MIS Systems Thread, Keep Kids Safe in Technical; I saw a discussion earlier in the thread about the cost of SQL Server, so I thought I'd make a ...
1st June 2009, 09:43 AM #31
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Cost of SQL Server
I saw a discussion earlier in the thread about the cost of SQL Server, so I thought I'd make a quick comment.
If a user, such as a student or parent, is only viewing MIS data, e.g. in SharePoint, then there is no SQL CAL licence requirement. A good example would be the presentation of attendance information to parents as part of an online reporting solution. Those entering the data and working regularly with the MIS would require a SQL CAL ........ or a per processor licence for SQL Server which can often be much more cost effective. The approximate cost of a SQL processor licence is £800, so in the example of 400 users, the cost per user for SQL (assuming a dual proc server) would be £4 rather than the £19 suggested.
A further thought for schools is that where the student is licensed, so too are the parents. Microsoft does not require a licence for parental access to SharePoint, SQL, Windows, etc where the student has a licence e.g. Core CAL.
A Microsoft EdLAR offers the best advice and pricing for schools.
Thanks to markabe from:
MattMitchell (3rd June 2009)
3rd June 2009, 10:05 AM #32
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Last edited by marshharrier; 4th June 2009 at 12:27 PM.
3rd June 2009, 10:28 AM #33
Thanks for the info, Marsh, but I was aware of all that anyway!
Not what you know - just who you know eh?
3rd June 2009, 08:12 PM #34
It's probably a bit of both - Schoolcomms will also be helping Capita to sell SIMS by extending the available functionality and (hopefully) making the suite into a Good Thing to have...
Effective business relationships do tend to work in this way!
4th June 2009, 12:26 PM #35
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4th June 2009, 12:32 PM #36
Apologies if I mislead anybody. That was not my intention.
It was just to demonstrate that Schoolcomms maybe has a closer working arrangement with SIMS than maybe some other systems. This is one of the reasons we chose it after looking at others in real working environments.
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