We are working with a customer that intends to use the External Connector with NAV. They run NAV using SQL 2005 Enterprise on a 4 processor server. Microsoft has told us/them that since the External Connector allows unlimited user they must also license SQL for unlimited users. This is ~$140,000 (including Software Assurance) less discount.
No one at MS can provide any official written explanation on the licensing requirements. The responses I've gotten have been more like "we think it's like this". They ask me "how will it connect to SQL", but it's their own product, don't they know.
Has anyone ran into this? I spoke with one of our salepeople. He said NAV Marketing makes no mention of SQL licensing when talking about the external connector. Seems to be a huge disconnect somewhere.
There are no bugs - only undocumented features.