Managing Microsoft Client Access Licenses (Part 3 of 3)
Microsoft is delivering Cloud services through products such as Intune and Office 365. These products add a layer of complexity to the Client Access License (CAL) software asset management challenge.
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers have the option to trade their on premises perpetual licenses for subscriptions for Office 365 and Intune. Access to server workloads such as SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Project is already part of the subscription delivered with Office 365. As a result, the Microsoft Office 365 online subscription overlaps, to some extent, and does not exactly match the entitlement delivered with the Core and Enterprise CAL Suites. For customers already owning Core or Enterprise CAL Suites, a migration is path is provided with the CAL Suite Bridges. The overall idea is to break the existing CAL suites into (1) the products(s) subscribed from Microsoft cloud services and (2) the remaining entitlements not covered by these subscriptions. These are regrouped into what are called CAL Suite Bridges as shown in the first table below:
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