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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs for Charities, Churches and Education

Windows Server 2016 Standard helps you transform your IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a new level of business value.

Discounted for Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, Libraries, Charities (e.g. Women's Institute, Scouts, OCR, U3A, Rotary Club, Salvation Army, Girlguiding, Freemasons), Museums, as well as Preschools, Schools, Colleges, Universities and Local Education Authorities.

Software can be transferred to another computer.

Available as Download and on Disc.

Ideal for Software Audits.

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£494.00 + VAT

£592.80 inc VAT

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Eligibility The discount is available for eligible organisations. Please see MORE INFO.
Download This software is downloaded. If you don't like to download we can do it for you and mail it to you on a disc at no charge.
Authorised Partner Tekgia is a Microsoft Authorised Partner.
License Type This is a perpetual license. That means that it does not end. It also means that you only pay once for it. It is not a subscription license.

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1. Eligibility for the discounted price

These organisations are eligible for the 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

Girl Guides
Scout Groups


This Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with 5 CALs covers 16 cores on your server. This is because the minimum order is for 16 cores. Even if your server happens to have 8 cores, your first order has to be for a minimum order of 16 cores.

If your server has more than 16 cores you can buy additional core licenses. Each core license covers 1 core. Microsoft sells these core licenses in pairs.

To illustrate this, lets say your server has 24 cores. When you buy this Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with 5 CALs, you have covered 16 of them. To cover the other 8 cores you would buy an additional 8 core licenses, one for each of the 8 cores. Microsoft sells these core licenses in pairs. So you would buy 4 x pairs of Microsoft Windows Server core licenses to cover the remaining 8 cores of your server.

Please contact us for any clarification as well as for additional core licenses for Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

Overview of Features

Windows Server 2016 Standard has a list of new features that is staggering, so I will briefly cover 4 of them.

Nano Servers

A Nano server boasts a 92 percent smaller installation footprint than the Windows Server graphical user interface (GUI) installation option. Here are some further reasons to run Nano for at least some of your Windows Server workloads:

    Bare-metal operating system means far fewer updates and reboots are necessary.
    Because you have to administratively inject any server roles from outside Nano, the Nano server has a much-reduced attack surface when you compare them to GUI Windows Server.
    Nano is so small that it can be ported easily across servers, data centers and physical sites.
    Nano hosts the most common Windows Server workloads, including Hyper-V host.


Containers allow you to isolate applications and services in an agile, easy-to-administer way.

Linux Secure Boot

Windows Server and Azure engineering teams seem to have a growing fondness of Linux. So it is no surprise that you can now deploy Linux VMs under Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V without having to disable the Secure Boot feature.

Nested Virtualization

This is the capability of a virtual machine to itself host virtual machines. Nested virtualization makes financial sense if you want to deploy additional Hyper-V hosts and needs to minimize hardware costs.

Why this Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs is such a good deal

It is very good value for money First and foremost, this Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs is probably cheaper than any Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs sold by a Microsoft Authorised Partner.

Latest version Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs is the latest version in Microsoft's line of Windows Server Standard software.

You can transfer it to your new server With this Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs, you can remove it from your old machine and install it on your new one.

Gives you peace of mind Do you sometimes lose things? Well, with this Windows Server 2016 Standard with 5 CALs, Microsoft keep your product key (which you need to activate the software) secure for you so that if you ever lose it, you can get it back again from their secure website. Of if you lose the software, you can always download it again from the Microsoft secure website.