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Microsoft Eases Virtualization Restrictions

InformationWeek, The Register

Microsoft announced that it is eliminating the extra fees customers must pay to move server software from one physical host to another, as well as the restrictions on how frequently that can be done.The new policy affects 41 Microsoft server applications, including certain editions of SQL Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Dynamics CRM 4.0, and SharePoint Server 2007. Currently, users must reassign their licenses for these products in order to move them to a different physical server and may only make such a move once every three months. As of September 1, customers will be able to move the applications around as they want without extra fees.

"Businesses are taking steps to make their IT operations more dynamic and are delving into virtualization as a cornerstone strategy," said Zane Adam, Microsoft's senior director for integrated virtualization. "Microsoft recognizes this and is innovating its licensing policies, product support, and a wide range of IT solutions to help customers get virtual now."InformationWeek, The Register

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