No "Standard" license available in MSDN?
Hi, Looks like only an "Enterprise" license is available in MSDN subscriptions for SharePoint Server 2013. Also the evaluation (Trial) license is "Enterprise". Is there a way to obtain a "Standard" license for evaluation purposes?
November 22nd, 2012 7:28am
Same here, i don't think standard license is made available yet, or rather not sure if it will be available in SP2013Raghavendra Shanbhag | Blog: http://moss-solutions.blogspot.com Please click "Propose As Answer " if a post solves your problem or "Vote As Helpful" if a post has been useful to you. Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
November 22nd, 2012 9:21am
Hi jhrecife and Raghavendra. http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2012/11/12/introduction-to-user-license-enforcement-in-sharepoint-server-2013.aspx prescribes the PowerShell commands to assign different licensing to users in a SharePoint 2013 Farm. By default, Standard and Enterprise for SharePoint server are both available for these PowerShell commands, which would seem to indicate that a "Standard" key is forthcoming -- "When User License Enforcement is disabled, only Standard and Enterprise (based on SKU) is logged". From the Article: "The assignment of license is based on individual users Active Directory security group membership. There are five basic CAL categories that may be assigned which include Standard, Enterprise, Project, Duet, and WAC..." In the previous version of SharePoint, Standard and Enterprise Server could be installed from the same media and were only differentiated by the key code entered. Although I have not seen a Standard license, it would seem to me that you could use the PowerShell shown above and disable Enterprise Features to give yourself a workable test environment. Hope this helps, Troy Lanphier -- MCT/MCSE/MCITP SharePoint Server 2010 Administration -- Author: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Inside Out -- http://blog.sharepointcookbook.com
November 22nd, 2012 9:39pm
My understanding based on the User Licensing Enforcement in SharePoint Server 2013 indicates that licensing of CALS (Standard or Enterprise) is at User Level and the farm administrator also need to enable license checks on SharePoint. By default user licensing will be disabled and all the users will have access to enterprise feature Enabling the license check in SharePoint will block the users to access enterprise feature on run-time if they don't have enterprise cal. If this is true an organization might not have both versions of SharePoint deployed separately and only one Key of Enterprise should server the purpose. If you have look at this article Configure licensing in SharePoint Server 2013 Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013 Standard | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise. Indicates that there can be only one key. FYI :http://www.wictorwilen.se/sharepoint-2013-a-look-at-the-new-options-for-managing-users-and-their-licensing Raghavendra Shanbhag | Blog: http://moss-solutions.blogspot.com Please click "Propose As Answer " if a post solves your problem or "Vote As Helpful" if a post has been useful to you. Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
November 22nd, 2012 11:22pm
Though its not clear yet that there will be a be a standard licenses key, but it is confirmed that SharePoint 2013 will have features categorized into Foundation, Standard and Enterprise edition. For complete list check this out http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx#bkmk_FeaturesOnPremiseRaghavendra Shanbhag | Blog: www.SharePointColumn.com Please click "Propose As Answer " if a post solves your problem or "Vote As Helpful" if a post has been useful to you. Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
January 8th, 2013 12:24pm