MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2016 USER CAL
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When licensing the Standard edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2016, in addition to the server license for each User, a client access license is also required: the SQL Server 2016 User CAL; it grants a single registered user access rights to the corresponding SQL . This is because, unlike the licensing for the edition, in a server/CAL licensing of a SQL 2016 server, the server license does not include user rights, so they must be purchased separately as a Server Core Standard User CAL so that a specific user is personally authorized to access the SQL Server from any device.
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User CAL for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 buy as used license
When licensing the Standard-edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2016, in addition to the server license for each User also a client access license is required: the SQL Server 2016 User CAL ; it grants a single registered user access rights to the corresponding SQL Server. This is because, unlike Core licensing for the Standard edition, in a server/CAL licensing of a SQL 2016 server, the server license does not include user rights, so they must be purchased separately as a User CAL so that a specific user is personally authorized to access the SQL Server from any device.
User CALs for SQL Server 2016 as used software from Wiresoft not only have a favorable price compared to the usual CAL offers in the software trade, but are also available individually. They have the same functionality as the usual User client access licenses for SQL Server 2016 of the official Microsoft volume licensing program.
With used User CALs you can enjoy all the benefits of MS SQL Server 2016
The Standard edition of SQL Server 2016 provides all the features for the development as well as the Management of scalable hybrid database platforms. Furthermore, this version also includes tools that support typical intelligent mission-critical applications in the BI area. Users with a User CAL can use, among others, the Apache Hadoop framework and Cloud integration, as well as R-analysis and additional query capabilities; moreover, SQL Server 2016 offers enhanced security features that support efficient and secure enterprise operations. Other new features and enhancements to the software include:
- In-memory column store, query store as well as temporal tables to historize data, for stronger Server performance
- Accelerated execution of R scripts via the SQL Server R Services with R statistical language directly on the SQL Server
- Master Data Services allow optimized management and provisioning of master data sets
- Row-Level Security (RLS), Always Encrypted and Dynamic Data Masking provide enhanced security
- Stretch Databases integration extends Cloud support
- Conventional OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) solutions are supported
- SQL Server Reporting Services enables the creation of paginated as well as mobile reports
- Analysis Services provides analytical data for business and reportingServices reports
- Use PolyBase for Transact-SQL queries from external data sources
- Transact-SQL maximizes SQLServer performance
Info about used User CALs for SQL Server Standard -Edition 2016
The User-CAL from Wiresoft has as Used Software the same permissions to use the features of the SQL Server 2016 Standard-Edition as a "new" Client Access License: This benefits especially SMEs, but also larger companies that want to run their SQL Server with the Server/CAL Licensing, where Client Access Licenses are required for User.
Information about the Server/CAL Licensing of SQL Server 2016 Standard
Depending on the edition, the Microsoft licensing terms also offer the alternative option of licensing SQL Server 2016 with a server license Plus User CALs - called Server/CAL licensing. In this case, the basic licensing of an SQL server is combined with the licensing of individual users or end devices. In the case of the Server/CAL licensing variant for the Standard edition, a 2016 server license is therefore first required for each individual Server on which an SQL Server instance is to be run; the CALs contained therein are only equipped with administrator rights, so that for the use of the SQLServer services each dedicated User requires its own personal access license (User CAL), which must also correspond to at least the identical or a higher SQL-Server version.
Only this User CAL entitles him to use the SQL Server features of the 2016 version, it does not contain any extra software that still needs to be installed, but only the access rights for the client/server environment of SQL Server 2016.
Advantages of licensing SQL Server 2016 Standard-edition with User CALs
By choosing between the Core-licensing and the server/CAL-based licensing of users (or also end devices) with the Standard-edition of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft takes into consideration such companies and organizations whose SQL Server has a lower performance. The supplementary licensing with CALs for User represents a more economical option for these customers to use the SQL Server services, as here a client access license only has to be purchased for as many employees as they actually need. The Microsoft license model offers two types of CALs for SQL Server 2016:
- SQL Server 2016 User CAL : this gives a dedicated User Server -access rights
- SQL Server 2016 User CAL : this gives a dedicated end device (PC, Laptop, Tablet, Phone) Server-access rights
Note version compatibility of User CALs with SQL Server 2016!
The User CAL for SQL Server 2016 not only allows a user to access a SQL Server 2016, but also older versions such as 2014 (downgrade). Conversely, with the User CAL for SQL Server 2016 cannot access a higher SQL Server version like 2019 (upgrade). Therefore, when purchasing User CALs for SQL Server 2016, compatibility between server license and client access license must be considered.
What should be considered when licensing SQL Server 2016 with User CALs ?
