System Center 2012 Licensing Overview

I thought I would cover a little bit of info on the recent System Center licensing changes, as you all know, simplifying and demystifying licensing is a big part of our changes so expect to see more connection between the product changes and product licensing as we move towards easier ways for customers to buy and get cloud ready ūüôā

System Center have continued licensing simplification with the reduction of their multi SKU line-up, providing 2 clear editions aligned to hybrid cloud management.  Let’s look at some key product and licensing changes with the availability of SC 2012.

What are the key SC 2012 Server Management licensing changes?

  • Reduced SKU line-Up to 2 editions, DC and STD 2012
  • Both editions contain the same capabilities/workloads, only difference is the number of Operating System Environments (OSEs) that you can manage per license.
  • Licenses are only required for managed ‚Äúendpoints‚ÄĚ, no additional licenses are needed for management server software or the ‚ÄėSQL Server Technology‚Äô
  • Licensing model is Processor-based, where each license covers up to 2 Processors
  • Standalone Components are available as part of the integrated DC and STD licenses and are not available to be sold separately*

*See caveat under SC SKU Availability

How many Server MLs will you need to buy?

  • Server MLs are required for managed devices that run server OSEs.
  • Licenses are processor-based, with each license covering up to two physical processors.

For Datacenter Edition: The number of Server MLs required for each managed server is determined by the number of physical processors in the server.

For Standard Edition: The number of Server MLs required is either number of physical processors in the server or number of OSEs being managed (whichever is greater).

Examples:                                                                       DC Server MLs Req STD Server MLs Req
One 1-processor, non-virtualized server

1

1

One 4-processor, non-virtualized server

2

2

One 2-processor server with 3 virtual OSEs

1

2**

One 4-processor server with 8 virtual OSEs

2

4**

**An exception to this rule is when the physical OSE on your server is being used solely to run hardware virtualization software, provide hardware virtualization services, and run software to manage and service OSEs on that device.

In that case, you only count the number of virtual OSEs you will manage on the server, divide that number by two, and round up to the nearest whole number.

What is the SC SKU availability in Volume Licensing?

On Feb 1st 2012 L&SA offerings for existing pre 2012 versions of individual Server MLs and individual product management Server licenses were removed from the volume licensing pricelist.

After SC 2012 General Availability customers can still purchase licenses for previous versions of System Center Products, only as shown in the table below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the SC SA Migration Paths?

Customers with SC and active SA at time of general availability, will be entitled to the migration paths below, all extended detail can be found outlined in the April Product List, couple of things to point out as I have had a few conversations with folks to bring some extra clarity…..see takeaways below

* System Center 2012 Datacenter covers up to 2 processors per license whereas SMSD only covers 1 processor per license.

Takeaways:

  • SA is built into the SC 2012 MLs, L&SA Only
  • SC 2012 has 2 offerings, separated by virtualization rights only, STDand DC
  • SC 2012 Datacenter covers up to 2 processors per license whereas SMSD only covered 1 processor per license.
  • Server MLs may not be split across multiple 1-Proc servers
  • SQL Server Technology is no longer a separate offering, a runtime version is in both SC 2012 STDand DC editions
  • License stacking is permitted for SC 2012 STD Edition to increase number of OSEs being managed, be aware of breakeven, its approx. 2.5 Virtual OSEs per processor.
  • Step-Up from SC 2012 STD to SC 2012 DC is permitted
  • Server MLs can manage applications running on a public cloud infrastructure through License Mobility for SA

System Center 2012 licensing for client management has been updated as well.

For more information on both server and client management licensing changes, there is a great Licensing FAQ posted HERE for Partner and HERE for Customers

Exchange 2010 ‚Äď Available on Volume Licensing‚Ķ

 

Exchange 2010

What’s New?

From a technical perspective we have a great overview here

From a licensing perspective, let’s have a look at the migration, transition and name changes

Firstly, Forefront for Exchange gets a name change to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

From a CAL perspective we have made some slight changes to the Standard CAL in relation to Managed Default Folders and from a Server perspective we are offering a License Grant for customers with Exchange Server STANDARD and active SA, all details below

Exchange Server 2010 Standard CAL

Managed Default Folders Licensed with Exchange Server 2010 Standard CAL

The right to access Managed Default Folder functionality in Exchange Server 2010 is conferred under the Exchange Server 2010 Standard and equivalent CALs.

An Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL or equivalent CAL is needed to access Managed Custom Folder functionality, but not Managed Default Folder functionality.

Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL

Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL with services is available in Campus and School, Open Value, Select and EA, and includes Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (for the user or device for which it is acquired) when SA coverage is (acquired and) active.

Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL is available with or without Software Assurance in Open and in neither case includes Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.

Exchange Server 2010

License Grant:

One-time License Grant of Exchange Server 2010 Standard to License Holders of Exchange Server 2007 Standard:

The ‚ÄúLocal Continuous Replication‚ÄĚ functionality in Exchange Server 2007 Standard is being replaced with the ‚ÄúMailbox Resiliency‚ÄĚ functionality in Exchange Server 2010 Standard. The ‚ÄúMailbox Resiliency‚ÄĚ functionality requires two running instances of Exchange Server 2010 Standard and consequently two server licenses.

As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from the ‚ÄúLocal Continuous Replication‚ÄĚ functionality to the ‚ÄúMailbox Resiliency‚ÄĚ functionality, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers the following:

  • One complimentary Exchange Server 2010 Standard license for each datacenter where the customer has at least one server licensed for Exchange Server 2007 Standard with active Software Assurance as of November 1, 2009.
  • Customers are still eligible to upgrade all of their qualifying licenses to Exchange Server 2010 Standard.
  • The grant of the additional license is intended to help offset any impact of the new licensing requirements.
  • Any licenses granted under this offer include Software Assurance coverage that terminates when coverage on the corresponding qualifying licenses expires.

Additional Offer

Customers with Software Assurance coverage expiring between November 1st, 2009 and November 1st, 2010 may renew coverage for the qualifying license and be deemed to have renewed coverage for the complimentary license.

In the subsequent Software Assurance renewal, Software Assurance for the complimentary Exchange Server 2010 Standard license will need to be renewed separately to maintain active Software Assurance.

Customers’ right to use the software under the complimentary Exchange Server 2010 Standard license is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.

A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.

The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.

Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Transition to System Management Suite Datacenter

 
Full details on the transition and migration path for existing customers on SMSE and new customers moving to SMSD

 

System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise is versionless and product use rights are determined by the status of System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Software Assurance coverage.  If coverage lapses, access rights under perpetual licenses are determined based on the product use rights in effect prior to the lapse in coverage. 

License Grant:

One-time License Grant of System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD) to License Holders of System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE):

As a one-time exception in connection with the transition of SMSE* from a suite that allows for the management of any number of OSEs on a licensed device to a suite that allows for the management of up to four OSEs on a licensed device, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on SMSE as of July 1, 2009 the following:

  • Four complimentary SMSD licenses for each qualifying SMSE license with active Software Assurance the customer has as of July 1, 2009.
  • Each set of four granted SMSD licenses must be assigned to a single device, and may not be separated for use on two or more devices.
  • The management rights associated with the complimentary SMSD licenses are granted in place of the management rights associated with the qualifying SMSE license. Upon the assignment of the granted SMSD licenses, the customer forfeits its management rights under the corresponding SMSE license.

Note: Any licenses granted under this offer are subject to the following limitation: Each set of granted SMSD licenses must be assigned to a single device.

 

Options at Software Assurance Renewal

Any licenses granted under this offer include Software Assurance Coverage that terminates when coverage on the corresponding qualifying licenses expires. Upon expiration of the Software Assurance coverage customers may renew their Software Assurance under one of the following options:

  • Customers may renew coverage for their original SMSE license. The management rights under the SMSE Software Assurance coverage will be determined by the rights applicable to the SMSE at the time of renewal. Upon renewal of the original SMSE license, the customer forfeits the rights to the four complimentary SMSD licenses.
  • Customers may renew coverage for the complimentary SMSD licenses:
    • Customers may renew coverage for all SMSD licenses in the set of four complimentary SMSD licenses granted under this offer.
    • Under this option, the requirement to assign the set of four licenses to a single device is waived.
    • Customers renewing their Software Assurance before July 1st, 2011 may renew coverage for two licenses in the set of four complimentary SMSD licenses granted under this offering. If they do so, they will be deemed to have renewed coverage for the four SMSD licenses within the same set. Under this option, the requirement to assign the set of four licenses to a single device will continue to apply upon renewal. In the subsequent Software Assurance renewal, customers may renew coverage for the SMSD licenses they need within each set of four complimentary SMSD licenses. At that time, different from the first renewal, any SMSD license for which coverage is not renewed will not continue to have Software Assurance coverage. The requirement to assign a set of four complimentary SMSD licenses to a single device is waived upon this subsequent renewal only if the coverage for all four SMSD licenses is renewed.

