MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2014 USER CAL
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Buy User CALs for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 as used software
In order to be able to use Microsoft SQL Server 2014 in the Standard Edition, in addition to a SQL Server license - which is also available from Wiresoft - you also need client access licenses, e.g. for users without which you cannot access the SQL Server: the SQL Server 2014 User CAL. A user registered via this can then use any Windows-capable computer (e.g. PC, laptop, tablet) to make use of the server services, because he himself - and not the end device - is provided with the relevant access rights.
Especially for the Standard Edition, Microsoft License Management offers this type of client access licensing for SQL Server 2014 in the form of a User CAL.
You can find used User CALs for SQL Server 2014 at Wiresoft at particularly low prices. In terms of access rights and usage options, used access licenses do not differ from the User CALs once offered in the official Microsoft volume licensing program - moreover, they are no longer available there for this SQL Server version. At Wiresoft, you can purchase such used User CALs starting from a single client access license, which allows flexible and needs-based licensing of all employees who are to access the SQL Server 2014 services. This User CAL for SQL Server 2014 can also be used to access the features of the previous version, Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Benefit from all features with used User CALs for SQL Server 2014
With User CALs for the SQL Server 2014 version, as they are available second-hand in the Wiresoft Software Shop, the data used via a Windows-capable end device are also available in the cloud, for example - the most important functions are briefly described below.
Overview of the most important functions of SQL Server 2014 Edition Standard
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the successor to SQL Server 2012 and, like its predecessor, is a professional database solution for the use of large data for analysis, etc., it has been developed to take into account the ever-increasing importance of cloud services and also offers even stronger performance for this. In-memory and cloud business intelligence optimize server operations in mission-critical environments, as does support for hybrid cloud scenarios and even greater scalability.
The standard edition of SQL Server 2014 is sufficient for SMBs whose need for virtualization is lower or non-existent, here, in addition to business intelligence capabilities, all the key data management tools are available to run business-critical applications securely, with maximum efficiency and with minimal IT resource requirements.
Most importantly, SQL Server 2014 offers new query capabilities to develop and deploy robust applications for a cloud-based information platform, including security features.
Depending on the edition, in-memory OLTP functionality, Column Store Index as well as StreamInsight are also available, as well as SSDT - the SQL Server Data Tools for Business Intelligence. Finally, SQL Server 2014 also offers an even stronger link to the Azure Cloud Platform with Azure Virtual Machine for backup as well as disaster recovery.
User CALs for SQL Server 2014 also downward compatible
In environments migrating from the older SQL Server version 2012 to SQL Server 2014, the User CAL SQL 2014 also provides access to the previous version (downgrade). However, this does not provide the option of using a newer SQL Server version (upgrade).
Microsoft License Management with CALs for SQL Server 2014 Standard
With the release of SQL Server 2014, Microsoft's licensing model for the Standard Edition offers a combination of server license plus client access licenses as an alternative to core-based licensing of the server, whereby a variable number of user CALs must be purchased depending on the size of the user group. This variant of access licensing is usually the cheaper alternative, especially for small and medium-sized companies with a smaller server.
Which CAL types are available for SQL Server 2014 Edition Standard?
For client access licensing to SQL Server 2014 (or any other Microsoft Server software), these two CAL types are available respectively:
- User CAL for SQL Server 2014 - for a single user
- Device CAL for SQL Server 2014 - for a specific end device (e.g. PC, laptop, tablet)
As mentioned earlier, it is only possible to use the features of SQL Server 2014 Standard with one of these two CAL types, because the SQL Server-only license does not include such access rights. The CALs do not include any software other than these access rights for the SQL Server 2014 client/server environment.
What are the differences between User CALs and Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 Standard?
A User CAL for SQL Server 2014 Standard differs from the Device CAL only in who or what the SQL Server access rights are granted to: The User CAL equips a specific individual with access rights for the SQL Server and thus the use of the available data or services, this person can choose the end device freely or use different end devices alternately, but they must be Windows-enabled. With the User CAL, a user is thus locally unbound and can access the server services from mobile devices located at different locations or with a mobile device, e.g. on the road or in the home office.
In contrast, the Device CAL is valid for a specific, single end device, which can then be used alternately by several users.
