For those that are unfamiliar with DPM 2007 licensing, we just released a licensing podcast on Edge.Technet.com
In that DPM podcast on Edge, after we talk about the DPM licenses themselves, we talk about some cool benefits of acquiring your DPML’s within the SMSE, instead of as ‘standalone’ licenses. And now, it gets even better !
With the acquisition of 200 or more System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) licenses between December 1st 2008 and June 30th 2009, a Select, Select Plus or Enterprise Agreement customer will be deemed to have:
- 5 System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 server licenses
- 1 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 server license
- 1 System Center Operations Manager 2007 server license
Use of the above software licenses will be governed by the terms and conditions of the customer’s license agreement and the product use rights for the above products.
The customer’s right to use the above referenced products under this offering is evidenced by their license agreement, evidence of their qualifying SMSE licenses, and this product condition note. The right to use the above referenced server licenses expires upon expiration or termination of the qualifying SMSE licenses.
The customer has the option to acquire Software Assurance for the server licenses granted under this offering. That coverage must be acquired by no later than June 30th, 2009. Customers without media for any of the above products should contact their reseller for media fulfillment options. Media fulfillment charges may apply.
So, as you are looking at acquiring DPM 2007 (with SP1 eminently), if you are also looking at other management technologies from Microsoft, the SMSE is the right way to go — and make sure you take advantage of this offer, if you can!