     

    Removing the limitation that each set of granted SMSD licenses must be assigned to a single device

    Any time prior to the first Software Assurance renewal after this grant, customers may remove the requirement that each set of granted SMSD licenses be assigned to a single device.

    They can do so by purchasing Software Assurance coverage for two SMSD licenses within a given set of four complimentary SMSD licenses.

    Customers’ right to use the software under the complimentary SMSD licenses is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses. A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software. The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires. Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

    *SMSE licensing changes are effective for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and for new releases of the other products included in the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (e.g. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2).

     

     

    System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter

    Customers purchasing System Center Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD) licenses to cover the management of servers with a minimum of four physical processors are eligible for the following offer. With each SMSD license purchased between July 1, 2009 and February 28th, 2010, a Volume Licensing Agreement customer will be deemed to have:

    • 1 complimentary SMSD license with Software Assurance coverage

    For example, a customer with a four-processor server may be fully licensed for SMSD for that server by purchasing two SMSD licenses and receiving two complimentary SMSD licenses through this offering.

    Use of software under this offer will be governed by the terms and conditions of the customer’s license agreement and the product use rights for System Center Operations Manager, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

    The customer’s right to use software under this offer is evidenced by their license agreement, evidence of their qualifying SMSD licenses, and this product condition note. The complimentary licenses granted under this offer expire upon expiration or termination of the qualifying SMSD licenses.

    Upon expiration of Software Assurance coverage for the qualifying licenses customer has the option to renew Software Assurance for complimentary licenses granted under this offering.

     

    Additional Offer

    Customers renewing their Software Assurance coverage before July 1st, 2011 are eligible for the following additional offer. Upon renewal of Software Assurance coverage for the qualifying SMSD licenses, customers will be deemed to have renewed Software Assurance coverage for the corresponding complimentary SMSD licenses. Coverage for the complimentary SMSD licenses will expire when the renewed coverage on the qualifying licenses expires. At that time, customers will have the option to renew coverage for both the qualifying licenses and the complimentary licenses. In that subsequent Software Assurance renewal, different than in the first renewal, coverage will lapse for any SMSD license (qualifying or complimentary) for which coverage is not renewed.

    *SMSE Note. These use rights apply to use of the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise license with versions of the corresponding System Center products released on or after July 1, 2009.  For products released prior to that date, customers may continue to manage OSEs on the licensed device as permitted in the product use rights for those products. If you are managing four virtual OSEs on the licensed device and the physical OSE is being used solely to run hardware virtualization software, provide hardware virtualization services, and run software to manage and service operating system environments on that device, then you may also manage the physical OSE

    Softricity to Softgrid to MDOP and eventually MAV – Transition Path

     

    I have had 2 emails on Softgrid <now Microsoft Application Virtualisation MAV>so please see below the transition path and new offerings

    SoftGrid is split into 2 options

    Softgrid CAL for TS and Softgrid for Windows Desktops <MAV>

    I want to be completely clear on this from the outset, SoftGrid for Windows Desktops is now part of MDOP offering and requires Windows OS + Software Assurance per device

    Lets look at Softgrid for TS Transition Plan first

    Softgrid CAL for Terminal Services 4.1

    Volume Licensing customers who meet the criteria below are eligible for complimentary Softgrid CALs for Terminal Services as described below:

    These terms apply unless conversion terms are otherwise stated in a previous agreement. 

    The right to access licensed software under the complimentary CALs is in place of access rights under the qualifying license.  A customer’s access of licensed software under the complimentary CALs is subject to the terms and conditions of the customer’s license agreement and the product use rights for the Softgrid CAL for Terminal Services.  Rights under the complimentary CALs expire when the rights under the corresponding qualifying licenses expire.

    In lieu of the version licensed under the complimentary CAL, customers may use an earlier Microsoft or Microsoft subsidiary version of the software. 

