You can now read about the changes and non-changes to Windows Server 2012 R2 licensing. Microsoft has released three PDFs on the WS2012 R2 site:
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing Datasheet
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services Licensing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): The big change being that you can use 2012 R2 RDS CALs on public cloud services.
- Server And Cloud Enrollment: A new SKU for enterprise agreements bundling Windows Server, System Center, other application products, and Windows Azure.
I’ll follow up with a deeper dive in a day or two.
Here is my follow up on licensing the core editions of Windows Server 2012 R2.