Microsoft 16-Pack Core Licenses Available

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Microsoft is introducing a new 16-pack of Core Licenses for Windows Server, System Center, Core Infrastructure Suites (CIS) and Premium Assurance in May 2017 in addition to the existing 2-pack of Core Licenses. This new Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) will be a convenient option for customers licensing servers with 16 or fewer cores. It can also serve as an optional base pack for licensing servers with more than 16 cores. The 2-pack Core Licenses will continue to be available, and customers have the choice of two SKUs. There are no changes in the Product Terms and licensing requirements and customers must still license all physical cores on their servers. There is also no difference in pricing between one 16-pack and eight 2-packs.

Microsoft System Center Client Management Suite

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Starting January 1, 2017, the System Center Client Management Suite (CMS) license will be split into individual component licenses. The System Center CMS sold as a single license providing client management rights to

  • Data Protection Manager,
  • Operations Manager,
  • Orchestrator and
  • Service Manager

will be transitioned into corresponding four individual component client management licenses.

Microsoft System Center 2016


Microsoft System Center 2016 delivers a simplified datacenter management experience to keep you in control of your IT – whether on-premises, in the cloud, or across platforms. It builds on the experience and depth of the previous versions and extends capabilities with Microsoft Operations Management Suite to give you visibility and control of data and applications that live across multiple systems, from a single solution. The editions available for the 2016 release are: System Center 2016 Standard and System Center 2016 Datacenter.

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Microsoft System Center Standalone Server and Client Management License-Only Offerings Discontinued

Microsoft System Center 2012Effective February 1st, 2013,

  • standalone server and client management licenses for products available outside the Client Management Suite license-only offerings will be removed from the price list.
  • standalone Management Server license-only offerings will also be removed.

Please refer to  for additional information regarding System Center 2012.