SQL CAL Pricing
Sql Server Cal
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Overview
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is a complete set of enterprise-ready technologies and tools that help people derive the most value from information at the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Enjoy high levels of performance, availability, and security; employ more productive management and  application development tools; and deliver pervasive insight with self-service  business intelligence (BI).
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with 5 Client Access Licenses (Non-Profit).
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise provides a trusted, productive, and intelligent data platform that enables you to run your most demanding mission critical applications, reduce time and cost of development and management of applications, and deliver actionable insight to your entire organization. SQL Server 2008 Enterprise provides the highest levels of security, reliability, and scalability.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise - Top Enterprise Only Features:
- Unlimited Virtualization
- Data and Backup Compression
- Resource Governor
- Transparent Data Encryption
- All actions audited
- Extensible Key Management
- Advanced Data Mining algorithms
- Mirrored Backups
- Oracle Publishing
- IA64 hardware support
Complete information platform for applications of all sizes.
Managed, familiar self-service BI tools.
Support for large-scale data centers and data warehouses.
Opportunities to build and extend applications in the cloud.
Integration with the Microsoft Application Platform.
SQL Server 2008 R2 introduces a range of new capabilities to help businesses of all sizes derive more value from information. Built on improvements in previous versions, SQL Server 2008 R2 adds even greater capabilities in development, manageability, BI, and data warehousing.
Take advantage of two new editions for large-scale data centers and data warehouses: SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter and SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse. These premium editions feature enterprise-scale enhancements, like greater support for the most demanding workloads and more efficient management of applications and servers in the data center.
Address business challenges with enhancements to core editions: SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard and SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. New improvements include support for high-scale complex event processing and managed self-service BI through PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint.
With Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008, Microsoft releases its most powerful centralized application platform ever, offering an impressive array of new capabilities that dramatically improve the administrator and user experiences. The new Terminal Services features provide a substantial upgrade in functionality, performance, and user experience. Terminal Services now provides centralized access to individual applications without the need to provide the whole remote desktop. Applications running remotely are integrated with the local user's desktop - looking, feeling, and behaving like local applications. Organizations can provide more secure access to centralized applications or desktops, and other resources from the Internet, by using HTTPS, without needing to provide access via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or opening up unwanted ports on firewalls. This reduces the complexity needed to provide secure remote access to applications and data for users, partners, or customers. For deployments with several servers, the new load-balancing features provide a simple way to ensure optimal performance by spreading sessions among the least-loaded available resources.
Terminal Services CAL
The Terminal Services functionality is included with the acquisition of a Windows Server 2008 Server License. However, when a user or device accesses a terminal server, that user or device is required to have a TS CAL (in addition to a Windows CAL) in order to be compliant with the licensing terms of the product. A separate TS CAL is required for each user or device that accesses or uses the server software on any server.
A Windows Server User CAL permits one user (using any device) to access or use the server software. User CALs are likely to be more cost effective than Device CALs if there are multiple devices per user (for example, a user has a laptop and handheld computer accessing Terminal Services)