Microsoft has changed the licensing and
pricing of their SQL Server ISV program. GoldMine, as an ISV, has to pay a royalty for every
copy of GoldMine that is shipped and that includes SQL Server CALs (Client
Under the new Microsoft ISV licensing, the
costs will increase over two times the current cost. To avoid a price increase, GoldMine will no longer ship SQL Server as part of a GoldMine license effective November
is the impact of this change?
GoldMine will continue to test and support SQL
server – and SQL 2012 is tested and supported for the latest versions of
For anyone contemplating a new purchase or considering
an upgrade, they will receive SQL 2008 for free for orders placed and shipped by
October 31st, 2013
Existing users will be able to continue to
run GoldMine using the SQL CALs that came as part of their GoldMine licenses.
Microsoft licensing requires that users upgrade to a supported version when
purchasing additional seats. For New and upgrades, we will include a supported
version of SQL 2008 through October 31, 2013.)
are the options?
New & Upgrades: – purchasers of new licenses or upgrades will receive SQL 2008 for
Workgroups for free through October 31St, 2013.
Additional licenses: SQL 2008 (version appropriate to what you own)will be
included in the cost of the additional licenses.
NOTE: additional licenses can only be shipped for
install with SQL 2008 or later – if you are adding licenses and have an older
version of SQL, Microsoft requires that you purchase an upgrade to a current
version: SQL 2008 or SQL 2012.
NOTE: SQL 2008
will not be available after April 2014 – so additional license purchased after
this date will require an upgrade to SQL 2012. Users of SQL 2008 should
consider an upgrade to SQL2012 now to avoid a significant increase in cost.
if I want to get SQL 2012?
Upgrading SQL Server 2012: under the terms of the current ISV agreement through October 31St,
2013, you can upgrade any version of SQL you own or that is included as part of
an upgrade at a substantial savings. Having paid for SQL 2008 as part of a
prior or current purchase, the user is entitled to the special limited time Upgrade
price for SQL 2012 Standard of £85 per CAL. Open market SQL retails for about £160 a user.
We recommend that you consider an Upgrade
to SQL 2012 Standard now:
- Get the latest most current SQL
version with enhancement and performance updates.
- Avoid a more costly upgrade
later as Microsoft sunsets older versions
(SQL 2008 will not be available through us after March 31, 2014).
- Upgrading now will avoid a
higher upgrade cost when adding additional licenses next year.
- You can buy SQL 2012 at over 58%
savings from open licensing CALs
(£85 per CAL from GoldMine vs. approx. £160 approx a user from a direct reseller)
happens if this is not done until after November 1, 2013?
You can use SQL you already own or purchase
from Wizard Systems. We will offer SQL 2012 as a reseller.
versions of SQL will be supported?
refer to the GoldMine Compatibility Matrix for specific details.
SQL 2000: Not supported for any version of
SQL 2005 (SP3 and above): Works with
Premium Edition and supported.
SQL 2008: Currently tested and supported
for the latest versions of Premium Edition.