Licensing Changes for SQL Server 2014

Although SQL Server 2014 retains the same licensing models, edition lineup, and pricing, the new version introduces modest packaging and licensing alterations that impact Software Assurance (SA) and other purchasing decisions. A doubling of supported memory in Standard edition allows it to handle some database workloads that previously required Enterprise edition, and a new licensing exception for Business Intelligence (BI) edition helps minimize the number of Client Access Licenses (CALs) required in some scenarios.

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