MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2014 DEVICE CAL
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Buy Device CALs for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 as used software
In order to be able to use the standard version of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - which is also available from Wiresoft - an additional client access license for an end device with which the SQL Server is to be accessed is required in addition to the SQL Server license: the SQL Server 2014 Device CAL. A computer (PC, laptop, tablet) registered with this is equipped with the corresponding access rights in order to be able to use all server services and can then be used alternately by different employees.
Microsoft License Management offers this option of licensing SQL Server 2014 plus access licenses in the form of a Device CAL, especially in the Standard Edition. Only the end device registered via this is then authorized to access the SQL Server functions.
Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 can be found at Wiresoft at a reasonable price as used software. These used access licenses do not differ in their usage options from the CALs previously offered in the Microsoft Volume Licensing Program - there they are also no longer available for this SQL Server version. Used Device CALs can be purchased from Wiresoft for as little as a single client access license, allowing for flexible and on-demand licensing of the endpoints that will access SQL Server 2014 services. This SQL Server 2014 Device CAL can also be used to access the features of the previous version SQL Server 2012.
Using Used Device CALs for SQL Server 2014
With the Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 version, the successor of SQL Server 2012, offered at Wiresoft as used software, data used via a Windows-enabled end device is also available in the cloud, etc. - more on the most important functions below.
Brief overview of the functionalities of SQL Server 2014 that are available with a Device CAL in the Standard Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is a comprehensive database solution and the successor to SQL Server 2012, it responds to the increasingly important trend towards cloud services with even stronger performance. For this purpose, operation in mission-critical environments has been optimized with new as well as enhanced functions for in-memory and cloud business intelligence, and even greater scalability including support for various hybrid cloud scenarios is provided. SQL Server 2014 offers an even stronger link to the Azure Cloud Platform with Azure Virtual Machine for backup and disaster recovery.
In the standard edition of SQL Server 2014 for smaller and medium-sized companies and with lower virtualization requirements, all important data management tools and business intelligence functions are available for running business-critical applications, while at the same time minimizing the need for IT resources and maximizing efficiency.
In addition, users benefit from new security features and query capabilities to develop and deploy robust applications for a cloud-based information platform. Depending on the edition, the in-memory OLTP functionality as well as Column Store Index and StreamInsight are available, as well as the new SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence (SSDT).
Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 can also be used for SQL Server Version 2012
For users who want to upgrade from the older SQL Server version 2012 to SQL Server 2014, the Device CAL SQL 2014 also provides access to this previous version.
Microsoft license management with client access licenses for SQL Server 2014
With the release of SQL Server 2014, the Microsoft licensing model for the standard edition offers not only core-based licensing of the server, but also the alternative licensing option of a server license plus additional Device CALs, whereby a variable number of client access licenses must be purchased depending on the size of the company. This variant of access licensing with supplementary Device CALs is often the cheaper alternative for small and medium-sized companies with a smaller server.
What CAL types are available for SQL Server 2014 Edition Standard?
There are two CAL types available for client access licensing to SQL Server 2014:
- Device CAL for SQL Server 2014 - for a single endpoint device (e.g. PC, laptop, tablet)
- User CAL for SQL Server 2014 - for a single user
Only with one of the two CAL types it is possible to use the functions of SQL Server 2014, the pure SQL Server license is not sufficient. These CALs do not include any software other than access rights to the SQL Server 2014 client/server environment.
What are the differences between Device CALs and User CALs for SQL Server 2014?
Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 differ from the corresponding User CALs only in the form in which access rights to the SQL Server are granted: A Device CAL equips a specific Windows-capable end device with access rights for the SQL Server and the services and data available via it, whereas with a User CAL a single user is granted these rights; the end device can then be used by any authorized user and, for example, alternately used in shift work.
If the licensed end device is not a stationary PC in a company, but a mobile laptop or tablet, then the SQL Server services can also be used locally independently, e.g. on the road or in the home office. In contrast to the Device CAL, the User CAL offers other possibilities in a work situation in which the majority of users alternately and regularly use different end devices for this purpose.
