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  • Question

  • Hi,
     
    Has anyone seen any formal and detailed (key words = formal and detailed) document that lists all the rules and regulations and how things work for PPS clients in regards to M&A?  Here is what I am looking for:

    1. If a client owns PPS now, what do they get *TODAY*?  This needs to be answered for clients with and without SA.
    2. If a client owns both PPS and SharePoint now, what do they get *TODAY*?  This needs to be answered for clients with and without SA and for those who own SharePoint Standard CAL and SharePoint Enterprise CAL.
    3. If a client owns SharePoint (without owning PPS) with an Enterprise CAL now what do they get *TODAY*?  This also needs to be answered for clients with and without SA?
    4. If a client owns SharePoint (without owning PPS) with a Standard CAL now what do they get *TODAY*?  This also needs to be answered for clients with and without SA.
    5. Do any of these answers change with the next release of SharePoint (r14)?

    I have not been able to find anything on these so far that I would take to the bank so to speak.  I have clients and prospects asking and have no answers.  Anyone?

    Alan
    My Ramblings @ http://alanwhitehouse.wordpress.com
    Monday, February 2, 2009 4:44 PM

Answers

  • Hi Alan

    This is what we have found out so far:

    • MOSS E-cal customers who have purchased SA will be granted unrestricted PPS Servers and CALs, effective immediately at 1:1 ratio.
    • PPS customers who have purchased SA will be granted unrestricted SharePoint Servers, Standard and Enterprise CALs, effective immediately at 1:1 ratio.

    Hope it helps

    Tim


    http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs

    • Marked as answer by AseemN Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:29 PM
    Friday, February 6, 2009 5:24 PM

All replies

  • Perhaps someone at Microsoft has misplaced the document Alan?  Surely a professional corporation like them would have thought about all this before making the carefully planned announcement last week? ;)
    Monday, February 2, 2009 5:55 PM
  •  LOL! 
    My Ramblings @ http://alanwhitehouse.wordpress.com
    Monday, February 2, 2009 6:35 PM
  • Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?  Bueller?
    My Ramblings @ http://alanwhitehouse.wordpress.com
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 9:19 PM
  • Hello,

    I am researching these questions for you and will post a response once I hear back from a licensing expert.  If this is an urgent matter please send an email to
    pps_an@microsoft.com with these questions.  I apologize for the delay.

    Thank you,

    Aseem Nayar – MSFT




    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 10:11 PM
  • Hi Alan

    This is what we have found out so far:

    • MOSS E-cal customers who have purchased SA will be granted unrestricted PPS Servers and CALs, effective immediately at 1:1 ratio.
    • PPS customers who have purchased SA will be granted unrestricted SharePoint Servers, Standard and Enterprise CALs, effective immediately at 1:1 ratio.

    Hope it helps

    Tim


    http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs

    • Marked as answer by AseemN Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:29 PM
    Friday, February 6, 2009 5:24 PM
  • Tim,

    That is what I have heard as well, however, I still can't find anything that has been published formally by Microsoft that I can show to clients.   Is your information published publically anywhere?

    Alan
    My Ramblings @ http://alanwhitehouse.wordpress.com
    Friday, February 6, 2009 7:33 PM
  • Hi Alan

    No I expect that it's from the same source that you have.  By all accounts the secret to SharePoint licencing is that if you don't get the answer you want the first time then ask again lol

    Tim
    http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs
    Friday, February 6, 2009 10:18 PM