And the latest is ...
The latest talk suggests another imminent update by Microsoft in its licensing domain, just where is yet to be seen. Of late though, the changes have been largely positive - certainly the conversion to the Product Use Terms as opposed to the Product Use Rights format (which had morphed into a near undecipherable amalgamation of the varied products and license models) was a welcome change. And the simplification across the server products - take SQLServer with its narrowed editions and rationalised licensing - may well signal a more plain, coherent licensing programme to be front of mind. With the recent release of the new Enterprise Agreement structure what else might be in store is hard to predict, but we're all for a simplified model - a gold medal to the vendor that gets there first!