We remind you of the reasons for upgrading to Windows Server 2016 and what licenses you would need to report.
Your business opportunity
See what Windows Server 2016 can do for you.
What you need to do
To get the benefits of Windows Server 2016…
1. Download the media from Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) site.
2. Start following the Windows Server 2016 licensing model as detailed in the SPUR – That means ordering the new per core licenses.
|License Part||Part Description|
|9EA-00039||WinSvrDCCore ALNG LicSAPk MVL 2Lic CoreLic|
|9EM-00562||WinSvrSTDCore ALNG LicSAPk MVL 2Lic CoreLic|
If you upgrade all your servers to Windows Server 2016, please ask us to clarify your ordering options by removing the old per processor licenses from your range of available licenses.
All Service Providers with a SPLA starting after September 30, 2016 will also need to follow the Windows Server 2016 licensing model and order the per core licenses – even if using a pre-2016 version of the software. (Signing or renewing a SPLA resets your use rights so that you are no longer eligible to order per processor licenses from the previous Windows Server licensing model). If you are following the Windows Server 2016 licensing model anyway due to this rule, that’s even more reason to upgrade.
If you have any questions, please contact us. Please visit our HPE SLMS Hosting Newsletter Archive, Training webpage and Service Provider Resource Community (SPaRC) website for more information and resources.
Remember – Microsoft’s Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR) document governs the use of Microsoft software products and is the only complete, up-to-date and legal source of SPLA licensing information.