From a technical perspective we have a great overview here
From a licensing perspective, let’s have a look at the migration, transition and name changes
Firstly, Forefront for Exchange gets a name change to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange
From a CAL perspective we have made some slight changes to the Standard CAL in relation to Managed Default Folders and from a Server perspective we are offering a License Grant for customers with Exchange Server STANDARD and active SA, all details below
Exchange Server 2010 Standard CAL
Managed Default Folders Licensed with Exchange Server 2010 Standard CAL
The right to access Managed Default Folder functionality in Exchange Server 2010 is conferred under the Exchange Server 2010 Standard and equivalent CALs.
An Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL or equivalent CAL is needed to access Managed Custom Folder functionality, but not Managed Default Folder functionality.
Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL
Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL with services is available in Campus and School, Open Value, Select and EA, and includes Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (for the user or device for which it is acquired) when SA coverage is (acquired and) active.
Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL is available with or without Software Assurance in Open and in neither case includes Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.
Exchange Server 2010
One-time License Grant of Exchange Server 2010 Standard to License Holders of Exchange Server 2007 Standard:
The “Local Continuous Replication” functionality in Exchange Server 2007 Standard is being replaced with the “Mailbox Resiliency” functionality in Exchange Server 2010 Standard. The “Mailbox Resiliency” functionality requires two running instances of Exchange Server 2010 Standard and consequently two server licenses.
As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from the “Local Continuous Replication” functionality to the “Mailbox Resiliency” functionality, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers the following:
- One complimentary Exchange Server 2010 Standard license for each datacenter where the customer has at least one server licensed for Exchange Server 2007 Standard with active Software Assurance as of November 1, 2009.
- Customers are still eligible to upgrade all of their qualifying licenses to Exchange Server 2010 Standard.
- The grant of the additional license is intended to help offset any impact of the new licensing requirements.
- Any licenses granted under this offer include Software Assurance coverage that terminates when coverage on the corresponding qualifying licenses expires.
Customers with Software Assurance coverage expiring between November 1st, 2009 and November 1st, 2010 may renew coverage for the qualifying license and be deemed to have renewed coverage for the complimentary license.
In the subsequent Software Assurance renewal, Software Assurance for the complimentary Exchange Server 2010 Standard license will need to be renewed separately to maintain active Software Assurance.
Customers’ right to use the software under the complimentary Exchange Server 2010 Standard license is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.