Used Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 Edition Standard with the advantage of availability - at an affordable price
Especially smaller companies and organizations do not use the latest SQL Server version, e.g. for cost reasons, but may need additional client access licenses - here used Device CALs not only have an economic advantage, but are often the only solution to equip end devices with a suitable access license for SQL Server 2014, because this version is usually no longer offered by Microsoft and resellers. Then here used software from Wiresoft is the solution to supplement the existing need for older access licenses for end devices.
The following overview summarizes once again all the advantages and special features of used Device CALs.
For Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 also consider version compatibility
The Device CAL for SQL Server 2014 not only entitles the user to access SQL Server 2014, but also the older SQL Server version 2012 (downgrade). However, these do not include access to the subsequent higher SQL Server version 2016.
Therefore, when purchasing Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition, care should also be taken to ensure compatibility between the on-premises SQL Server license and the client access licenses required for it.
What else needs to be considered when using used Device CALs for SQL Server 2014?
Even with used older Device CALs such as the access license for SQL Server 2014, the following Microsoft licensing regulations apply: Once a specific endpoint has been registered with a Device CAL for SQL Server 2014, the client access license cannot be transferred to another computer. It is also principally excluded to change the CAL type and to use the Device CAL as User CAL in order to register a specific user with it.
These provisions in Microsoft license management also serve, among other things, to prevent unauthorized access to SQL Server 2014 by third parties, so that the data of a company and its communication can be better protected.
The decision for used Device CALs for Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Both types of used client access licenses for SQL Server 2014 offer flexible usage options for the particular SQL Server in an organization. In order to find out the most suitable CAL type for your company, it is important to know not only the number of end devices licensed through it, but also the number of employees who are to access the SQL Server.
Device CALs offer the greater advantage when different users regularly and alternately use the licensed endpoint - even locally independently - to access SQL Server 2014 services because they have no need for a single computer that they use exclusively on their own. In the situation described as an example, licensing with used Device CALs not only has more usage benefits, but is also more cost-effective because fewer client access licenses need to be purchased here. For your advice on the purchase of CALs, please do not hesitate to contact the Wiresoft team.
What are Wiresoft used Device CALs for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 about?
Used Device CAL s for SQL Server 2014 do not differ from corresponding new licenses by any disadvantages or limitations - because software cannot wear out. Compared to new software, they have the following advantages:
Origin of used Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 at Wiresoft
The used Device CAL s for SQL Server 2014 offered at Wiresoft are original licenses and come from a Device Volume License, as defined in the Microsoft licensing program, that was previously purchased by a company and subsequently sold to Wiresoft. With the purchase, volume licenses are usually dissolved into single licenses, and the resulting single device CALs are offered as used software and can thereby be used like a new license for the registration of an end device. Microsoft's usual license scales no longer apply.
Used software with buyer security - also for Device CALs for SQL Server 2014
Whether Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 or User CALs or other CAL types - when purchasing Wiresoft used software, customers have the same advantages as with new licenses: with buyer security through immediate download after completed purchase and immediate license activation by means of a valid volume license key supplied.
Are buying and also using used Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 legal?
When buying as well as using used Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 on an endpoint device, Wiresoft customers can be confident that they are not violating any laws in the process: Used Device CALs for SQL Server 2014, as well as other client access licenses offered in the Wiresoft Shop, come from enterprise license inventories. For this reason, both the trade in used software and its actual use are based on valid case law, which allows both; this has already been confirmed by several court rulings. In addition, used software from Wiresoft also has audit security due to the complete proof of all buyers!
All advantages of used Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 at a glance
Device CALs from Wiresoft are not only available for the used SQL Server 2014 version, but also for client access licenses for newer versions of server programs; Wiresoft's used software offer is also available for other Microsoft server software and the corresponding client access licenses.
With Wiresoft you have the advantage of being able to supplement your older software stocks with used CALs at a reasonable price. Compatibility problems, which can arise when using different software versions in parallel, are thus avoided, as are the costs for the purchase of new hardware.
You buy only the exact number of access licenses that corresponds to your actual licensing needs for the use of SQL 2014 Server services.
In the Wiresoft Software Shop for used software, you will find Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 Edition Standard as well as the corresponding User CALs and other SQL Server editions. The Wiresoft used software offer also includes many other Microsoft software programs - with all the advantages mentioned in this regard. If you have any questions about licensing with Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 or any other Microsoft product, please feel free to contact us via chat, email or phone.