A SQL Server Device CAL is required in order for a device (for example, a PC, workstation, terminal, PDA, mobile phone, and so on) to access or use the services or functionality of Microsoft SQL Server. The Server plus device CAL model will likely be the more cost-effective choice if there are multiple users per device (for example, in a call centre). Please see multiplexing section to ensure every device is licensed properly. Exceptions include communication exclusively between SQL Servers and manual data transfer between employees.
Product Series: SQL Server Device CAL
Open License provides discounts to organisations with between two and 500+ desktop PCs making a minimum order of just five software items. With Open License, organisations buy the licences outright with nothing more to pay. The discount is based on the size of the initial order but additional licences can be bought at the same price throughout the two year agreement term. Your organisation must have an existing Open License agreement before you can use this license version of the product. Please contact our sales department for more details on how your organisation can benefit from one of the Microsoft Volume Licensing Schemes.
Product Type: Software Assurance
Product Family: SQL CAL