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  • i want to develop a sharepoint dashboard and make it available through internet on a webbrowser. About 500 users may access it. How many sharepoint licenses do i need?
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, September 5, 2011 2:38 PM licensing q (From:SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, September 5, 2011 9:41 AM

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  • The main point to note with the SharePoint for Internet version (which doesn't need CALs and is the equivalent in what it covers to the Enterprise version) is that there are severe restrictions in what you can do *internally* when using such a license.

    In other words it is often a very good solution (as cheaper) for Internet Only applications but in most cases the restrictions on internal use mean that in most mixed (Intranet / Internet) solutions you will need to go for the standard MOSS 2007 Enterprise Edition + the necessary CALs (and, yes, you will in addition to Standard and Enterprise MOSS CALs also need an SQL CAL for each user - the attempt to state that only one SQL CAL is needed because only "SharePoint" is connecting to the database system has been tried many times and has failed just as many times) and (as Steven mentioned) a MOSS Internet Connector (ca 30K) + a Server Internet Connector (ca 2K) for each server connected to the Internet is what is usually the most sensible approach that covers licensing requirements.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:14 AM
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 11:21 AM

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  • you need 500 Enterprise CAL  if you use BI components of Sharepoint ( for exalmple: PerformancePoint ) because it's a part of Sharepoint Enterprise Version

    you can evaluate purchasing a Sharepoint FIS Enterprise license (sharepoint For Internet Site Enterprise) with unlimited users.

    and 500 CAL of SQL obviously :-)

     

     


    Alessandro Galanti | Microsoft Technology Specialist
    • Proposed as answer by Rashu,Rahul Monday, September 5, 2011 12:12 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, September 5, 2011 2:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by Santhosh1985 Tuesday, September 6, 2011 5:30 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Santhosh1985 Tuesday, September 6, 2011 6:29 AM
    Monday, September 5, 2011 10:37 AM
  • >  if you use BI components of Sharepoint ( for exalmple: PerformancePoint ) because it's a part of Sharepoint Enterprise Version

    Performance Point 2007 is NOT part of the MOSS 2007 Enterprise Version. It is a separate product, however having a MOSS 2007 Enterprise *license* does allow you to use Performance Point 2007


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Monday, September 5, 2011 2:37 PM
  • > you need 500 Enterprise CAL 

    This is also only partly true.

    You need BOTH 500 Standard CALs AND 500 Enterprise CALs.

    The Enterprise CALs (which cost roughly the same as Standard CALs) are only usable in addition to Standard CALs. Otherwise as the product (MOSS 2007) itself costs the same for the Enterprise version as for the Standard version, no-one would ever choose the Standard version. The reason they do is because CALs costs are roughly double what they would be for a Standard installation (where only Standard CALs are needed of course).

     

    (I hope the OP who has already marked the incorrect answer, sees this. Apologies for missing the second piece of incorrect information in the post)


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 5:37 AM
    • Thank you all,
                        If you could also throw some light on the following
                        a) the differences between FIS and normal Enterprise License in terms of access restrictions and whether after going for 500 Enterprise CAL of another 500 CAL of SQL would be necessary?
                       b) Now for example http://www.dundas.com/dashboard/online-examples/demos/Retail-Sales-Performance-Dashboard.aspx this is the kind of dashboard i want to develop and make available online for about 500 users. Can i do this without going for enterprise CAL licenses with just FIS license alone?  If yes why would i need 500 CAL of SQL for this?
      The reason i cannot comprehend the necessity of 500 CAL of SQL license is that all the web applications we use interms of social networking sites, our online banking, Emails all of them use databases.  Does the hosting companies pay like Facebook or yahoo or HSBC pay CAL for those databases if that database is per say SQL?
      Please bear if the questions are silly and novice, am new to this arena.
      Thanks,
      Santhosh

     

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    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 6:29 AM
  • I'd also add that if it is restricted to 500 specific users then you can use CALs, but if it's publically available and you're estimating 500 users you will probably need the FIS / Internet Connector licensing.
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 10:42 AM
  • The main point to note with the SharePoint for Internet version (which doesn't need CALs and is the equivalent in what it covers to the Enterprise version) is that there are severe restrictions in what you can do *internally* when using such a license.

    In other words it is often a very good solution (as cheaper) for Internet Only applications but in most cases the restrictions on internal use mean that in most mixed (Intranet / Internet) solutions you will need to go for the standard MOSS 2007 Enterprise Edition + the necessary CALs (and, yes, you will in addition to Standard and Enterprise MOSS CALs also need an SQL CAL for each user - the attempt to state that only one SQL CAL is needed because only "SharePoint" is connecting to the database system has been tried many times and has failed just as many times) and (as Steven mentioned) a MOSS Internet Connector (ca 30K) + a Server Internet Connector (ca 2K) for each server connected to the Internet is what is usually the most sensible approach that covers licensing requirements.


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:14 AM
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 11:21 AM