On-premises licenses for servers in CSP announced
Leipzig, 06/27/2018 – Server subscriptions for Azure are an option for renting Windows and SQL Server licenses (for servers that have not already been set up) in CSP. Different server types, as well as CALs, are available. The announcement was made discreetly via the Product Terms in May 2018, which also constitute the only available overview of these new licenses.
Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2019 Will be Available Soon
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 Windows Server 2016, and be suitable for most infrastructure scenarios, including workloads such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint. The preview is available now.
Save with the Microsoft SQL Hybrid Benefit
Leipzig, 04/12/2018 – Azure SQL Database Managed Instance offers a new option in the cloud that represents almost 100 percent compatibility with an on-premises SQL database for customers with active Software Assurance for SQL Server Standard and Enterprise.