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 2019 Datacenter and Standard editions. For specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.
|Datacenter||Highly virtualized datacenters and cloud environments||Core-based||Windows Server CAL||$6,155|
|Standard||Physical or minimally virtualized environments||Core-based||Windows Server CAL||$972|
|Essentials||Small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices||Specialty servers (server license)||No CAL required||$501|
Highly virtualized datacenters and cloud environments
Windows Server CAL
Physical or minimally virtualized environments
Windows Server CAL
Small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices
Specialty servers (server license)
No CAL required
Jun 03, 2016 Installing SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition, One Example. Accept the defaults on the Product Key page – Developer Edition and no product key, then click the Next button: On the License Terms page check the “I accept the license terms” checkbox and click the Next button: If the Install Rules page tests pass. Full-featured Windows Server 2016 product evaluation available for download. Compliance may be complex – SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition can also be licensed through the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). This has several advantages, including licensing for the underlying operating system and additional test and development tools such as Visual Studio.
CALs are required for every user or device accessing a server. See the Product Use Rights for details.
Datacenter and Standard edition pricing is for 16 core licenses.
Pricing is shown in USD and may vary from country to country. Please contact your Microsoft representative for a quote.
Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that delivers new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business. For more details, check out our Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2016.
Ways to try Windows Server 2016:
In addition to downloading the Windows Server 2016 ISO, you can check out other ways to try the new features:
- TechNet Virtual Labs: Skip the setup work and log into our free TechNet Virtual Labs for a real-world environment along with step-by-step guidance to help you try the new features.
- Run it in Azure: Azure provides a great way to test Windows Server 2016 with pre-built images.
Choose an edition and an installation option:
Customers who download the full ISO will need to choose an edition and an installation option. This ISO evaluation is for the Datacenter and Standard editions. The Datacenter edition is the most complete edition and includes the new Datacenter-specific features (Shielded Virtual Machines, Storage Spaces Direct, Storage Replica, and Software-Defined Networking) in addition to unlimited server virtualization.
- Server Core: This is the recommended installation option. It’s a smaller installation that includes the core components of Windows Server and supports all server roles but does not include a local GUI. It is used for “headless” deployments which are managed remotely via PowerShell or other server management tools.
- Server with Desktop Experience: This is the complete installation and includes a full graphical user interface (GUI) for customers who prefer this option.
Before you begin your evaluation, be sure to check out What’s new in Windows Server 2016.
When you complete your evaluation, you can convert your evaluation versions to retail. Also, check out our TechNet documentation to learn how to upgrade or migrate your other existing servers to Windows Server 2016.
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