How will Microsoft’s new per-core pricing affect the prices that SQL Server 2012 customers may pay? Directions on Microsoft has done the math.

Microsoft’s newest version of its database may cost you more if you deploy it on machines with more than four physical cores in each processor.

That’s one of the findings of the independent analysis firm Directions on Microsoft, which is hosting a free telebriefing focusing on SQL Server 2012 licensing on March 22

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