SUMMARY: Knowing who, when, and what needs a Client Access License (CAL) is a great question and one our team answers often. Under most scenarios, CAL requirements are generally straight forward, however, there are several specific scenarios which we address below. In this Licensing How To post, we cover the basics of Client Access Licensing, and recap a few common scenarios which may apply to you.
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 this blog.
It’s a question we answer daily, “I have scenario X, Y, or Z. Do I need a CAL?” Server software licensed via the Server / CAL licensing model always requires some sort of server license (which may be per instance or per processor depending on the Product) as well Client Access Licenses (CALs) for users and/or devices to access the server software. However, the question of who or what needs a CAL, along with any noted exceptions, varies by product.
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Beautiful anytime, but certainly welcome in time for St. Patrick’s Day, are some new Windows desktop themes from Ireland, and sound alerts based on traditional Celtic music. There’s also a new batch rainbows to choose from, shown shining over landscapes from Wales to Madagascar.
For those who want a single image, you can try dramatic new wallpaper in which a rainbow arcs over the lush green Irish landscape, from photographer Michael Poecki, shown above.
Rayman is off on a new fleet-footed adventure in “Rayman Fiesta Run.” It’s a party full of Rayman’s characteristic running, jumping and flying, with a few new powers such as swimming, sliding and the Super Punch.
Dell has announced a new member of its mobile workstation lineup: the Dell Precision M2800.
The 15-inch mobile workstation shares many mobile workstation attributes and capabilities with more expensive offerings, but starts at just $1,199 -- a lower price-point compared with other 15-inch mobile workstation PCs.
Travel blogger Monica Suma calls both New York City and Romania home. But really, she’s at home around the world, and says with the help of Skype video calling, she has shared priceless travel memories and “Skype Moments.”
Eight years ago, when she moved to New York City, she started using Skype as a way to stay in touch with family and friends in Romania. Skype, she says, became a “daily ritual” as a way to connect with people around the world, whether at home or on the road, including fellow travel writers.
We recently published volume 15 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. This volume of the report contains detailed data on the types of phishing attacks Microsoft products helped to block during the first half of 2013. For the first time ever, the report also contains data on phishing attacks that targeted mobile device users; data on the phishing sites that Windows Phone 8 devices encountered provides valuable insights into one of the ways attackers are trying to take advantage of the rapidly growing number of mobile devices coming online. Read more
Microsoft has been nominated in two categories of The Festival of Media Global Awards 2014, an international showcase of future trends in the advertising industry. Taking place from April 6-8 in Rome, the festival organization bestowed upon Microsoft a place in both the Best Entertainment Platform and Best Contribution to Campaign by a Media Owner categories.