SQLAuthority News – SQL SERVER 2008 R2 Pricing

I was recently asked question about SQL Server 2008 pricing. I have bookmarked official site here which lists the pricing.

Official site: What’s New in SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions

Editions Per Processor PricingRetail
Per Server Plus CAL PricingRetail
Parallel Data Warehouse $57,498 Not offered via Server CAL
Datacenter $57,498 Not offered via Server CAL
Enterprise $28,749 $13,969 with 25 CALs
Standard $7,499 $1,849 with 5 CALs

However, I have bookmarked following site of Brent Ozar SQL Server 2008 R2 Pricing and Feature Changes. I think Brent has answered one very interesting question there that SQL Server R2 is FREE for only who has purchased software assurance.

I really would like to know if your organization is upgrading to SQL Server 2008 R2. Please leave your comment here.

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)