One thing I’ve found over time is you can never find licensing details for VS and SQL products when you need them, so here’s the link for VS2012 Licensing details I quite like what Microsoft is doing with these white papers, the use case examples are really useful and answer most usage questions.
As part of my current project, I’ve spent some time over the past couple of months trying to determine the best (cheapest) SQL Server configuration to support web servers running in a virtualised environment. As a quick disclaimer, the following are my thoughts on the subject and should be used as guidance for further research only! Firstly you need to figure out whether you are going to license using the “per user” or “per processor” . . .
UPDATE: Since putting this article together MS have released their VS2010 and MSDN Licensing White Paper, which whilst it confirms all of the following should be used in preference to this information. Original Article: Firstly, a bit of a disclaimer – the following are just my observations/opinions only and should not be used to plan any purchase or decision. I also have no association with Microsoft or any reseller. As part of a new role . . .