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FIM2010 licensing model is changing as of 1st of april 2015 RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Source: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/products/products.aspx
    Download the “Microsoft Product Use Rights (WW, English, April 2015)” document at http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/Downloader.aspx?DocumentId=8488

    In short, prior to 1st of april 2015, you required

    • a FIM server license for every FIM server installed and a CAL for every user managed in the FIM Service, or
    • Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 External Connector

    After 1st of april 2015:

    • Windows Server license (Standard & Datacenter) will include FIM server entitlement
    • FIM Server 2010 R2 licenses will not be available anymore on the price lists

    The FIM server will no longer be sold as a separate license, but instead Windows Server licenses will allow customers to install the FIM Server software.
    Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP) and any suite that contains AADP, including Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS), will also entitle users to access FIM.
    Since FIM users already required a Windows Server CAL or equivalent to access FIM running on Windows Server, no additional Windows Server CALs (or Windows Server External Connector) will be required.

    More info here:


    Peter Geelen (Microsoft Belgium) - Premier Field Engineer Security Identity

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    Thursday, April 2, 2015 11:14 AM
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  • Hello,

    as you can not bye a FIM Server license any more, I assume that this also apply to already purchased Windows Server licenses,right ?

    /Peter


    Peter Stapf - ExpertCircle GmbH - My blog: JustIDM.wordpress.com

    Thursday, April 2, 2015 11:46 AM
  • Interesting...so this almost sounds like MS won't be "selling" FIM/MIM anymore (since its being given away)...so is there any real future in the product? Hmm...
    Monday, April 6, 2015 10:01 PM
  • It's more or less the same discussion as to ADLDS, RMS and ADFS.

    The MIM roadmap recently has been presented (eg on TechEd) and you see there are significant investments, updated features and important scenario's to support the Identity Manager's future.

    That roadmap and the change in licensing model are clear indications that MS is focussing on making Identity Manager more cloud-ready and better integrated with Microsoft’s cloud-based identity management solutions, especially Azure Active Directory, and enable more hybrid and cloud-first scenarios.

    MS is making a licensing model change to better align with the user-based models of the MS cloud identity and mobility offers.
    This change will also allow you to more readily implement high availability, redundant, and load-balanced multi-server deployments, and thus enable more advanced scenarios for your organization.

    Let's meet in 5 year (or 10 year), at the end of (extended) support of MIM and discuss what the future has brought us.


    Peter Geelen (Microsoft Belgium) - Premier Field Engineer Security Identity

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    Monday, April 6, 2015 11:01 PM
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  • Does anyone know where the binary's are available for users with a Windows Server license then? :)

    /Frederik Leed

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:28 PM
  • Hello,

    Current solution is to download it like before from VLSC: https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx

    Regardless if you already purchased it or using Windows Server license from now on.

    This is the answer I got from Product Group a few minutes ago.

    /Peter


    Peter Stapf - ExpertCircle GmbH - My blog: JustIDM.wordpress.com

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 3:00 PM
  • Thanks for the update, great info.

    Wish I could just ignore things like this, but you have a typo:

    "FIM Server 2010 R2 lices will not be available anymore on the price lists"

    should read:

    "FIM Server 2010 R2 licenses will not be available anymore on the price lists"

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6:01 PM
  • Fixed.

    Peter Geelen (Microsoft Belgium) - Premier Field Engineer Security Identity

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    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 8:02 PM
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