MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2016 DEVICE CAL
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Device CALs for MS SQL Server 2016 as used software
In addition to the licensing of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 in the standard edition, additional client access licenses are required for use, e.g. in the form of SQL Server 2016 Device CALs; this gives a single, registered end device access rights to the SQL Server. This is because with Server/CAL licensing for SQL 2016 Server in the Standard Edition, the server license does not contain any further user rights; these must be purchased separately, e.g. for an end device in the form of a Device CAL. A single Device CAL is issued for each end device, which only gives the computer equipped with it permission to access the server.
SQL Server 2016 Device CALs as used software from Wiresoft not only have a great price advantage over comparable offers from the software trade, but they are also available individually. At the same time, they have the same functionalities as the Device Client Access Licenses for SQL Server 2016 available in the official Microsoft Volume Licensing Program.
Benefit from all advantages of MS SQL Server 2016 even with a used Device CAL
SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition provides features for both the design and management of hybrid, scalable database platforms. The features included in this version also support, among other things, the execution of intelligent mission-critical applications. Users with a Device CAL will benefit from Hadoop and cloud integration, R analytics and advanced query capabilities, while SQL Server 2016's enhanced security supports efficient and secure enterprise operations. Other new features and enhancements include:
- Optimized server performance including in-memory capabilities, Temporal Tables for data historization, in-memory columnstore and query store
- SQL Server R Services including the R statistical language for accelerated execution of R scripts directly on SQL Server
- Master Data Services for efficient management and provisioning of master data sets
- SQL Server Reporting Services for creating mobile or paginated reports
- Analysis Services to provide analytical data for business and reporting services reports
- Enhanced security with Row-Level Security (RLS), Always Encrypted and Dynamic Data Masking
- Enhanced cloud support through Stretch Databases integration
- Support for conventional OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) solutions
- Transact-SQL for maximized SQL server performance
- PolyBase for processing Transact-SQL queries from external data sources
Device CALs for SQL Server Standard Edition 2016
A used Device CAL from Wiresoft has the same functionalities as a previously unused one in order to use the services of SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition: This means that small and medium-sized companies in particular benefit from licensing by Server/CAL, which, as already mentioned, requires a certain number of Client Access Licenses for Devices in addition to the server license.
Licensing SQL Server 2016 with Server Licenses plus CALs
The alternative licensing option of SQL Server 2016 with a server license plus Device CALs is defined by Microsoft in the licensing regulations: this licensing model is referred to there as Server/CAL licensing. Microsoft license management distinguishes between the basic licensing of an SQL Server and the supplementary licensing of individual end devices or users. With Server/CAL licensing, each server on which an SQL Server instance is running requires a Standard Server License 2016, and for access to the SQL Server licensed in this way, a separate access license(Device CAL) is required for each dedicated enddevice, which is designed for an identical or higher server version.
Only the Device CAL entitles a PC, laptop, etc. to use the SQL Server functions of version 2016; the CALs included with the server license provide administrator rights only! This client access license for end devices does not contain any software that needs to be installed, it only consists of the access rights in the client/server environment for SQL Server 2016.
Version compatibility of SQL Server 2016 and Device CALs must be observed
With a Device CAL for SQL Server 2016, an end device not only receives access rights for SQL Server 2016, but also to older versions of SQL Server, e.g. 2014 (downgrade). However, Device CAL for SQL Server 2016 cannot be used to access a higher SQL Server version, such as 2019 (upgrade). Therefore, when purchasing Device CALs for SQL Server 2016, you should make sure that the server license and access license are compatible.
Why is there alternative licensing for SQL Server 2016 standard edition with CALs?
For standard editions of SQL Server in version 2016, Microsoft offers CAL-based licensing of devices (endpoints) or users in addition to core licensing. This type of server access licensing caters primarily to SMBs, whose SQL Server often has lower performance but is sufficient for their needs. Purchasing multiple device client access licenses is then usually less expensive than server licensing by cores.
In addition to the server license, the Microsoft licensing model offers two types of CALs for SQL Server 2016 access:
- SQL Server 2016 Device CAL: this gives a dedicated endpoint device (PC, laptop, tablet, phone) server access rights
- SQL Server 2016 User CAL: this gives server access rights to a dedicated user
What should I be aware of when licensing with Device CALs for SQL Server 2016?
With the Device CAL, a specific end device(Device) receives access rights for SQL Server 2016. Once the registration has been completed, this can no longer be changed at a later date. In principle, it is not possible to change the CAL type - from Device to User CAL or vice versa. These restrictions are intended to prevent the misuse of CALs, and this licensing system also offers greater security because it prevents unauthorized or third-party users from accessing a company's server.
