Yes, yes. All existing Enterprise Edition licenses in the Server-CAL licensing model with Software Assurance can be updated to the latest version of SQL Server, and Software Assurance can be maintained to allow access to future software updates. These licenses will continue on the server license model – CAL. (a) Initial assignment of CALs. You must purchase and assign a 2016-CAL SQL Server to any device or user that directly or indirectly accesses your server software instances. A hardware partition or blade is considered a separate device. (a) physical nuclei on a server. For each server to which you have assigned the required number of licenses, as shown in section 2.2 (a), you can run any number of instances of the server software in the physical OSE on the licensed server. This agreement contains the full agreement between the two parties and replaces all other written, oral, explicit or tacit agreements.
21.1 United States. If you purchased the software in the United States, Washington State law regulates the interpretation of this agreement and applies to claims for violation of this Agreement, regardless of the conflict of laws rules. The laws of the state in which you live regulate all other claims, including rights under national consumer protection legislation, unfair competition laws and misdemeanours. (a) You can create any number of instances of the server software and additional software. 2.5 Run instances of the additional software. You can run or use any number of additional software instances that are listed in the physical or virtual OS below on any number of devices. You can only use the additional software directly or indirectly through other additional software with the server software. (sometimes called „multiplexing“ or „pooling“) does not reduce the number of licenses of any type you need. SQL Server 2019 introduces big data cluster into the SQL offering. Big data clusters make it easier for customers to manage a big data environment. Software Assurance customers are entitled to SQL Server Big Data Node licenses for use with licenses assigned to their master nodes.
SQL Server 2019 also offers advanced failover privileges for Software Assurance customers who support disaster recovery and wide availability. For more information, please visit the product terms website. This Contract applies to your use of these other versions or editions in this way. If the previous version or edition contains components that are not included in this Contract, the conditions associated with those components in the previous version or edition apply to your use. Microsoft is not required to provide you with previous or different versions or editions of the software. IMPORTANT NOTE: AUTOMATIC UPDATES OF EARLIER VERSIONS OF SQL SERVER. When this software is installed on servers or devices running editions of SQL Server (or their components) supported before SQL Server 2016, this software automatically updates and replaces certain files or features in those editions with files from that software. This feature cannot be disabled.
Deleting these files can cause errors in the software and the original files may not be recoverable. By installing this software on a server or device on which such editions are run, you accept these updates in all these editions and copies of SQL Server (including the components of these) that are run on that server or device. You cannot transfer the Software to a natural or legal person without Devart`s express written permission. In particular, you cannot share copies of the software under „Office License“ with other developers without obtaining an appropriate license for each of these copies; You cannot install more than one server under „The Server License“ without obtaining the proper license for these installations for each server. (a) physical nuclei on a server. You can get a license based on all the physical nuclei on the server.