    For any version prior to Softgrid CAL for Terminal Services v4.1, media may not be available through volume licensing.

    • Customers who acquired qualifying licenses after July 17, 2006 may enroll their complimentary licenses into SA by the later of April 1, 2007 or 90 days from the date that the qualifying licenses were purchased.¬†
    • Customers with an active Softricity maintenance agreement as of July 17, 2006 may enroll their Softgrid CAL for Terminal Services licenses into SA by the later of April 1, 2007 or 90 days from the expiration of their Softricity maintenance agreement.

    SoftGrid for Windows Desktops <MAV> Transition Path

    Softgrid for Windows Desktops is ONLY available through MDOP, it is also not called SofGrid anymore, its now MAV

    Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance (MDOP) is an optional purchase available only to those customers who have Software Assurance on their Windows Desktop.  Therefore, customers must have Windows SA coverage for each desktop for which the subscription is licensed. 

    All customers with active Software Assurance Membership in any pool between July 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007 may use the latest version of the Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitor component of MDOP during the remaining term of their Software Assurance coverage.  This component may be used only on desktops and servers covered with Software Assurance. Customers’ use of this component is subject to the product use rights for MDOP and the terms and conditions of their agreement

    Transition from Softricity

    Customers who meet the following criteria are eligible for one complimentary license to use MDOP software:

    • Purchased the perpetual SoftGrid for Desktop license from Softricity, Inc. after July 17, 2006 or have active Softricity, Inc. Software Assurance coverage for perpetual SoftGrid for Desktop
    • Have active Software Assurance coverage for the Windows desktop operating system

    Customers who meet the following criteria are eligible for two complimentary license to use MDOP software:

    • Purchased the concurrent SoftGrid for Desktop license from Softricity, Inc. after July 17, 2006 or have active Softricity, Inc. Software Assurance coverage for concurrent SoftGrid for Desktop
    • Have active Software Assurance coverage for the Windows desktop operating system

    This offer expired December 31, 2007. Customers’ use of MDOP software under this offering is in place of Softgrid for Desktop.

    The complimentary MDOP licenses are subscription licenses that expire upon expiration of the corresponding Windows Software Assurance. Customers who renew their Windows Software Assurance coverage before December 31, 2009 (with no lapse in coverage) may continue to use MDOP during that renewal term until January 1, 2010. Continued use of MDOP on and after that date requires a new MDOP subscription.

    Customers’ decision to use MDOP in place of Softgrid under this offer is final. Customers who make that decision forfeit any ongoing right to use Softgrid upon the expiration of their MDOP subscription. Customers’ use of the MDOP software under this offering is subject to the terms and conditions of their license agreement and the product use rights for MDOP.

    Note: Microsoft SoftGrid CAL for Terminal Services license not included

    Note: MDOP licenses do not include a SoftGrid CAL for Terminal Services. These must be acquired separately.

    Desktop Standard GPOVault/Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)

    For desktops covered by MDOP licenses, the MDOP subscription will include GPOVault as of January, 2007.  Customers who license MDOP may acquire a license key from DesktopStandard for use of GPOVault until the release of AGPM (estimated to be mid-2007).  AGPM will replace GPOVault as a component of MDOP. The right to use GPOVault under MDOP licenses expires on the earlier of expiration of the MDOP license or December 31, 2007.

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    Transition path SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 and EBS 2008

     

    Designed for small businesses, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an affordable, integrated server solution that helps customers protect their business data, increase productivity and present a more professional image to their customers ‚Äď giving them the tools they need to help grow their business capacity.

     

    • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition
      • Comes with 5 CALs
    • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
      • Comes with 5 CALs
    • Windows SBS 2008 CAL Suite
      • User or Device – 1, 5 or 20 packs
      • Applicable for SBS 2008 Standard Edition and applicable for SBS 2008 Premium Edition for those users/devices not accessing the premium features of the server software (i.e. SQL Server)
    • Windows SBS 2008 CAL Suite for Premium Users or Devices
      • User or Device -1, 5 or 20 packs
      • Applicable for SBS 2008 Premium Edition for only those users/devices accessing the premium features of the server software

    Product Migrations

    • Existing or New Small Business Server customers may want to move to the Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 product offering (when it becomes available) based on their business growth. .
    • Existing or New SBS customers may want to move to the stand alone components of the SBS suite ‚Äď i.e. standalone Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server (in the case of Premium Edition).
    • Migration paths is now executed via a new program called Solutions Pathway, as below

    With the launch of the 2008 offerings, we have introduced the "solution Pathway", basically it will offer a tiered discount that will be applicable to all mobility scenarios, i.e., into, within, and out of WESS family of products, and will replace previously offered SKUs to achieve the same outcome.

