Michael Otey Like most Microsoft products, sometimes the licensing can be more difficult to figure out than the technical aspects of the product, and SQL Server is no different. Each SQL Server edition has a different licensing model and some have more than one. There are multiple different license types. While the entire ins and outs of licensing would take a small book to cover here are some of the most important things you need to know about SQL Server licensing. The different editions of SQL Server offer the following licensing options:
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