Description SQL Server Standard Edition with core-based licensing is relational database server software offering tools for data storage, management, analysis, and reporting.This offer provides two core licenses for SQL Server Standard Edition. SQL Server with core-based licensing requires a minimum of four core licenses to function. In order to use this product, you will need to obtain enough copies to cover the cores in the processors that you plan to use with SQL Server. For additional information about the available editions of SQL Server and its licensing requirements, see the Guide to SQL Server Editions and Licensing. Which Versions of This Software Are Available?You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available. Benefits for OrganizationsIf you have experience deploying relational databases, you can use this edition of SQL Server toServe data to a customer relationship management (CRM) platformAnalyze data collected by your organizationSupport a dynamic website or intranet siteMajor Capabilities SQL Server Management Studio: This graphical interface manages all SQL Server components with rich scripting capabilities. The Policy-Based Management component can create policies that manage entities on the server, such as the instance of SQL Server, databases, and other SQL Server objects. Online Transaction Processing: The OLTP engine allows quick access to large amounts of data. Failover Clustering Support: This feature minimizes disruption of service by connecting to other servers to provide service in case one fails. Multidimensional Data Analysis: The online analytical processing (OLAP) and BI Semantic Model (BISM) models allow you to analyze multidimensional data from multiple perspectives and in a tabular model. SQL Data Tools: The tools included provide a development environment integrated with the .NET framework and Visual Studio. Developers can build web, enterprise, and data-aware mobile applications on premises and in the cloud. Microsoft Requires a Certificate of Eligibility for Discounted ProductsTo receive discounted Microsoft products, you must first register at Microsoft's nonprofit portal. Then you'll use the portal to send TechSoup a certificate that validates your organization's eligibility for discounts. Each certificate lasts one year.If TechSoup has not received a certificate from your organization, you'll receive instructions for sending one after you check out with a discounted Microsoft product in your cart. TechSoup will not approve your request until we've received your certificate. Obtaining This ProductInstalling this product requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) 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 we approve your request.Expect two or three emails:Once a year, TechSoup will send an email that explains how to send us your certificate of eligibility for Microsoft software discounts. We must receive this certificate before we can approve your requests for discounted products. When your 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 VLSC once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the email address in your organization details is up to date in your account. Three to five business days after your request is approved, Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the 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 product through the VLSC.Software AssuranceUnder 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.