A number of security enhancements have been introduced following changes in security best practice. For example, NVivo Server now supports SSL encryption for internal communication. You can choose to connect to NVivo Server using your own security certificate and https:// connections. This ensures a secure connection between NVivo Server and NVivo Server Manager.
The installer now automates some processes that were previously manual, such as configuring roles and services.
When upgrading, you can now upgrade directly rather than installing the new version of NVivo Server and having to restore NVivo projects.
SQL Server 2014 SP2 is installed as the database component.
This release of the software provides the following enhancements:
Supports connections from NVivo 12 (Windows) clients
SQL Server 2014 is installed as the database component
Licensing is now based only on the number of ‘client access licenses’ (CALs) that you require (you do not require processor or CPU licenses)