    You will be able to make the purchase from MS COM Web sites. Upon entering your product key, the system will automatically validate and recognize what product you have and will provide the possible migration paths available to you. It will also automatically calculate the appropriate discount, depending on what changes you are making. The tiered discounts will be available to Partners and Customers and the range of the discounts will be announced

    Check out the solution pathway on the links below

  • Windows Small Business Server 2008

  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008

     

     

     

     

    SBS Transition Path

    SBS 2008 provides a wide range of new features and technologies, such as the newest Microsoft server products, new security services, marketing and collaboration capabilities, and management features.

    SBS 2003 R2 CALs with SA will upgrade to SBS 2008 CAL Suite or SBS 2008 CAL Suite for Premium Users or Devices, depending on which edition of SBS server software your SA rights entitle you to.

    SBS Premium Edition will have an additional copy of Windows Server 2008 with SQL Server Standard Edition – vs. Workgroup Edition in SBS 2003 Premium – to run on a second hardware box. This is in response to loud and clear feedback from partners and customers that they want that second box as a platform for critical business applications. Premium Edition can now also be used for Terminal Services access to applications.

    Note: With the release of SBS 2008, there will now be 2 CALs to align with the SBS Editions. In previous SBS releases, there was only one CAL that was applicable to both server editions ‚Äď this is no longer the case, we will offer Premium and Standard CALs dependant on features and functionality accessed by devices

    The product components that make up the SBS 2008 solution differ from SBS 2003 R2. Software Assurance customers will therefore be granted one-time licenses for the following :

    SBS 2003 R2 Component Product

    ISA 2006 + separate copy of Windows Server 2003 R2** until such time ISA successor product, Threat Management Gateway 2010, is released upon which, a TMG 2010 license will be granted.

    *Premium Edition
    ** ISA 2006 does not run on Windows Server 2008

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 Changes and notables:

    • ¬∑ Customers will be able to purchase single CALs, so they will pay only for the exact number of employees using the products.
    • ¬∑ SBS CALs now extend to other copies of Windows Server, SQL Server or Exchange Server on a SBS network ‚Äď no additional CALs required.
    • ¬∑ ‚ÄėPremium‚Äô CALs are required for ONLY those users or devices who are accessing the premium features (i.e. SQL Server 2008 for Small Business); all other users or devices can purchase ‚ÄėStandard‚Äô CALs.
    • SBS2008 will remain up to 75 Users/Devices and EBS2008 will support up to 300 users/Devices – more info

    Solution Pathway FAQ   http://www.microsoft.com/wess/en/us/solutions-pathway-faq.aspx

     

  • System Center Family – Migration and Transition Plans

     

    I meet up with James and Andrew to talk a little about System center as its a very popular topic, below you will find the new licensing rules and the exceptions granted under the new license terms

    Please refer to my additional blog entry for more info

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007

    The next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 R2 is System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Management License (Client ML)

    The next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) Client CML version 2003 R2 is System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Client Management License (Client ML).

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Enterprise Server Management License (Enterprise Server ML)

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML):

    The next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) Server CML version 2003 R2 is System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML).

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to License Holders of Systems Management Server 2003:As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (‚Äúper OSE‚ÄĚ) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for Systems Management Server 2003 as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Management Licenses at no additional charge:

    • One complementary Configuration Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License for every 10 qualifying Systems Management Server 2003 Server Configuration Management Licenses (CMLs) with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007.
    • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
    • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses. Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
    • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license‚Äôs coverage expires.
    • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
    • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.
    • Customers‚Äô right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
    • A customer‚Äôs use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
    • The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
    • Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

    System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with SQL Server 2005 Technology

    The next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 R2 w/SQL Tech 2005 is System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with SQL Server 2005 Technology.