Used User CALs are also available for older SQL Server versions such as 2014 Standard Edition at a reasonable price
SMBs and smaller organizations often use older SQL Server versions for cost reasons, which are sufficient for their needs; however, they often require additional client access licenses, which should then correspond to the server version. Used User CALs from Wiresoft are the solution here to provide employees with a suitable access license for SQL Server 2014, as this version is usually no longer offered via the current Microsoft volume licensing program. In addition, used software from Wiresoft is a particularly inexpensive way to supplement the existing need for older access licenses for end devices.
In the following overview you will find a summary of all advantages and special features of used User CALs from Wiresoft.
When buying User CALs for SQL Server 2014 also think about version compatibility
With the User CAL for SQL Server 2014, an authorized user can not only access SQL Server 2014, but also the SQL Server pre-version 2012 (downgrade). However, it does not include access to the subsequent, more current SQL Server version 2016.
Therefore, before purchasing User CALs for SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition, you should also consider the possible compatibility between your deployed SQL Server license and the client access licenses you need for it.
What else should be considered when using used User CAL to SQL Server 2014?
Even with used software such as the older User CALs for SQL Server 2014, the usual Microsoft licensing regulations apply: Once an employee has been registered with the User CAL for SQL Server 2014, this client access license cannot be transferred to another user. Likewise, it is in principle impossible to use the User CAL as a Device CAL by registering a specific end device with it.
These provisions defined in the Microsoft license management have, among other things, the purpose of preventing unauthorized access to the SQL Server 2014 and the data available there, so that these can be protected as better.
Reasons for choosing used User CALs for Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Both types of client access licenses for SQL Server 2014, as used software, offer flexible usage options for SQL Server in an organization. In order to find out the most suitable CAL type for your company, it is crucial to know not only the employees who regularly access SQL Server, but also the end devices used for this purpose.
User CALs offer more benefits when the majority of users are mobile, for example, and then alternate between using different endpoints - at work, on the road to customers, at other locations, and in the home office - to access SQL Server 2014 services. In this situation, licensing with User CALs not only provides more flexibility, but is often more cost-effective because fewer client access licenses need to be purchased. The Wiresoft team will be happy to advise you on the purchase of CALs.
What is used software in User CALs for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 from Wiresoft?
Used User CALs for SQL Server 2014 do not differ from new client access licenses in terms of usage or have any disadvantages or limitations - moreover, software cannot wear out. At the same time, they have the following positive features:
Origin of Used User CALs for SQL Server 2014
The used User CALs for SQL Server 2014 available at Wiresoft originate from an original device volume license from the Microsoft licensing program, which was first acquired by a company and later purchased by Wiresoft. In this process, the volume licenses are usually dissolved into single licenses, the newly created single user CALs are then referred to as used software, but can be used like a new license for the registration of a user. The usual license scales of the Microsoft volume license program do not apply anymore, so that the number of CALs is freely selectable.
Buyer security also for used User CALs for SQL Server 2014
When purchasing Wiresoft used software such as the User CALs for SQL Server 2014, customers have the same advantages as when purchasing new licenses: Buyer security through immediate download after completed purchase and immediate license activation with the supplied valid volume license key.
Is it legal to buy and use used User CALs for SQL Server 2014?
Wiresoft customers can be confident that not only the purchase, but also the actual use of used User CALs for SQL Server 2014 by a user does not break any valid laws: the used client access licenses offered in the Wiresoft Shop - which also include the Device CALs for SQL Server 2014 - come from the license inventory of companies. This means that not only the trade with used software is permitted by the valid jurisdiction, but also its actual use; several court rulings on this have confirmed this time and again.
The Wiresoft advantages with used User CALs for SQL Server 2014
With used software from Wiresoft, you have the advantage of being able to supplement your older software inventories at a reasonable price. This avoids not only compatibility problems that can arise when using different software versions in parallel, but also possible costs due to the purchase of new hardware.
You buy exactly the number of access licenses that corresponds to your actual license requirements for the use of SQL 2014 Server services.
Used software from Wiresoft is also characterized by the complete proof of all buyers and therefore offers audit security!
Not only User CALs for the for SQL Server 2014 version are available used from Wiresoft, but also Device CALs as well as Client Access Licenses for newer versions of the server program, as well as other Microsoft server software; Wiresoft's used software offering also includes many other Microsoft programs - with all the benefits mentioned. If you have any questions about licensing with User CALs for SQL Server 2014 or any other Microsoft product, please feel free to contact us via chat, email or phone.