LIcense model used for Windows Server
Azure customers receive special privileges for Windows Server hosting that are not available with third-party service providers.
Customers can bring their own Windows Server licenses to more service providers with a new licensing option.
Sidebar explains high-level licensing requirements to run Windows Server in VMs, regardless of host hypervisor.
Flowchart explains how to calculate the number of core licenses required for Windows Server 2016/2019/2022 Datacenter and Standard editions under the Core/CAL License Model.
Windows Server 2016 will license servers based on cores rather than processors, use technical features to differentiate between Datacenter and Standard editions, and introduce a new Software Assurance benefit related to Azure