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

    The next version of System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 is System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 effective as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license.
    • We will no longer offer a per device option. However, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Enterprise Server Management License (Enterprise Server ML)

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 effective as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license.
    • We will no longer offer a per device option. However, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML)

    The next version of System Center Data Protection Management License 2006 is System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML).

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. Summary of licensing model change for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 effective as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license.
    • We will no longer offer a per device option. However, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to License Holders of Data Protection Manager 2006: As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (‚Äúper OSE‚ÄĚ) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Management Licenses at no additional charge:

    One complementary Data Protection Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License for every 10 qualifying Data Protection Manager 2006 Data Protection Management Licenses (DPMLs) with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007

    • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
    • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses.
    • Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
    • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license‚Äôs coverage expires.
    • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
    • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.
    • Customers‚Äô right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
    • A customer‚Äôs use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
    • The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
    • Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

    System Center Essentials 2007

    One-time License Grant of System Center Essentials 2007 to License Holders of Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Workgroup Edition:

    As a one-time exception in connection with the discontinuation of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Workgroup Edition, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance for MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition as of June 30, 2007, the following System Center Essentials (Essentials) 2007 licenses at no additional charge, other than the media costs (if applicable). For each qualifying MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition license with Software Assurance:

    • One Essentials 2007 license

    The right to use Essentials 2007 under this offering is in place of the right to use MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition. Note that the combination of Essentials licenses granted above is equivalent to the Essentials 2007 license you can purchase in VL programs. Customers who migrate but require more than 10 Server MLs or more than 50 Client MLs may acquire them individually under their agreement. Essentials licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance coverage. That coverage will expire when the corresponding MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition coverage expires. Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the Essentials 2007 licenses.

    A customer’s use of Essentials 2007 under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the Essentials 2007 product use rights. The right to use Essentials 2007 expires when the corresponding MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition license expires. Customers may not transfer the Essentials 2007 licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding MOM 2005 Workgroup Edition licenses.

    System Center Operations Manager 2007

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

    Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other mnaged OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

    Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 with SQL Server 2005 Technology

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

    Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

    Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 Standard Server Management License (Standard Server ML)

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

    Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

    Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

    License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Operations Manager 2007 to License Holders of System Center Operations Manager 2007: As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (‚Äúper OSE‚ÄĚ) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for System Center Operations Manager 2007 as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Licenses at no additional charge:

    One complementary Operations Manager 2007 Standard Management License (Standard ML) for every 10 qualifying Operations Manager 2007 Standard Management Licenses with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007.

    • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
    • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses.
    • Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
    • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license‚Äôs coverage expires.
    • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
    • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.
    • Customers‚Äô right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
    • A customer‚Äôs use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
    • The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
    • Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 Enterprise Server Management License (Enterprise Server ML)

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

    Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

    Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

    License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Operations Manager 2007 to License Holders of System Center Operations Manager 2007: As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (‚Äúper OSE‚ÄĚ) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for System Center Operations Manager 2007 as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Operations Manager 2007 Management Licenses at no additional charge:

    One complementary Operations Manager 2007 Enterprise Management License (Enterprise ML) for every 10 qualifying Operations Manager 2007 Enterprise Management Licenses with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007.

    • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
    • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses.
    • Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
    • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license‚Äôs coverage expires.
    • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
    • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.

    Customers’ right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses. A customer’s use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software. The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires. Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 Client Management License (Client ML)

    Changes in the Licensing Model:

    The October 2007 Product Use Rights (PUR) documents a change in the Management Server licensing model. This change takes effect November 1, 2007 with the introduction of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The licensing model for System Center Operations Manager 2007 will also change in November to be consistent, but existing customers will have the options outlined below.

    Summary of licensing model change taking effect as of November 1, 2007 (please refer to October 2007 PUR for specific details):

    • Each managed server operating system environment (OSE) will now require a server management license, and
    • Any other managed OSEs (client, for example) will now require either a server management license or a user/OSE client management license.

    To support this, we have introduced two new management license types: a per user option and a per operating system environment (OSE) option. The per user option applies to client management licenses. The per OSE option applies to both client and server management licenses. We will no longer offer a per device option, other than for client management licenses purchased via the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites. Also, for servers, the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise permits management of any number of OSEs running on the device to which it is assigned, analogous to a per device option.

