Design a Better SQL Server Pricing Model ran on January 21, 2016 and as you can guess from the title is about the challenges we have with the current pricing model…and how we might improve it. Nothing simple about that, from our perspective or from that of Microsoft. Ultimately it just feels more complex than it needs to be. But is it? The trick to licensing is that once you figure it out once, every year after that is a true up and minor tweaks because you’ve figured out the basics.