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It was recently published an amazing article about DPM licensing… So many customers come to me asking me all of these questions regarding licensing, and because on my role we don’t deal with that we always end up kind of passing the question to other people in Microsoft…
With this article from the so well known Jason Buffington my life and others is easier now on these tricky subjects…
A small summary is here, however if you want to know the full story please visit Jason’s Article:
If you already have ECAL, then you already have the Client licenses for DPM 2010 and can begin protecting your Windows client machines (and probably not have to renew whatever third-party backup software is currently backing up your workstations).
If you already have the System Center SMSE or SMSD suites, then you can protect your Windows application, file and virtualization servers because you already own Enterprise licenses for DPM. See money saving note above.
And if you are a midsized organization that has been excitedly looking forward to SC Essentials 2010, then you will soon be able to purchase the SC Essentials Plus suites for both your clients and your servers.
I hope this was helpful…
Another great achievement on the Exchange Universe… Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3!!!!
I am very pleased to let you all know that Exchange Server 2007 SP3 is available for download. As we highlighted in Updates to the Exchange Supportability Matrix this past November, this third service pack for Exchange 2007 enables Exchange 2007 to be installed on the Windows Server 2008 R2 version of the operating system. We heard you loud and clear that this is enormously important to our Exchange 2007 customers, so we worked quickly to deliver SP3 in order to meet this requirement.
Download Exchange 2007 SP3 here…
Keep the feedback coming and for those of you evaluating all the good stuff packed into Exchange Server 2010, don't miss the beta of Exchange Server 2010 SP1. You can read about SP1 here…
Kevin Allison General Manager - Exchange Customer Experience