    Starting November 1, customers acquiring licenses for System Center Operations Manager under enrollments or Open agreements entered into prior to November 1, 2007 may use that software under the revised license terms. They also have the alternative of using the software under the license terms for System Center Operations Manager 2007 contained in the July 2007 Product Use Rights. With either option, customers must apply all of the license terms from the same Product Use Rights (either July or October) to all use of System Center Operations Manager 2007.

    Use of System Center Operations Manager 2007 by customers acquiring licenses under enrollments or Open agreements entered into on or after November 1, 2007 is subject to the revised license terms contained in the October 2007 PUR.

    System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise

    System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise is version-less and product use rights are determined by the status of System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise Software Assurance coverage. If coverage lapses, access rights under perpetual licenses are determined based on the product use rights in effect prior to the lapse in coverage.

    System Center Server Management Suite Standard

    The next version of System Center Standard Server Management License 2006 is System Center Server Management Suite Standard. System Center Server Management Suite Standard is version-less and product use rights are determined by the status of System Center Server Management Suite Standard Software Assurance coverage. If coverage lapses, access rights under perpetual licenses are determined based on the product use rights in effect prior to the lapse in coverage.

    License Grant: One-time License Grant of System Center Server Management Suite Standard to License Holders of System Center Server Management License: As a one-time exception in connection with the shift from per device to per operating system environment (‚Äúper OSE‚ÄĚ) licensing, we are granting Select, Enterprise, Open License, Open Value, and Campus and School customers with active Software Assurance on Management Licenses for System Center Server Management License as of November 1, 2007 the following System Center Server Management Suite Standard Management Licenses at no additional charge, other than the media costs (if applicable):

    One complementary Server Management Suite Standard ML for every 10 qualifying Server Management Licenses with active Software Assurance the customer holds as of November 1, 2007

    • A customer must have at least 10 qualifying Licenses of a single product to receive the License Grant.
    • No License Grant will be offered for fewer than 10 licenses.
    • Any licenses granted under this offer will include Software Assurance Coverage.
    • That coverage will expire when the corresponding qualifying license‚Äôs coverage expires.
    • Upon expiration of that coverage, customers may renew their Software Assurance on the license.
    • Customers must acquire the management server license for the appropriate product.
    • Customers‚Äô right to use the software is evidenced by this product condition note and evidence of their corresponding qualifying licenses.
    • A customer‚Äôs use of the software under this offer will be subject to the terms and conditions of its license agreement and the product use rights for the software.
    • The right to use the software under the complimentary licenses expires when the right to use software under the qualifying licenses expires.
    • Customers may not transfer the licenses granted under this offer separately from the corresponding qualifying licenses.

    Note on System Center Essentials and Product keys

    Product Key Requirements

    The technical limits of 30 Windows-based server OSEs and 500 Windows-based PC OSEs are effective across all distribution channels. However, whether product keys must be input to scale up to those limits is not consistent across distribution channels. Both the Essentials 2007 Server and each ML license pack require the input of product keys for purchases made through the Retail and OEM distribution channels to unlock the number of Windows-based PC and server OSEs which can be managed. It is not necessary to input the product keys for ML license packs purchased to manage other Windows-based OSEs and non-Windows-based OSEs. At this time, product keys are not required for purchases made through VL programs. This means that customers must decide carefully between Retail/OEM and VL channels before making their initial Essentials 2007 purchase because any subsequent purchases of ML packs will need to be made through the same channel due to the differences in product key input requirements. Customers who initially acquire Essentials 2007 through the OEM channel may purchase subsequent ML license packs with product keys through the Retail channel to scale up. For Retail and OEM purchases, a product key must be input during the Essentials 2007 setup as part of the product registration information section to unlock the management server software as well as ability to manage Windows-based PC and server OSEs based on the number of Client MLs and Server MLs included in the base configuration. Essentials 2007 sold through the Retail channel comes with the MLs to manage 10 server OSEs and 50 non-server OSEs. Essentials 2007 sold through the OEM channel may have different base configurations. When additional ML license packs are acquired, the associated product key can be entered through the Essentials 2007 Licensing Wizard to unlock the number of Windows-based PC and server OSEs that can be managed based on the MLs that you purchased. Only one product key is associated with each ML license pack, regardless of the number of MLs included in that license pack. The product key is delivered as part of the packaging in the Retail channel, and on the Certificate of Authenticity in the OEM channel.

    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