Exchange 2007 CAL – Outlook Removed from Exchange Server 2007


We made a few key changes to the licensing rights for Exchange 2007 from Exchange 2003, the main change is in regards to the Outlook Client

Lets explain

Outlook 2007 grant for Exchange Server 2003 CAL customers

Unlike prior versions, Exchange Server 2007 Standard or Enterprise does not include the right to install Outlook on devices for which CALs are obtained. 

However, for each Exchange Server CAL, Core CAL Suite or Enterprise CAL Suite with active Software Assurance coverage as of November 30, 2006, customers will be granted one Office Outlook 2007 license. 

The right to use Outlook under that license expires upon expiration of the corresponding CAL.  Use of Outlook 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 Outlook (i.e., N+1, where N=Office Outlook 2007) is made available prior to the expiration of that coverage, customers’ license will be for that version instead. 

Alternatively, customers are eligible to acquire Software Assurance coverage for that Office Outlook license, provided that coverage is acquired by February 28, 2007.  Customers who wish to acquire Software Assurance coverage for Office Outlook after that date must first acquire a new license for the version of Office Outlook that is current at the time coverage is acquired

Exchange CAL with Services

We also now offer the Exchange CAL with Services <Services being Exchange Hosted Services, which are also part of the ECAL suite and ForeFront Suite offering>

Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise CAL

Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise CAL with Services is available in Open Value, Select and EA, and includes Exchange Hosted Services Filtering and Forefront Security for Exchange (for the user or device for which it is acquired) when SA coverage is active. 

Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise CAL without Services is available in Open and does not include these services with active SA.

Did you know – Open Agreements do NOT offer Exchange Ent CAL with Services, only Without Services

Did you know – Software Assurance must be active on the Exchange CAL to provide the "services" offering


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