Can You Spot the Error?

As of May 26, 2019, seven months have passed since we first posted this article on November 6, 2018 and Microsoft has yet to correct their documentation error. In late April 2019, Microsoft’s market cap reached one trillion dollars and we cannot count all the glowing articles about Microsoft’s CEO’s amazing leadership, this is all great, but one would think a company as great as this could get the little details correct in their customer facing documents. We do not think it is too much to ask to provide correct documentation.

Original November 6, 2018 Post:

I recently came across a Windows Server 2019 licensing brief from Microsoft. As I was reading through it something was not adding up. Then I realized the document has an error. Below is a snippet of the error.

If you do the math for the cores required for a 3 processor server you will see it does not match Microsoft’s license requirements outlined in the document. Not to mention, how many 3 processor servers exist in the real world. It is worth noting the Windows Server 2016 and 2012 licensing briefs managed to get It correct.

Now let’s see how long it takes for this error to get corrected.

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