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This primer provides a quick look at the features and licensing of SQL Server 2012, and addresses any caveats associated with upgrading from an earlier version of SQL Server.

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    Tim Guerrette | 02-13-2012

    What if you currently have SQL 2008 R2 Web Edition under SA and want to move to SQL 2012? Are you able to move to SQL 2012 Standard since Web Edition is now only for business with SPLA licensing?

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 02-13-2012

      Excellent question. Unfortunately, as of right now, Microsoft has not identified a migration path for the Web edition of SQL Server. This information will likely become available closer to the release of SQL Server 2012.

    • 524813cde9e31b150885f5506a5f3e1e comment
      Info-Tech Research Group | 04-13-2012

      Customers with Software Assurance for SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Edition processor licenses active through April 1st will have the option of upgrading to SQL Server 2012 Standard core licenses at no additional cost. Processor licenses for Web Edition 2008 R2 will be exchanged for a minimum of four core licenses per processor license, or for an adequate number of licenses to cover the cores in use (this number is based on a time-stamped hardware usage inventory).

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    Thomas Omogi | 06-13-2012

    Great introduction to help prepare for the upgrade to SQL 2012

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