Migrating SQL Server to the Cloud?

By | 2017-11-29T14:22:26+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017, AWS, Azure, cloud, Licensing Specialist, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, SA, Software Assurance, SQL, Virtual Machine, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Thinking of migrating one or more of your SQL Server instances to the Cloud?  If so, have you spent much time figuring out which provider, solution and options to go with?  There are essentially two main Cloud providers to consider – Azure (Microsoft) and AWS (Amazon Web Services).  Both providers offer two main products in

Microsoft SQL Server Myth Busting: Is it still the Budget Database?

By | 2017-11-30T19:54:26+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Categories: 2015, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, SA, Software Assurance, SQL|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Microsoft SQL Server has historically been known as the budget database in IT circles.  When compared to offerings from Oracle, it was widely and fairly accurately accepted that Microsoft SQL Server was a less expensive database option for many mid-sized organizations. Until a few years ago, it was usually fairly accurate to expect that

April 1, 2015 is the Microsoft SQL Server Processor to Core Conversion Grant Deadline

By | 2017-11-29T18:36:21+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Categories: 2015, April 1, conversion, Core Licensing, Deadline, MAP Toolkit, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Application and Planning Toolkit, Microsoft SQL Server, Software Asset Management, Software Assurance, SQL|

A critical date is quickly approaching for Microsoft SQL Server licensing in terms of deadlines to convert your processors to core grants. April 1st  2015 is the processor to core conversion date, or “core grant” deadline.  This is the last date where customers can take advantage of the full core grant from Microsoft as they

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