Windows Server 2012 captures the experience Microsoft has gained from building and operating public clouds to deliver a highly dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for your datacenter and your private cloud. It offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that connects more securely across premises and allows IT to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently. Windows Server 2012 is an open, scalable, and elastic web and application platform. For distributed and mobile workforces, Windows Server 2012 empowers IT to help ensure people's access to their personalized work environment from virtually anywhere. Whether you are an enterprise, a small or medium-sized business, or a hosting provider, Windows Server 2012 will help you cloud optimize your IT.
With the User CAL, you purchase a CAL for every user who accesses the server to use services such as file storage or printing, regardless of the number of devices they use for that access. Purchasing a User CAL might make more sense if your company employees need to have roaming access to the corporate network using multiple devices, or from unknown devices, or simply have more devices than users in your organization. With a Device CAL, you purchase a CAL for every device that accesses your server, regardless of the number of users who use that device to access the server. Device CALs may make more economic and administrative sense if your company has workers who share devices, for example, on different work shifts.
Minimum quantity for a new order is five licenses. The price shown is per license. This is an electronic license only product, and you'll receive an email with your license information 1-3 business days after your order is placed.