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  • Hi Microsoft friends,

    I would like to bring to your attention that lately I am seeing lot of questions related to SQL Server Licensing. We generally reply that this is technical forum,post a number and ask user to call on that number to speak to MS licensing expert. Lately lot of users complained that when they called there was no body to pick on other side so ultimately they come back to square one.

    My request

    Can we have some MS licensing expert who can reply to such threads or if a long conversation is required ask them to call on some number(specifically belonging to there region) where they can actually speak to specialist and solve all there queries.

    Its fact that it requires a very high level of English language competency and deep technical understanding to actually understand how Licensing applies in real world. Many users working in big firm have direct engagement with MS but new users does not have that privilege I think such approach could benefit them and would give more understanding of the product.

    Thank you for Listening!!

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    Friday, October 10, 2014 9:13 PM

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  • I am not sure that this is the best regarding MSDN :-)

    MSDN is for developers and not for byers. I think that we just need to point them to the Microsoft license department directly. I have a file with some answers that I just copy and paste when I see those question. This is my answer for most of those questions"

    >> I highly recommend Not to use the forum for LICENSE questions. It might look like we understand since we orders several dozens licenses ourself, but I learned that this subject can be very complex and you better read the small letters and understand it 100% before you recommend someone. There might be differences in locations, versions, editions, Machine resources, Various programs for partners, and much more. These are matters of law, not just technical data, and I recommend to ask Microsoft license department directly.

    ** What can be nice is a chat or a forum for those otion, not under the MSDN interface, in my opinion. people do need it! and in this I agree with Shanky [+1]

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    • Edited by pituachMVP Sunday, October 12, 2014 1:57 PM
    Saturday, October 11, 2014 6:38 PM
  • Hello,

    I'd check out the Product Sales and Licensing Solution Center.


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    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 1:53 PM
  • Thanks Karl link has some information but as I mentioned they OP does not gets relevant information on call this is feedback I got in forum.

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    Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:42 PM
  • I agree Shanky, I have the same problems sometimes myself (issues like licenses or prices). last time I needed to buy for a client in Canada some licenses for a project in Africa. I found out that is is best to talk directly to the local Sales and Licensing team, and not the wrong region team, since the options are very complicate and there are different offers for different areas sometimes.

    A forum/chat directly to those teams is a great idea, but I just dont think it should be part of MSDN :-)

    I think that not only new users will use it.

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    Friday, October 17, 2014 10:48 AM