OCS – Office Communication Server 2007 and Speech Server 2004 Migration Plan

 

So back from the Licensing Summit, some new program changes coming in Sept/Oct 2008, for the better, will communicate nearer the time

With the release of OCS 2007 we have included the features of Speech Server, so Speech Server will no longer be offered as a separate product

Migration plans for SA customers and Transition plans for customers with SA on Speech Server

Migration from LCS 2005 to OCS 2007

Unlike its predecessor, Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005, Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 does not include the right to install Office Communicator on devices for which CALs are obtained.  However, for each LCS 2005 CAL or Enterprise CAL Suite with active Software Assurance coverage as of September 1, 2007, customers will be granted one Office Communicator 2007 license.  The right to use Communicator under that license expires upon expiration of the corresponding CAL.  Use of Communicator under this offering is subject to the customers’ license agreement and the product use rights for that product.  If Software Assurance coverage on the corresponding CAL is maintained continuously (i.e., renewed with no lapse in coverage), and one later version of Office Communicator (i.e., N+1, where N=Office Communicator 2007) is made available prior to the expiration of that coverage, customers’ license will be for that version instead.  Customers are eligible to acquire Software Assurance coverage for that Office Communicator license, provided that coverage is acquired prior to the earlier expiration of coverage of the corresponding OCS 2007 Standard CAL, or at the end of the enrollment during which the N+1 version of Communicator is made available.  Customers who wish to acquire Software Assurance coverage for Office Communicator after that date must first acquire a new license for the version of Office Communicator that is current at the time coverage is acquired. Customers’ right to use Office Communicator 2007 software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding licenses and Software Assurance for LCS 2005 and OCS 2007. 

Migration path for Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 Standard and Enterprise Edition customers enrolled in upgrade protection

Customers with LCS 2005 Standard and Enterprise Edition Licenses enrolled in upgrade protection coverage (Upgrade Advantage/Software Assurance/Enterprise Agreement (UA/SA/EA)) as of September 1, 2007 are eligible for Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 licenses as follows: 

For each qualifying LCS 2005 Standard Edition License, the customer will be deemed to have:

One OCS 2007 Standard Edition License

For each qualifying LCS 2005 Enterprise Edition License, the customer will be deemed to have:

One OCS 2007 Enterprise Edition License

For each qualifying LCS 2005 Client Access License (CAL), the customer will be deemed to have:

One OCS 2007 Standard CAL; and,

One OCS 2007 Enterprise CAL

For each qualifying LCS 2005 External Connector License, the customer will be deemed to have:

One OCS 2007 Standard External Connector;

and

One OCS 2007 Enterprise External Connector

Customers’ right to use OCS 2007 software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding licenses and Software Assurance for LCS 2005.  A customer’s right to use OCS 2007 software under this grant is subject to the terms and conditions of its volume licensing agreement.  That right expires upon the expiration or termination of the right to use LCS 2005 under the corresponding qualifying LCS 2005 licenses. Upon expiration of SA coverage on the LCS licenses, the customer may renew SA for OCS Standard and OCS Enterprise.

 

Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator License Grant for Parlano Customers

Volume Licensing customers who meet the criteria below are eligible for complimentary Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 licenses as described below:

These terms apply unless conversion terms are otherwise stated in a previous agreement.  A customer’s access of licensed software under the complimentary OCS and Office Communicator licenses is subject to the terms and conditions of the customer’s Microsoft volume license agreement and the product use rights for OCS 2007. 

In lieu of the version licensed under OCS and Office Communicator licenses, customers may use an earlier version of the software. 

Customers with an active Parlano maintenance agreement at the time of acceptance of this offer as of October 5, 2007 may enroll their OCS and Office Communicator licenses into SA by the later of February 1, 2008, or 90 days from the expiration of their Parlano support and maintenance agreement.

 

Migration path for Microsoft Speech Server 2004 and 2004 R2 Standard Edition customers enrolled in upgrade protection

Customers with Microsoft Speech Server 2004 or 2004 R2 Standard Edition Licenses enrolled in upgrade protection coverage (Upgrade Advantage/Software Assurance/Enterprise Agreement (UA/SA/EA)) as of January 1, 2008 are eligible for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 External Connector licenses as follows. 

For each qualifying Microsoft Speech Server 2004 or 2004 R2 Standard Edition per processor License, the customer will be deemed to have:

Two Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Licenses; and,

Two Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Standard External Connector Licenses; and,

Two Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise External Connector Licenses

Customers’ right to use Office Communications Server 2007 software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding licenses and Software Assurance for Microsoft Speech Server.  A customer’s right to use Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 software under this grant is subject to the terms and conditions of its volume licensing agreement.  That right expires upon the expiration or termination of the right to use Speech Server under the corresponding qualifying Microsoft Speech Server licenses. Upon expiration of SA coverage on the Speech Server licenses, the customer may renew SA for the granted Office Communications Server 2007 licenses. 

Migration path for Microsoft Speech Server 2004 or 2004 R2 Enterprise Edition customers enrolled in upgrade protection

Customers with Microsoft Speech Server 2004 or 2004 R2 Enterprise Edition Licenses enrolled in upgrade protection coverage (Upgrade Advantage/Software Assurance/Enterprise Agreement (UA/SA/EA)) as of January 1, 2008 are eligible for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 External Connector licenses as follows. 

For each qualifying Microsoft Speech Server 2004 or 2004 R2 Enterprise Edition per processor License, the customer will be deemed to have:

Two Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition Licenses; and,

Two Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Standard External Connector Licenses; and,

Two Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise External Connector Licenses

 

Exceptional Downgrade Right for Office Communications Server 2007

Customers licensing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 may use Speech Server 2004 R2 in place of licensed copies of OCS 2007 on a limited basis as follows.  For each combination of one OCS 2007 Standard Edition Server, one OCS 2007 Standard External Connector and one OCS 2007 Enterprise External Connector, customers may run Speech Server 2004 R2 Standard Edition on one processor.  For each combination of one OCS 2007 Enterprise Edition Server, one OCS 2007 Standard External Connector and one OCS 2007 Enterprise External Connector, customers may run Speech Server 2004 R2 Enterprise Edition on one processor. In place of those versions, customers may use an earlier version of Speech Server. 

Customers’ right to use Speech Server is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their qualifying OCS 2007 licenses.  A customer’s right to use Speech Server expires upon the expiration or termination of their right to use OCS 2007 under their qualifying OCS 2007 licenses.  Use of Speech Server is subject to the terms and conditions of a customer’s license agreement and the product use rights for Speech Server 2004 R2.

Hope this helps!

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