What’s Software + Services all about?
Providing more choice for the way to purchase and deploy software for both partners and customers,
expansion of the traditional software platform, offering services "in the cloud" from Partners and Microsoft directly
Software makes services better and services make software better 🙂
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What products are on offer?
- Virtual Earth Web Services
- Microsoft Learning Solutions
- MSN Encarta
- Office Live Meeting
- MS Exchange Hosted Services
- Forefront for SharePoint for Internet Sites
- Forefront for Exchange External Connector
- Forefront Client Security
- Office Groove Enterprise Services
- Office LCS PIC
- Business Productivity Online Suite – BPOS – currently on pilot in US, UK in mid 2009, expect to see Exchange, SharePoint and Communication Server online as part of BPOS
How do I license?
We license Software + Services via Online Services model
In general, there are four different types of licenses for Microsoft Online Services:
•Services Subscription License (SSL)
An SSL is generally required to enable the functionality of an online service across your entire organization.
•User Subscription License (USL)
A USL is generally required to enable the functionality of an online service for a particular user.
•Device Subscription License (DSL)
A DSL is generally required to enable the functionality of a service for a particular device
•Add-on Subscription License (Add-on SL)
An Add-on SL is generally required to enhance or “add-on to” the functionality of an online service across your entire organization.
Did you know – Not all products require an SSL, the PUR should be referenced for the exact license requirements per product
Did you know – Online Services is not offered in Open Business, Open Volume or Open Charity
Forefront Client Security
Forefront Client Security Services SL, SSL is required for each server running the FCS Management Console
FC Security User SL , USL is required for each user in your organization that to obtain and process location-based data through the online service
FC Security Device SL, DSL is required for each device that access data processed by the online service or related software
No Add-on SL required for FCS