Leipzig, 05/23/2018 – "Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018." This is what the Microsoft Director for the Windows Server Program, Erin Chapple, announced in her blog post ‘Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview.’ The new version will be based on , and be suitable for most infrastructure scenarios, including workloads such as Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft SQL Server . The preview is available now. Microsoft SharePoint
The per core/CAL licensing model will continue to be used with Windows Server 2019. You can get more information on Windows Server 2016 licensing here.
The exact prices for Windows Server 2019 have not yet been announced by Microsoft. However, it is highly likely that the price for Windows Server CAL will increase when the new version becomes available. We don’t have any information yet on whether the price for the Core CAL Suite in the Enterprise Agreement will increase.
Get the lowest prices now by purchasing Windows Server 2016 CALs before Windows Server 2019 becomes available. If you are planning a migration to Windows Server 2019 in the medium term, we recommend purchasing Windows Server 2016 with Software Assurance to avail of the Software Assurance benefit ‘Rights to new versions.’
In certain circumstances, it is possible to lock in the current Windows Server 2016 prices. However, this depends on the volume licensing program. Please get in touch with us – we’d be more than happy to advise you.