Expect more with Windows Server 2022—for your customers and your business. With Windows Server 2022 on modern hardware, your customers can gain direct business benefits from cloud-ready hybrid capabilities, advanced multilayer security, simplified remote working, and flexible infrastructure. At the same time, you can grow your business by extending your reach and expanding your deal size.
Explore Windows Server 2022
Achieve greater IT efficiency by extending the datacenter to Azure using a cloud-ready operating system with hybrid capabilities.
Help protect business-critical data and apps at virtually every level of the business, starting with the operating system.
Empower remote workers with an enhanced user experience, while simplifying management for IT.
Transform infrastructure and applications with flexible solutions like software-defined storage and networking and a modern app platform.
By helping your customers take advantage of Windows Server 2022 on modern hardware, you can open opportunities for increased revenue and higher value subscriptions.
Increase device refresh and upsell to maximize the benefits of Windows Server 2022.
Offer cloud-based deployment, management, and support for greater efficiency and scalability.
Provide integration capabilities for enhanced productivity, security, and manageability.
Deliver Zero Trust-ready identity and security services to combat emerging security threats and vulnerabilities.
Client Access Licenses (CALs) are different from software licenses, and both are required for customers who have purchased Windows Server 2022. The CALs give users and devices the legal right to access Windows Server.
Windows Server 2022 is built on the strong foundation of Windows Server 2019 and brings innovation in four key areas: hybrid capabilities with Microsoft Azure, advanced multilayer security, more secure remote working, and modernized server infrastructure. Use these modern hardware features to pitch Windows Server 2022 to your customers. Emphasize that Windows Server 2022 operates as a flexible cloud-ready platform, so your customers can have a hybrid infrastructure that helps enable additional layers of security and uses some capabilities of Azure.
What does “transform your infrastructure” mean? How does Windows Server 2022 make it possible for my customers?
Windows Server 2022 can help your customers modernize their existing server infrastructure—including hardware and software—to make their business more efficient and responsive. With transformed infrastructure, they can expect to see benefits like optimized IT operations, more seamless storage migration, enhanced security controls, and streamlined management.
Windows Server 2022 with modern hardware enables multilayer security—enhanced features at nearly every level of the business to help detect, respond to, and protect against new and emerging threats. Capabilities like Secured-core server, virtualization-based security, shielded virtual machines, and privileged identities can help your customers’ businesses stay protected.
There are two main editions of Windows Server 2022: Standard and Datacenter. Further, Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition can help your customers use the benefits of cloud to keep their virtual machines up to date while minimizing downtime. Recommend one of these editions based on the size of the customer’s organization as well as their virtualization and datacenter requirements.
Core licenses are sold in packs of 2 or 16. Each processor needs to be licensed with a minimum of eight core licenses (four 2-packs). Each physical server, including single-processor servers, needs to be licensed with a minimum of 16 core licenses (eight 2-packs or one 16-pack). One core license must be assigned for each physical core on the server. Additional cores can then be licensed in increments of 2-packs or 16-packs.
Windows Server Standard and Datacenter Editions continue to require either Windows Server CALs for every user or device accessing a server (see the product terms for exceptions) or Windows Server External Connector licenses for servers accessed by external users. In addition to the base Windows Server CAL or External Connector license, some functionalities require the purchase of an Additive Access License. Examples of additional or advanced functionalities include Remote Desktop Services or Active Directory Rights Management Services.
Consider getting specialized training around Windows Server 2022 capabilities and features to demonstrate deep knowledge in cloud readiness, Windows Server, and Azure. Then, go further: