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    Travis

    Links not working for anyone else? The just redirect to the MS home page for me.

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    robcaron

    @Travis: Fixed. My Bad.

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    Tony Valenti

    This is a great plan for Microsoft and for customers! They're basically giving people a discount on pre-paying for a server because they know that 3 years later, you'll be able to get a much bigger server at a much lower rate.

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    jin29neci

    This is great! Big big big discount(s). 

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    OzBobWa

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Licensing/news/windows-sql-server-through-csp

    So, done some research:

    Reserved Instances are only available to you if you have a Windows Server Subscription

    Which you only get if you particiapte in the Cloud Solution Provider progam

    Which you can only subscribe to through a Microsoft certified license provider

    Which you can only join if you are a Microsoft Partner.

    Good luck!

    https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-solution-provider (Open with Edge - otherwise a big browser warning 'Better with Edge' appears)

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    Yashesvi Sharma

    @OzBobWa - Reservation are available for virtual machines compute usage for all customers, Windows server subscription is not a prerequisite.

    Windows Server Software assurance or Subscription is only needed for getting discounts on the Windows OS usage. (i.e. AHUB discounts). You can be eligible for AHUB discounts by purchasing subscriptions through CSP or by purchasing software assurance through EA.

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