Comparing License Mobility and the Azure Hybrid Benefit

The new Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server provides similar financial benefits as License Mobility through SA used with SQL Server, with very different rules. The original License Mobility through Software Assurance (SA) benefit offered customers a way to move their licenses to any hosting provider; the new Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server applies only to workloads in Azure. For the time being, both options exist for Per Core licensees of SQL Server with SA, and can be used whether SQL Server is used with Windows Server or Linux.

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