Microsoft SQL Server 10% Price Increase

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Dec 30, 2022 by Taylor Krieg

Microsoft SQL Server Price Increase

On January 1, 2023, Microsoft will change the cost of SQL Server 2022 for the first time in ten years.

A 10% price increase will happen for on-premises editions of SQL Server Enterprise, Standard, and Web throughout all purchasing channels. For existing SA customers, the price increase will not take effect until renewal.

SQL Server 2022 licensing will still be offered in a per core model for SQL Enterprise only, and a per core and server/CAL model for SQL Standard. Nevertheless, there is a licensing change to be familiar with– when licensing SQL Server 2022 per core model by individual virtual machine (VM), Microsoft will require an active subscription or active Software Assurance (SA). There are no licensing modifications under the server/CAL model. Additionally, SQL Server 2022 licenses with active SA or subscriptions continue to give License Mobility rights and the latest Flexible Virtualization Benefit.

Will You Be Affected By The Microsoft SQL Server Price Increase?

SQL Server subscriptions bought by means of CSP will be impacted, as will all channels and volume license programs. However, there will be no change to the metered expense of running Azure SQL Database.

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