"Outlook 2007 grant for Exchange Server 2003 CAL customers"

Just in-case you haven't already read about the fundamental change to the Exchange/Outlook 2007 CAL licensing, it's worth covering here.. unless you were on Exchange Server 2003 with Software Assurance at 30th November 2006 you will not be able to automatically use Outlook 2007 when you upgrade to  Exchange Server 2007. 

"Unlike prior versions, Exchange Server 2007 Standard or Enterprise does not include the right to install Outlook on devices for which CALs are obtained. However, for each Exchange Server CAL, Core CAL Suite or Enterprise CAL Suite with active Software Assurance coverage as of November 30, 2006, customers will be granted one Office Outlook 2007 license. The right to use Outlook under that license expires upon expiration of the corresponding CAL. Use of Outlook under this offering is subject to the customers’ license agreement and the product use rights for that product. If Software Assurance coverage on the corresponding CAL is maintained continuously (i.e., renewed with no lapse in coverage), and one later version of Office Outlook (i.e., N+1, where N=Office Outlook 2007) is made available prior to the expiration of that coverage, customers’ license will be for that version instead. Alternatively, customers are eligible to acquire Software Assurance coverage for that Office Outlook license, provided that coverage is acquired by February 28, 2007. Customers who wish to acquire Software Assurance coverage for Office Outlook after that date must first acquire a new license for the version of Office Outlook that is current at the time coverage is acquired. "

There's more coverage of this here, here and here.

Chris Meirick on December 29, 2006 at 02:19 AM in Useful Info
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