Posted by: kurtsh | July 12, 2006

NEWS: Unlimited Virtualization Rights & Volume Licensing for Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition

We made the following announcements today at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston, MA.
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition will be available through Volume Licensing:
For the first time, Microsoft resellers and account managers will be able to sell Windows Server Datacenter Edition through Volume Licensing.
Unlimited Virtualization Rights:
Servers with Datacenter Edition will have license rights to run an unlimited number of virtualized Windows Server instances. By simply licensing the server’s processors with Windows Server Datacenter Edition, customers will be able to run Windows Server Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter Edition or a mix of the three editions without having to track the number of virtual machines or pay for additional Windows Server licenses.
More Options to License from OEMs:
Customers will be able to purchase Windows Server Datacenter Edition preinstalled on servers with 2 to 64 processors with or without The Datacenter High Availability Program.  
For an overview of Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition’s High Availability Program:


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