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Today at the
Microsoft Hosting summit, we announced license
mobility, to offer customers the flexibility to deploy application
servers on-premises or hosted by Service Providers in the cloud.
July 1, 2011, this will give customers the ability to deploy their
application server licenses covered by Software Assurance (SA), to a hosted
environment on shared hardware without any additional licensing costs.
mobility will cover application servers such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft
Exchange Server, Microsoft Lync Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft
System Center servers, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Beyond maintaining Software
Assurance, there is not an additional purchase requirement for customers to
take advantage of the extended license mobility rights. Note that products under the Windows Server operating
system, Windows Client operating system, Desktop Applications and Developer
Tools licensing models are excluded from License Mobility.
licensing updates announced today include:
information about the new Software Assurance benefit of volume license mobility
visit our information: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/value-of-volume-licensing.aspx#tab=4.