I am curently at the EMEA Licensing Summit in Berlin, so posts are a little erratic this week…..
OCS 2007 is licensed in per Server and CALs mode
You need a Server license for each running instance of OCS on the server and CALs for every User and Device accessing the services of the OCS Server
Did you know – OCS CAL does not provide Office Communicator, Office Communicator Client is offered standalone or as part of Office Pro Plus/Enterprise
Did you know – Communicator Web Access and Communicator Mobile are offered as part of the OCS CAL
OCS Client Access Licenses <CALs> are offered in 2 flavours, as above
OCS Standard CAL and OCS Enterprise CAL, Standard CAL will give you basic functionality, as below, Enterprise CAL fits on top of Standard CAL to give Enterprise functionality, both CALs are required to provide Enterprise functionality
Customers with active Software Assurance <SA>: Customers that have active Software Assurance (SA) on Office LCS CALs and Office LCS Servers at release of the OCS 2007 CALs on VL price lists will maintain their rights to install Office Communicator 2007 without purchasing Office Pro Plus 2007, Office Enterprise 2007 or the Office Communicator 2007 standalone license. If customers maintain active OCS Standard CAL SA through the release of the next version of Office Communicator, they will also have the right to that version of Office Communicator when it is released.
The following usage scenarios for OCS will require that CAL licenses be in place for each user or device:
- Users with IM identities hosted on the OCS Server
- Users with OCS voice extensions
- Users creating and launching a web conference
- Users attending a web conference
The following usage scenarios for OCS will NOT require that CAL licenses be in place for each user or device:
- Users receiving a call from an extension hosted on the OCS Server
- Non OCS users placing a call to an extension hosted on the OCS Server
- Public network or federated users with an OCS user
Hope this helps
OCS Migration Plans Next time……………….