Licensing and Pricing FAQ

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Transitions between Versions

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Q.  Do I get rights to the Outlook client when I purchase Exchange Server 2010 licenses?

Q.  I currently use Mailbox Manager in Exchange Server 2003 or Managed Folders in Exchange Server 2007. How do I license similar functionality in Exchange Server 2010?

Q.  I used Single Copy Cluster (SCC), Local Continuous Replication (LCR), Stand-by Continuous Replication (SCR), or Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) in Exchange Server 2003/2007 for mailbox server high availability. What are my high-availability options in Exchange Server 2010?

General Pricing & Licensing

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Q.  Does the Enterprise CAL require the Enterprise Server or vice versa?

Q.  What are the licensing implications if I choose to run Exchange Server 2010 in a virtual machine rather than directly on a physical server?

Q.  Is the Exchange External Connector license still available for companies that want to offer email to non-employees such as corporate alumni or retirees?

Q.  How should I license occasional users that are not employees or contractors of my company?

Q.  If several users share the same desktop, do they each need an Exchange Enterprise CAL?

Q.  Are there any licensing pre-requisites for Exchange 2010 CALs?

Q.  Are there any licensing pre-requisites for Exchange 2010 Servers?

Q.  Can a customer purchase certain features like Archiving or Unified Messaging separately from the Exchange Enterprise CAL?

Q.  Are there still “services” included with the Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CAL?

Q.  Can a customer purchase the Exchange Enterprise CAL without Services?

Q.  Which Product Suites can I purchase Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 as part of?

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