SQL Server 2022 general availability and price increase

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Microsoft have announced the availability date and price increase for SQL Server 2022. We break it all down for you.

SQL Server 2022 will be generally available as of January 2023 but for new customers there will be a delay in the ability to access previous versions and downgrade of SQL Server until mid-January. So what’s so great about SQL Server 2022?

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Business continuity through Azure

Help ensure uptime with fully managed disaster recovery in the cloud through the link feature in Azure SQL Managed Instance. Continuously replicate data to and from the cloud.

Seamless analytics over on-premises operational data

Drive insights in near real time by breaking the wall between operational and analytical stores. Analyse all your data using both Spark and SQL runtimes in the cloud with Azure Synapse Link.

Visibility over your entire data estate

Manage and govern your entire data estate to overcome data silos with Microsoft Purview.

The most secure database over the last 10 years

Achieve your security and compliance goals using the database rated as least vulnerable over the last 10 years. Use an immutable ledger to help protect data from tampering.

Industry-leading performance and availability

Take advantage of performance and availability for faster queries and to help ensure business continuity. Accelerate query performance and tuning with no code changes required. Keep multi-write environments running smoothly for users across multiple locations.

Use MyCSP to upgrade your subscription

Software subscriptions (purchased via MyCSP) will be eligible for upgrades to SQL Server 2022 – but be aware Microsoft is increasing the price of SQL Server by 10% as of January 2023.

This will apply to all editions, across all channels and will affect all pricelists and all industries, including Public Sector. However, the price increase will not affect any Azure SQL pricing (PAYG).

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