What are the benefits of Device CAL for SQL Server 2016?
The functionality of a Device CAL does not differ in principle from the user-based client access license. However, the respective advantages can be seen in the type of typical or most frequent SQL Server accesses: Companies in which an SQL Server is used can differ both in terms of the number of workstations involved and the usual workflows in which the SQL Server is used: Especially in SMEs, employees share a single computer for corresponding projects or use it in shift work, whereas users in other work environments regularly access the SQL server via completely different end devices.
Since the Device License for SQL Server 2016 is tied to a single Windows-capable end device - and not to a specific user in order to gain access to the SQL Server - it offers different options for use: If the licensed end device is, for example, a laptop or tablet that is used on the move, its respective user can access the SQL Server not only at the workplace in the company, but also locally independently - e.g. on the road or in the home office. When using the Device CAL via a PC, access to the SQL Server naturally only takes place at the company location.
Which CAL type for SQL Server 2016 allows more comprehensive deployment options is therefore determined by the common application scenario in a company. Knowing this is important, because the decision for the respective type of client access licensing for SQL Server 2016 must be made with the purchase, since the Microsoft licensing system does not provide for the possibility of a subsequent change of a Device CAL into a User CAL or vice versa and thus excludes this.
The main use of the licensed end devices must be taken into account, as well as the number of employees: If one and the same computer is used alternately by different employees to access the SQL Server, then Device CAL licensing offers more advantages, regardless of whether the end device is used internally, externally or mobile.
Buy Device CALs for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 starting from a single license in the Wiresoft Online Shop
Device CALs for MS SQL Server 2016 are also available in the Wiresoft Online Shop as single user licenses - the usual volume licensing regulations do not apply to used software, without "used" meaning disadvantages in the usability of Device CALs, since software cannot wear out.
What are used Device CALs for SQL Server 2016?
The Device CALs for SQL Server 2016 from Wiresoft are access licenses for end devices, as they are also available within the scope of the Microsoft licensing program; the difference to these is that they were once part of a volume license for end devices for SQL Server 2016, which was previously purchased by a company and the individual device access licenses not required by this company or the complete volume license were resold to Wiresoft. In Wiresoft's case, the volume license was broken up and converted to individual licenses, marking the Device CALs as used software or Used Software. As already mentioned, used Device CALs are fully usable in spite of this marking, because there is no wear and tear of the software or any other restriction in functionality or useful life.
What security do used Device CALs for SQL Server 2016 offer buyers?
Buying used software such as Device CALs for SQL Server from Wiresoft not only offers customers an affordable alternative, but is just as secure! So you get even a single Device CAL for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 not only at a cheaper price than the comparable "new" software, but you also have the usual buyer security after the completed payment process through instant download as well as immediate license activation with the included volume license key.
Where do the CALs for SQL Server 2016 come from? The Device Access Licenses for SQL Server 2016 available at Wiresoft come from license inventories of various organizations and companies. Therefore, the usual jurisdiction applies here, which explicitly permits the trade in used software, which has also been clearly confirmed by several court rulings.
For you as a Wiresoft customer, the purchase of used Device CALs for SQL Server 2016, as well as any other such client access license offered by us, as well as their use means legal security, because neither by us, nor by you, no legal provisions are violated. Due to the complete proof of all buyers on the part of Wiresoft, used CALs are also audit-proof!
Your advantages when buying used CALs for SQL Server 2016
Used software from Wiresoft for Device CALs for SQL Server 2016 or other access licenses thus offers our customers a really low-priced alternative to the offers of many other providers, but above all also no restriction on the exact number of Device CALs required, so that the actual use of SQL Server services can be licensed exactly - as opposed to the inflexible staggering of CALs - which reduces the costs for server licensing.
Wiresoft online shop offers at Used Software access licenses not only Device CALs, but also User CALs for SQL Server 2016 - as well as other versions of access licenses for MS SQL Server, including the corresponding server licenses. This way you avoid the acquisition costs for newer hardware or possible compatibility problems due to different software versions.
In addition to Device and other CALs for SQL Server 2016, you can also find licenses for other Microsoft Server software including the respective required CALs in the Wiresoft Software Shop - with all Wiresoft advantages for used software. If you have any questions about Device CALs for SQL Server 2016 or any other Microsoft product, please feel free to contact us via chat, email or phone.