Microsoft claims that Hyper-V is cheaper than VMwareBut there are several hidden costs that, depending on the user scenario, may make VMware the more cost-effective option, analysts and users say.

Microsoft touts Hyper-V as a lower-priced virtualization option than VMware’s ESXi, but for straight server consolidation, it’s unclear whether Hyper-V is that much cheaper than VMware because of Hyper-V’s system requirements and lower consolidation ratios.

More details article can be found at “Hyper-V vs. VMware : Which is cheaper?”

I am no “licensing expert” anybody which buddy with MS should verify this before walking into the trap.  Is this true?