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Microsoft changes Windows Web Server Licensing

By  Jan 4, 2008

Topics: Data

I used to work at a shop where we sold an application that used Windows, IIS and SQL Server. The big deal was that you had to license Windows for each user that ran the application, even though it was just used as a web front-end. Well, that may have changed a bit.

According to this article, Microsoft is changing the licensing for the Web version of Windows Server. It mentions that you can run a database application with as many users as you want, as long as the server is used as a web front end, which I assume means outside your company. But it also mentioned that there are "database restrictiions", whatever that means.

I guess we'll have to wait for official word, but this does sound good for shops with Internet apps.