The Register: Microsoft cuts to core on BizTalk Server price hike

Some Microsoft customers running the latest version of BizTalk Server can expect a massive hike in their bill under a licensing change being ushered in on 1 April. The change was revealed by BizTalk consulting and development partner Multishoring.

Redmond is scrapping its per-processor license for BizTalk Server 2013 and will instead begin charging users according to the number of cores running on their hardware’s chips. The changes will hit hardest for customers running the biggest physical servers: 12 cores on machines will see a user’s bills treble over current pricing while those on eight cores will pay twice as much. Only the bills of those with four or fewer cores will remain unchanged.

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