New BYOL Rules from MSFT May Affect Cloud Costs

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

Been using older, on-prem SQL licenses in the cloud? Your luck has just run out, no matter how you deploy them…


For any SQL licenses brought to AWS, Google Compute, and even Azure after October 1, Microsoft will require you to have an active SA subscription.

New BYOL Rules from Microsoft May Affect Cloud Costs - Microsoft Licensing

Source announcement: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-dedicated-host/