had sold a number of simpler email products before, but the first release of Exchange Exchange Server 4. As of , there have been nine releases. Current version[ edit ] The current version, Exchange Server ,  was released in October One of the key features of the new release is that Exchange Server can be deployed onto Windows Server Core for the first time, additionally Microsoft has retired the Unified Messaging feature of Exchange, meaning that Skype for Business on-premises customers will have to use alternative solutions for voicemail, such as Azure cloud voicemail. New Features[ edit ] Security: Exchange Server also introduced active-active clustering, but for two-node clusters only.