The Microsoft Windows Server 2008 licensing model consists of a server operating system license and incremental Client Access Licenses (CALs). Microsoft offers several flexible licensing options to allow for complete scalability of your cost in relation to your usage, including various CAL types to suit your specific needs.
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With its enhanced features and functionality, Windows Server 2008 increased in price by approximately 1 percent from Windows Server 2003 R2. The table below provides guidance on estimated retail pricing for U.S. and Canadian editions of Windows Server 2008, scheduled for release in early 2008:
* Prices on this page are stated in U.S. dollars and reflect pricing for purchases within the United States and Canada. The prices listed are estimated prices; reseller pricing may vary. To find the Microsoft Web site for your country/region, visit the Worldwide sites page .
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*** This product is only available through volume licensing programs. Contact your local reseller for more information on how to purchase, or review your Volume Licensing options .
Windows Server 2008 without Hyper V™
Although the new Hyper-V™ hypervisor technology is a key feature of the Windows Server 2008 core operating system, Microsoft will still provide customers the choice of deploying Windows Server 2008 without this technology. Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter licenses without Hyper-V™ will be available at a slightly reduced estimated retail price from their regular license counterparts.
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Get the most cost-effective solution for your organization. Find additional information on licensing Windows Server 2008:
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