(The same rule applies to Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2.) For more information about pricing and licensing for Windows Server 2012 R2, see download.microsoft.com/download/F/3/9/F39124F7-0177-463C-8A08-582463F96C9D/Windows_Server_2012_R2_Licensing_Datasheet.pdf. Windows Server 2012 licenses are discussed in “Windows Server 2012 License Editions and Changes” on page 16 of the August 2012 update, “Windows Server customers face licensing decisions” on page 18 of the August 2012 update, and “Windows Server 2012 licensed for the Web” on page 18 of the November 2012 update. Datacenter Edition licenses and RDS CA LICENSE pricing will increase significantly in November 2013 when Windows Server 2012 R2 becomes generally available. This will encourage some customers to speed up the purchase of the license. .