Product Licensing Changes to SharePoint Designer, PerformancePoint Server and Forms Server – April 2009

 

From April 2009 Office SharePoint Designer will be available free of charge, check out this site and HERE for the download

If you have already made an investment in Office SharePoint Designer and SA see below for the migration plan from the April Product List

Software Assurance Migration Path for SharePoint Designer 2007

Customers with active Software Assurance coverage for SharePoint Designer 2007 as of April 1st, 2009 may use Expression Web 2 (or any later version that is made available during the term of that  coverage) as follows. 

For each qualifying license it holds, a customer may permit one user to use Expression Web.  That use is subject to the terms and conditions of the customer’s agreement and the product use rights for Expression Web.  The right to use Expression Web under this offering expires when the right to use SharePoint Designer 2007 under the corresponding qualifying licenses expire.  Upon expiration of Software Assurance coverage for SharePoint Designer, the customer may acquire Software Assurance for Expression Web without the need to separately acquire a new license.

Another couple of changes for April will be the retirement of Office SharePoint Forms Server and Performance Point Server, see migration and exceptional license grants below

Migration path for PerformancePoint Server 2007 and Forms Server 2007

Volume Licensing customers who meet the criteria below are eligible to upgrade the qualifying licenses to Office SharePoint Server 2007 licenses as described below:

Please note: This offer is also valid for customers whose PerformancePoint Server 2007 licenses were obtained as the result of a migration from another product, as long as the customer has active SA for those licenses as of April 1, 2009.

You may run and access any later version of SharePoint Server 2007 made available during the term of their qualifying Software Assurance coverage for PerformancePoint Server 2007 software and/or CALs and Forms Server 2007 software and/or CALs, respectively.

Your right to use and access SharePoint Server 2007 software (or any later version) is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses and Software Assurance (or equivalent coverage) for the qualifying licenses. 

The right to use and access SharePoint Server 2007 (or any later version) under this offer is in place of the right to use and access software under the qualifying license. 

Your right to use SharePoint Server 2007 software (or any later version) under this grant is subject to the terms and conditions of its volume licensing agreement and the product use rights for that software.  That right expires upon the expiration or termination of the right to use software under the qualifying licenses.

If you currently have MOSS 2007 with active Software Assurance as of April1st 2009, you also get an additional right to use PerformancePoint Server 2007

Customers with active Software Assurance coverage for their Office SharePoint Server 2007, Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard CAL, and Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise CAL licenses as of or after April 1, 2009 are granted the additional right to use Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 software.

For each set of qualifying SharePoint Server 2007 licenses, the customer may run an instance of PerformancePoint Server 2007 on the SharePoint Server 2007 licensed server.

You may run either or both SharePoint Server 2007 and PerformancePoint Server 2007 under this grant.

If you wish to run SharePoint Server 2007 and Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 on separate devices, you will need to acquire an additional SharePoint Server 2007 license.

You need Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard and Enterprise CALs with active Software Assurance for each user or device that accesses the PerformancePoint Server 2007 running instance. Your use of the software is subject to the product use rights for Office SharePoint Server 2007.  This right expires upon expiration of the set of qualifying Office SharePoint Server 2007 licenses (or any one of them).

Some common scenarios:

What if you have MOSS 2007 but you actually need to deploy and use PerformancePoint Server 2007?

Customers with qualifying SharePoint Server 2007 licenses are also eligible to use software under the Exceptional Downgrade Right for Office PerformancePoint Server 2007

What if you have PerformancePoint Server 2007 and require Business Scorecard Manager or ProClarity Analytics Server?

Customers licensing Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server (PPS) 2007 may use Office Business Scorecard Manager (BSM) 2005 and ProClarity Analytics Server (PAS) 6.3 in addition to licensed copies of PPS 2007 on a limited basis as follows.  For each PPS 2007 software, CAL or External Connector (EC) license acquired, customers may use the corresponding software, CAL or EC for both BSM 2005 and PAS 6.3 for the same device/user that the PPS license is assigned to. Exceptional downgrade rights for BSM CAL and PAS CAL are only valid for the user or device to which the original CAL was assigned.   BSM and PAS server software may be deployed on separate physical or virtual servers.   

In place of those versions, customers may use an earlier Microsoft version of PAS 6.3 or BSM 2005.  For any version prior to Microsoft PAS 6.3, media may not be available through volume licensing. 

Your right to use PAS and BSM is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding PPS 2007 licenses.  A customer’s right to use BSM and PAS expires upon the expiration or termination of their right to use PPS 2007 under their qualifying PPS 2007 licenses.  Use of BSM and PAS is subject to the terms and conditions of a customer’s license agreement and the product use rights for BSM 2005 and PAS 6.3.

What if I have MOSS 2007 and require Forms Server 2007?

  • You may use either SharePoint Server 2007 or Forms Server 2007 under a SharePoint Server 2007 license.
  • You may use a set of SharePoint Server 2007 Standard and Enterprise CALs to access both SharePoint Server 2007 and Forms Server 2007.
  • Your right to use and access Forms Server 2007 expires upon the expiration or termination of their right to use and access Office SharePoint Server 2007 under their qualifying Office SharePoint Server 2007 licenses. Use of Forms Server 2007 is subject to the terms and conditions of a customer’s license agreement and the product use rights for Office SharePoint Server 2007.
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