Last post Feb 05, 2007 03:56 PM by Rich2006
Feb 01, 2007 05:21 PM|Rich2006|LINK
I need the answer to what I thought were some pretty basic SPLA questions. I have had HP working this for days now and I am still none the wiser as to what I actually need in terms of licensing, and I dont beleive they are either!!
I today got a message from MS via HP which stated for LCS hosting my customers would require an LCS Enterprise Basic SAL, a Windows 2003 Std SAL and a SQL Std SAL. Is this correct? Totting these figures up sure makes a single LCS account expensive (£~8.00),
and I have seen LCS hosting solutions for £3.89 per user. How can this be right?
Also can someone tell me what licenses I need for a hosted Sharepoint Services 3.0 environment. I keep getting information back from MS that relates to Sharepoint Server 2007!!!!
Any help would be soooooooooooooo much appreciated. This SPLA malarky is driving me insane![*-)] It should be much simpler than this!!!!
Feb 02, 2007 08:45 AM|Steve@Planet|LINK
The HMC/WbH solutions includes Windows Sharepoint Services, which is free. (then the OS licenses remain but there is no cost per user).
For LCS, I would have thought there is only the LCS SAL and then the OS licenses (per month per CPU etc).
Although, a Microsoft Hosting Account Manager would be able to confirm this.
Feb 02, 2007 03:49 PM|Rich2006|LINK
Thanks for this. Wouldn't there stilll be a Windows 2003 SAL required per user, providing you are not licensing via PL?
Regarding the account manager, yes you would think so. So far my experience with HP and MS has been terrible. All HP do is pass it on to MS and then when I get an answer from them it appears not to be correct, does anyone understand this stuff? I am still
waiting for an answer from HP regarding where I can get Exchange 2003 media from seeing as it is no longer on their system in the English language, I have been waiting a week for a simple answer..................
Feb 04, 2007 08:45 PM|thefatbrain|LINK
Technically, HP 's answer is correct because they are assuming that you will need to use Windows and SQL for the infrastructure, and you will need the LCS SAL for the IM services. And this is the cheapest way to acquire that if you are deploying "1" user!
However, oftentime, you would be deploying thousands of user. So my suggestion is you acquire Windows and SQL usage by PL, and only acquire LCS by SAL...that would be cheaper in long run.
Feb 05, 2007 03:56 PM|Rich2006|LINK
Well we all have to start somewhere [:)]
I agree that would be the cheapest solution in the long run, however it's pretty expensive for a small hosting company offering hosted solutions to the SMB market to swallow if they dont yet have any customers. I would see those volumes of users way off
It's the SQL SAL that is the expensive part of this