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Windows SharePoint Services conforms to the Windows Server 2003 licensing model.

The usage of the Windows SharePoint Services on Windows Server 2003 Web Edition, is limited to front-end Web serving tasks. The data storage portion of Windows SharePoint Services may not be installed or used on Windows Server 2003 Web Edition.

Versions

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Server and client access licensing. For each server, or each server in a farm, a valid server license must be purchased. For each client accessing Office SharePoint Server 2007, a Standard CAL must be purchased. To enable the enterprise features of Office SharePoint Server 2007, an Enterprise CAL, in addition to the Standard CAL, must be purchased. Once the enterprise features are enabled on a server, clients accessing that server, or farm of servers, should have a valid Enterprise CAL in addition to their Standard CAL when accessing the enterprise functionality.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites
Per Server licensing only. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet Sites is for running extranet and Internet sites and should not be accessed by employees creating, sharing, or collaborating on content which is for internal use only (for example as a corporate intranet).
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites includes all the standard and enterprise functionality of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search Enterprise Edition
Per Server licensing only. For each server, or each server in a farm, a valid server license must be purchased.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search Standard Edition
Per Server licensing only. For each server, or each server in a farm, a valid server license must be purchased.

Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007
Per Server and Client access licensing. For each server, or each server in a farm, a valid server license must be purchased. For each client accessing Office Forms Server 2007, a Forms CAL must be purchased.

Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 for Internet sites
Per Server licensing only. Office Forms Server 2007 for Internet sites is for running forms solutions on extranet and Internet sites and should not be used for forms solutions for internal use only (for example, a forms solution on your corporate intranet).

Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 for Internet sites includes all the functionality of Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007.

CAL Licenses

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
For each client computer or user accessing Office SharePoint Server 2007, a Standard CAL must be purchased. To access the enterprise features of Office SharePoint Server 2007, an additional Enterprise CAL is required.

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard CAL: Enables a user to access the collaboration, portal, search, and enterprise content management capabilities of Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise CAL:An additive CAL that provides additional capabilities for line of business data search, business process and forms capabilities (such as Web-based Microsoft Office InfoPath forms) and business intelligence capabilities (including report center sites, the ability to build interactive dashboards, and Excel Services).

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet Sites
No CAL is required. Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet Sites is licensed per server and does not require client access licenses. Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet Sites cannot be accessed by internal users for creating, sharing, and collaborating on content that is for internal use only (for example as a corporate intranet).

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server for Search Enterprise Edition
No CAL is required. Office SharePoint Server for Search Enterprise Edition is licensed per server and does not require CALs.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server for Search Standard Edition
No CAL is required. Office SharePoint Server for Search Standard Edition is licensed per server and does not require CALs.

Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007
For each client computer accessing Office Forms Server 2007, a Forms CAL must be purchased.

 

Web Facing

Internet facing web site: where content, information, and applications are meant to be used by external, non-employees. For example as a company’s web presence, informational website, community usage (wikis/blogs/discussion lists) , or an e-commerce website.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites*

Extranet web site: where internal and external, employees and non-employees, can collaborate on content, information, and applications that are not being used exclusively for internal organizational use.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites*

Internal Intranet Portal or team site: where internal users, or employees, can collaborate on content, information, and applications that are meant for internal organizational use.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 along with Client Access Licenses

 

Pricing

See here : http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/FX102176831033.aspx?ofcresset=1

 

Thanks to Microsoft for all the above infomation

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2007 6:39 PM | Back to top


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