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SQL Server 2012: Processor to Core Licensing Changes for PAMs and Partners


Attend an Academy Live webcast on April 18th to learn about the shift from the per processor licensing model to a per core licensing model for SQL Server 2012. These transition options can be complicated, and early indications show these are happening incorrectly. This session will recap changes made and provide a guide on how to help customers transition correctly to a per core licensing model.

Register here for the webcast

In addition to the above webcast, you can always find valuable information on SQL Server licensing, sales, and migration on-demand in the Sales Specialist and Presales Technical Specialist training resources.

New Promotion

We are excited to announce the “Get the expertise. Win with us.” promotion where partners can enter to win Windows 8 tablets for passing Sales Specialist or Pre-Sales Technical Specialist assessments February through April. So this is a great time to brush up on your Microsoft product knowledge. These online courses will not only help you increase deal size, deliver better value demonstrations, and close sales faster, but the Sales Specialist accreditations can also help your company achieve Microsoft Partner Network competencies. Plus, now six Windows 8 tablets are looking for new owners. Check out the courses and the promotion here.

Win a Windows 8 Tablet

Earn your Sales Specialist or Pre-Sales Technical Specialist accreditation and be automatically entered to win.

Sales Specialist Pre Sales Technical Specialist

Are you selling Microsoft solutions to customers? Microsoft sales accreditations can help you increase revenue, shorten the sales cycle, and make you more successful.

Did you know that partners with Microsoft trained sales teams can:
• Realize up to 2.4 times higher revenue
• Enjoy up to 3.5 times larger deal sizes*

Plus now you can enter to win a Windows 8 tablet just by passing a Sales or Pre-Sales Technical assessment. From February through April, we are giving away one tablet a month for Sales Specialist and one tablet for Pre-Sales Technical Specialist accreditations.

How to Enter
Getting your Sales Specialist or Pre-sales Technical Specialist accreditation is just a few clicks away.

  • Select Sales Specialist or Pre-Sales Technical Specialist tab on the top, depending on your role.
  • Click to register yourself if you have not done so yet.
  • Select the Assessment Option on the left-hand side that fits your field.
  • Review the course materials to prepare you for the assessment.
  • When you are ready, take the assessment online in your selected language. Each passed assessment will count as one entry for the Sweepstakes.

If you have any questions about the promotion or the accreditations, please contact

Earn your accreditation and get expertise, get recognized, and get ahead.