I was talking with a customer this week about an all-hands call they had for a performance issue within one of their applications. After working in corporate IT 20 years, I can easily say I don’t yearn to be on those calls, hastily looking for answers while an army of managers wait anxiously for anybody to speak-up with a possible resolution. Even worse was the helpless feeling of being part of the manager militia.
As of October 2016, Microsoft reformed the pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. The principal change affects per physical processor (aka socket) to CPU core licensing. For customers under software assurance, these changes will not be apparent until software assurance agreements are renewed.