Microsoft R Server discontinued

Effective with the release of SQL Server 2017, Microsoft Machine Learning Services (formerly R Services) software for Windows and Linux will be licensed exclusively through the SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition and Machine Learning Services for Hadoop becomes a Software Assurance (SA) benefit. Because of these changes, the standalone licenses for R Server – now Machine Learning Server – are being discontinued.

For more information regarding these license migration options and license grants, please see the October 2017 Volume Licensing Product Terms at:

Microsoft R Server Subscription

Microsoft R Server products will be available as subscription-based Additional Product offerings in the Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) programs, as well as Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). Existing License and Software Assurance (SA) offerings remain as a licensing option and are unaffected by this launch.

For more information on Microsoft R Server products, please visit:

Microsoft R Server for Red Hat Linux and R Server for Hadoop on Red Hat offerings renamed and R Server for SUSE Linux offerings discontinued

Effective July 1, 2016, Microsoft is consolidating the following 2 products into a single licenses offering – R Server for Linux:

  • R Server for Red Hat Linux (existing Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) renamed)
  • R Server for SUSE Linux (existing SKUs discontinued)

With this change, the existing R Server for Red Hat Linux SKUs are being renamed as R Server for Linux and the R Server for SUSE Linux SKUs are being discontinued and removed from pricelists.

Additionally, naming for the existing R Server for Hadoop on Red Hat SKUs has also been updated to drop the reference to Red Hat. Similar to the Linux offerings above, R Server for Hadoop software will support either SUSE Linux or Red Hat Linux deployments and Microsoft is no longer tracking this distinction at the SKU level.