Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 licensing model is set up in a similar way to its predecessor. There are three types of licenses that need to be considered:
A Server License needs to be assigned for every instance that the server software runs. These server licenses are available in the Standard and Enterprise Edition.
Client Access Licenses (CALs)
Client Access Licenses are required for users and devices that access the server. As the name suggests, User CALs are for actual users, not matter how many different devices they use.
External Connector Licenses
External Connector Licenses are particularly useful in scenarios where the number of CALs required cannot be determined definitively. It gives access to an unlimited number of CALs accessing the Exchange Server.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 has significant improvements over Exchange Server 2010.
Access email and documents
Site Mailboxes which allow users to access both email and documents through the same user interface.
Improved touch features
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 has also improved its touch features, making it more user-friendly on touch devices.
Access from anywhere
All administrative functions can be accessed from anywhere, thanks to one comprehensive web-based tool.
Perhaps the most significant is the introduction of
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Data Loss Prevention helps system administrators protect sensitive company data from being leaked.
The SharePoint integration has opened up a world of features for users, like Email Alerts that help track your documents even after they have been emailed.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 has a great option if you require 5 or more server licenses:
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
The Standard Open Business and Enterprise Open Business licenses are available for 5 or more servers, with the option to add more at a later stage.
Choose the right licensing model
As expected, organizations have the choice of purchasing User CALs Open Business and Device CALs Open Business. In addition to the regular licensing options, Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is also available through cost-effective volume licensing, under the Open Business licensing model. The combination of these CALs would depend on your organization’s specific needs.
Microsoft Exchange Online
Exchange Online guarantees 99.9% uptime and this is implemented with a service level agreement with financial backing. That’s how committed Microsoft is to keeping your system running.