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SQL Server is relational database server software offering tools for data storage, management, analysis, and reporting. It can be used as a back-end database server for internal applications or for powering a dynamic website.

You can use this guide to help you find the SQL Server edition and licenses appropriate for your organization's needs.

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Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Do your staff and volunteers want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Are you tired of maintaining an in-house Exchange server? Then Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be right for you!

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Organizing your office network? Individual computers provide opportunities for tremendous productivity gains, but they become many times more powerful when they're connected to one another in data networks that give them the ability to share data and processing resources. Chris Peters tells us how.

 

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Microsoft SharePoint offers organizations a collection of tools for managing and prioritizing tasks and information through a single server. Often described as a content management system and a collaboration suite, SharePoint could also be called an integrated knowledge-management platform. It includes features to help organizations more seamlessly collaborate online, manage processes, search for data, manage and share documents, host sites, access stored information, and even create and manage wikis and blogs.

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System Center Orchestrator is a workflow management tool for automating the creation, monitoring, and deployment of IT resources.

This client management license (ML) allows any number of nonserver operating system environments (OSEs) to be managed by System Center Orchestrator, as long as only one user has access to them. If more than one user has access to a certain OSE or set of OSEs, then an ML is necessary for each user.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Orchestrator to

  • Automate processes in your datacenter, regardless of hardware or platform
  • Automate your IT operations and standardize best practices to improve operational efficiency
  • Connect different systems from different vendors without using scripting or programming languages

 

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Orchestrator. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

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System Center Service Manager is an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization's IT service management best practices.

This client management license (ML) allows one nonserver device to be managed by System Center Service Manager. If a device has multiple operating system environments (OSEs), a separate ML is required for each OSE managed by Service Manager.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Service Manager's built-in processes for:

  • Incident and problem resolution
  • Change control
  • Asset lifecycle management

 

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Service Manager. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Requirements: 
Category:
Donor & Discount Partners:
Media:
Platform:
Title Group:
3 SGD
Microsoft_System_Center_-_Vertical_Web_0.article.jpeg
Description: 

System Center Service Manager is an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization's IT service management best practices.

This client management license (ML) allows any number of nonserver operating system environments (OSEs) to be managed by System Center Service Manager, as long as only one user has access to them. If more than one user has access to a certain OSE or set of OSEs, then an ML is necessary for each user.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Service Manager's built-in processes for

  • Incident and problem resolution
  • Change control
  • Asset lifecycle management

 

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Service Manager. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Requirements: 
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System Center Data Protection Manager enables disk-based data protection and recovery for file and application servers as well as client computers.

This client management license (ML) allows one nonserver device to be managed by System Center Data Protection Manager. If a device has multiple operating system environments (OSEs), a separate ML is required for each OSE managed by Data Protection Manager.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Data Protection Manager to

  • Keep your data safe and recoverable
  • Keep your business workloads, applications, and services continuously available

 

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Data Protection Manager. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Requirements: 
Category:
Donor & Discount Partners:
Media:
Platform:
Title Group:
3 SGD
Microsoft_System_Center_-_Vertical_Web_0.article.jpeg
Description: 

System Center Data Protection Manager enables disk-based data protection and recovery for file and application servers as well as client computers.

This client management license (ML) allows any number of nonserver operating system environments (OSEs) to be managed by System Center Data Protection Manager, as long as only one user has access to them. If more than one user has access to a certain OSE or set of OSEs, then an ML is necessary for each user.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Data Protection Manager to

  • Keep your data safe and recoverable
  • Keep your business workloads, applications, and services continuously available

 

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Data Protection Manager. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Requirements: 
Category:
Donor & Discount Partners:
Media:
Platform:
Title Group:
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System Center Operations Manager monitors the health of IT services across datacenter and cloud infrastructures.

This client management license (ML) allows one nonserver device to be managed by System Center Operations Manager. If a device has multiple operating system environments (OSEs), a separate ML is required for each OSE managed by Operations Manager.

 

Benefits for Organizations

If you have a dedicated IT department and staff with datacenter administration experience, your organization can use Operations Manager to get rapid insight into the state of the IT environment and the IT services running across different systems and workloads.

Licensing

Other types of System Center licenses are also available. For more information, see TechSoup's Guide to System Center Products and Licensing.

 

Server Software

The right to run System Center management server software is included with the MLs. If you request this product, you can obtain management server software for Operations Manager. The software includes a runtime version of SQL Server Technology (SQL Server Standard Edition) to support System Center. No additional licenses are needed for management servers or SQL Server technology.

 

Management License

MLs do not require media, license keys, or setup codes.

CALs, ECLs, and MLs offered through TechSoup are always for the currently offered version of the server software. However, these licenses can also be used with earlier versions of the server software.

 

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Volume Licensing Service Center and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product. The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after requesting this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechSoup is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

 

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

 

Requirements: 
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