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Communication: Microsoft SQL Distribution & Sage 200

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This communication was issued to our Sage 200 Business Partner community.

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This communication was sent on the 21 June 2021.


Microsoft SQL Distribution & Sage 200

Notice 21-CF | 21 June 2021


Dear Partner,

We’ve been writing to you to ask for your support in reviewing your businesses’ compliance with the License Agreements which we have in place with Microsoft, in connection with the distribution of Microsoft SQL.

We also announced a number of changes which we are continuing to work through. A reminder of the key changes:

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  • 18 January 2021 – Microsoft SQL 2019 to be processed for all new sales in the UK. 01 February 2021 – Microsoft SQL 2019 to be processed for all new sales in Ireland. Q2 FY 2021 - We planned to distribute Microsoft SQL 2019 to existing customers with entitlement in Q2, due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to complete this and have been investigating an alternative approach. 28 June 2021 – Additional SQL users will carry their own renewal term – refer to the FAQ for further information. 01 July 2021 – SQL 2019 upgrades will begin to be shipped to SQL 2016 users. Existing renewal dates for SQL will be preserved. Once completed we will process other version. Please review our updated FAQs and will be communicating to partners on 16 June 2021 to share updates and an updated external FAQ with them. This will also be uploaded to the partner hub.
  • 01 February 2021 – Microsoft SQL 2019 to be processed for all new sales in Ireland.
  • 01 February 2021 – Microsoft SQL Price change for Ireland.
  • Q2 FY 2021 - We planned to distribute Microsoft SQL 2019 to existing customers with entitlement in Q2, due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to complete this and have been investigating an alternative approach.
  • 28 June 2021 – Additional SQL users will carry their own renewal term – refer to the FAQ for further information.
  • 01 July 2021 – SQL 2019 upgrades will begin to be shipped to SQL 2016 users. Existing renewal dates for SQL will be preserved. Once completed we will process other version.
  • Please review our updated FAQs and will be communicating to partners on 16 June 2021 to share updates and an updated external FAQ with them. This will also be uploaded to the partner hub.

In the spirit of partnership, we want to ensure that we keep you updated. As a result of our ongoing work, we have updated our FAQ and we’d ask for you to review it and make any necessary changes to your operating practices where necessary.

Got a questions?

Should you have any questions, please speak to your account manager or email [email protected].