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Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Standard 2 Core for Charities and Education

Discounted for UK Registered Charities and Charities with a HMRC charity tax number, as well as Preschools, Schools, Colleges, Universities and Local Education Authorities.

Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Standard 2 Core comes with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities.

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£1,508.00 + VAT

£1,809.60 inc VAT

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License Type This is a perpetual license. Also known as a lifetime license. That means that it does not end. You can use it for as long as you wish.

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Eligibility for the discounted price

These organisations are eligible for the discounted price.

The Department for Education
Local Education Authorities

Private schools
Public schools

Prison education centres

Public libraries
Public museums

Charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales

Charities registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Charities registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

Charities with a Charity Tax Reference Number issued by HM Revenue and Customs

Examples of charities: Girl Guides, Scout Groups

Many non-profit organisations, Churches, Mosques and Synagogues are registered charities or have a Charity Tax Reference Number issued by HMRC.

About Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Standard

We live in a world of data. In fact there is so much data today, it is easy to drown in oceans of data.

Being able to manage and analyse data is vital. It allows you to discover which data among the seas of data is important. This in turn means you can leverage the important data to increase sales, productivity and gain vital advantages over your competition.

It also means you can discard the oceans of data that is relatively unimportant. This alone should reduce your stress levels, as well as the stress levels of other people.

I will briefly tell you how.

1. Perhaps the most exciting new features in SQL Server 2022 is the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities. You get AI-powered query optimizer that can improve performance by automatically identifying and fixing issues in queries. And you get built-in machine learning models that can be used for tasks such as anomaly detection, forecasting, and natural language processing.

Let me give that a financial aspect.

The stock value of Microsoft has reached a staggering $2.6 trillion in recent weeks, buoyed by investor optimism surrounding its artificial intelligence advantages. You see, Microsoft has made significant investments in OpenAI (known for its popular chatbot, ChatGPT), allowing Microsoft to leverage AI technology to enhance its products and services. In other words, Microsoft has acquired a leading position in the AI sector.

2. The introduction of Azure Arc-enabled SQL Servers. This allows users to manage their on-premises and multi-cloud SQL Servers as a single entity, making it easy to automate management tasks and ensure compliance across all environments.

3. Another major new feature in SQL Server 2022 is the ability to run SQL Server on Linux. This means that users can now run SQL Server on any platform, whether it’s Windows, Linux, or even in the cloud. This flexibility will allow businesses to take advantage of the benefits of SQL Server while also being able to run it on their preferred platform.

4. Of course there are many other new features and improvements, such as enhanced security, improved performance, and better support for big data and analytics.

5. One other feature that you may find particularly useful is that this new version makes it easier to integrate with other Microsoft products, such as Power BI and Azure Machine Learning, making it even more powerful for data analysis and visualization.

Summary. Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is an investment that can provide you with all kinds of ways of managing and analysing your data so that you know which data in a sea of data is important. So that you can leverage the important data to increase sales, productivity and gain vital advantages over your competition.

Take control. Instead of drowning in an ocean of data, why not try walking on it?

SQL Server 2022: Built-in Query Intelligence Video

In this video Anna Hoffman and Bob Ward take advantage of performance and availability for faster queries and to help ensure business continuity. Accelerate query performance and tuning with no code changes required with new Intelligent Query Processing scenarios and Query Store enhancements.

00:00 Introduction

00:54 Query Store and Intelligent Query Processing

01:42 Intelligent Query Processing (IQP) NextGen

03:26 Parameter Sensitive Plan Optimization

04:40 Demo

10:55 The pain of MAXDOP

11:34 DOP feedback architecture

12:47 Summary

The Per Core licensing model

Under the Per Core licensing model, each server running SQL Server or any of its components must be assigned an appropriate number of SQL Server 2022 core licenses.

The number of required core licenses depends on whether customers are licensing a physical server or individual virtual operating system environments (OSEs).

OSE is defined as an operating system (OS) instance installed either on a physical server or on a virtual machine.

To license SQL Server Enterprise or Standard running in a physical OSE, all physical cores on the server must be licensed with the respective SQL Server 2022 licenses.

A minimum of four core licenses is required for each physical processor on the server.

Core licenses are sold in packs of two. In other words, one SKU (called a 2 Core Pack) contains two core licenses.

For example:

    • a server with two 8-core CPUs needs 2 x 8 = 16 core licenses or 8 two-core license packs;
    • a server with one CPU with two cores (if you can find one) requires 4 core licenses to satisfy the requirement of a minimum of four core licenses per processor.

The CAL licensing model

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Systems requirements

This Microsoft web page will give you a good understanding of what is required to run SQL Server 2022:

Four important reasons why this SQL Server 2022 Standard 2 Core is such a good deal

1. Latest version Microsoft SQL Server 2022 2 Core is the latest version in Microsoft's popular line of SQL Server Standard software.

2. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Standard 2 Core comes with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities.

3. Perpetual License You pay once for the software and you can use it forever.

4. Legality Microsoft provides you with the license and product key rather than some third party. This means that the legality of the software can never be disputed. This makes it ideal for software audits.