Licensing How To: When do I need a Client Access License (CAL)?

UPDATE: 3/26/14 We appreciated the active dialogue in the comments section on this topic. We agree that there are some good questions raised in the comments section which we'd like to address and appreciate your patience in doing so. Please see additional information following the main body of the article below. Also, we've included some…

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Licensing How To: Using Office 365 user licenses to meet CAL requirements

Summary:  If you deploy workloads into Office 365 and maintain existing on premises workloads, or in some cases, deploy additional on premises servers to support a hybrid configurations- how do you maintain access to on premises servers.  It really doesn’t matter if your long term goal is to move to the cloud entirely, or maintain…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Two Questions on SQL Server Licensing

A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Licensing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Louise Ulrick is a UK-based licensing consultant and trainer with experience spanning three decades; she began running licensing training courses all the way back in 1995.  Today, Louise continues to love licensing and works all over the world on behalf…

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Switching between Device and User CALs

The Licensing How To series posts are provided by our Customer Service Presales and Licensing team members.  These scenario based licensing topics are written on trending topics and issues based on their interactions with customers, Partners and field sellers.  For more posts from the Licensing How To series, search the “Licensing How To” tag on…

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Case Studies Provide Tips for Successful Software Licensing

Microsoft Volume Licensing serves organizations worldwide of virtually all sizes, from those with just a few employees to those with tens of thousands dispersed across the globe. Seeing similarities between your organization’s needs and the success achieved by another company through a case study is a great way to help inform your choices. With this…

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