As mentioned earlier, a specific employee will be granted the User CAL the personal access rights for the SQL Server 2016 on one freely selectable Windows-enabled end device each. After the registration of the user has been completed, this can no longer be changed. It is also not possible to change the CAL type from User to User CAL or vice versa. These restrictions at CALs are intended to prevent improper access to the SQL Server. In this way, server/CAL licensing also provides security for the company and its data, as unauthorized or third-party User users are excluded.
What are the advantages of User CAL for SQL Server 2016?
The User CAL for SQL Server does not differ in principle from the Device-based client access license in terms of functions. Their respective advantages can be seen in the type of SQL Server accesses that are typical in a company where a SQLServer is used.
Although the User license for SQL Server 2016 is exclusively bound to a single person, it offers the free choice of the end device through which access can be made in each case, even if this is only possible from a single PC or similar.
Compared to the end device-related Device CAL the User CAL for SQL Server therefore offers a different scope of use, since a licensed user is less locally bound - provided that the end device used has access to the Internet. This means that they can access the SQL Server both at their workplace in the company and externally via a laptop, tablet or smartphone - regardless of whether they are on a business trip or at Home-Office.
Used User CALs for SQL Server 2016 thus offers a more flexible use of SQL Server functions especially to those employees who are regularly located at different sites and thereby regularly connect their respective computer to Server, because with User CAL they always use their personal Account.
So which type of client access license for SQL Server 2016 offers more advantages in a work environment differs from case to case. The purchase decision depends on the number of employees using the SQL Server in relation to the predominant type of use of the corresponding end devices: as soon as the majority uses either a mobile laptop or tablet, or different computers located at different workstations to access the SQL Server, the User CALs offer more advantages. However, as indicated above, the decision for the right type of client access licensing must be made before purchasing, because the User CAL for SQL Server 2016 cannot be converted to a Device CAL or vice versa.
Used User CALs for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 are available from a single license in the Wiresoft online store
The User CALs for MS SQL Server 2016 is available as used software in the Wiresoft online store already as a single User license - because here the usual volume license terms do not apply. The marking "used" also does not mean any disadvantages in the usability of User CALssince software cannot wear out in principle.
Info about used User CALs for SQL Server 2016
The used User CALs for SQL Server 2016 from Wiresoft are typical access licenses for users, as they are available in the context of the Microsoft license program; the only difference to these is that as Used Software they used to be part of a User volume license for SQL Server 2016; the initial purchaser, usually a company, resold the unneeded individual User access licenses or even a complete volume license to Wiresoft. The volume license was dissolved and converted into individual licenses, whereby the resulting individual User CALs were henceforth marked as used software. Despite the labeling as "used", these User-CALs are fully usable for SQL Server 2016, because no restriction in their functionality or useful life has arisen in the process.
Which buyer security offers used software at User CALs for SQL Server 2016?
User CALs for SQL Server as used software from Wiresoft not only offer our customers a low-priced alternative for SQL-Server licensing, but are also secure! So you as a customer already get a single User CAL for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 not only at a reduced price compared to "unused" new software, but you can also take advantage of the usual buyer security through instant download as well as immediate license activation with the included volume license key.
Are used CALs for SQL Server 2016 legal?
The User access licenses for SQL Server 2016 that you can buy at Wiresoft come from the license inventories of organizations and companies. Thus, the sale or purchase is also subject to the valid jurisdiction, which explicitly allows the trade of used software; this has been clearly confirmed by several court rulings.
For Wiresoft customers, the purchase of User CALs for SQL Server 2016 as well as other offered client access licenses as used software including their use therefore also offers legal security, since neither Wiresoft nor you as a customer violate legal regulations. In addition, used CALs are also audit-proof due to the complete proof of all previous buyers on the part of Wiresoft!
Your advantages when buying used User-CALs for SQL Server 2016
Used software from Wiresoft offers our customers a low-priced alternative to most offers from other providers - not only for User CALs for SQL Server 2016, but also for other access licenses. Above all, there are no restrictions on the number of required User CALs compared to the inflexible tiering for client access licenses, which means that the costs for Server licensing can be reduced, since the actual use of the SQL Server services can be licensed exactly.
In the Wiresoft online store you will find in the Used Software access licenses not only User CALs , but also Device CALs for SQL Server 2016 - including other versions of client access licenses for SQL as well as for other Microsoft Server , including the respective server licenses. This allows you to license your existing software inventory at a low cost, as you avoid both acquisition costs for new hardware and compatibility problems caused by inconsistent software versions.
In addition to User CALs , you can also find other Microsoft software products in the Wiresoft software store - with the advantages of Wiresoft used software. If you have any questions about User CALs for SQL Server 2016 or any other Microsoft product, please feel free to use our expert advice in chat or by e-mail or phone.