SQL Server licensing

hey guys,

im wondering which version of SQL to buy..if i have 60 users and i need SQL, should i get standard or the proc version?
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Cobra25Asked:
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LeoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To start with SQL Standard regular version is better, and you can install it without license and purchase it within 30 days.
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LeoCommented:
What will be the use of it? have a look at the tutorial which will first help you understand it more better?

http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertutorial/2202/choosing-a-version-of-sql-server/
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HuaMinChenBusiness AnalystCommented:
Hi,
You can buy User cal licence for the users, and choose Sql server standard 2014 version. But you can also downgrade it to SS 2012 and this is depending on your needs only.
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Cobra25Author Commented:
Does SQL standard enforce the cals like terminal services?
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HuaMinChenBusiness AnalystCommented:
I think answer is yes.
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Dung DinhDBA and Business Intelligence DeveloperCommented:
Hi,

From SQL Server 2012, Microsoft changed the licences model. Depending on your requirement, you can refer the link to determine which version you want.

Refer Features supported by SQL Server Edition 2012

Thanks,
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Cobra25Author Commented:
Looking for 2008 info only.
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2 are already in the extend support period. You should think in SQL Server 2014 or at least SQL Server 2012. The licensing price is the same for both versions.

What are your needs in terms of features?
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HuaMinChenBusiness AnalystCommented:
Looking for 2008 info only.
You can still buy Sql server 2014 and then downgrade it to SS 2008, which means you can still use SS 2008 instead.
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Cobra25Author Commented:
Again, for SQL SERVER STANDARD 2008, is it better to buy the regular version of this or the processor based version?
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Cobra25Author Commented:
Also, are CALS required to install the product? Can i purchase them all 30 days later? or will sql not install?
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