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  • 1. December Edition - 2005 Table of Contents Highlights What’s In & What’s Out 2 Check Out the New and Improved Microsoft Incentives and Promotions Site! 5 Promotions The IW BMO Announces the Launch of EPM Partner Services Subsidy Promotion 5 Microsoft® Office Professional 2003 Partner Services Promotion 7 Microsoft® Office Integrated Communications Promotion 9 Renew your Exchange licenses under EA or SA and get Microsoft Office Live 10 Communications Server at the SA-only price Are Rising Traveling Costs Affecting your Budget this Year? Leave your bags in the closet: 11 Use Live Meeting free for 14 days Licensing News Microsoft® Terminal Server Licensing Changes and Transition Plan 14 Licensing Microsoft Server Products with Microsoft Virtual Server R2 and Other 19 Virtual Machine Technologies Microsoft Office System Product of the Month 28 SQL Server 2005 is now available! 29 Visual Studios 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Better Together 32 MSDN License Administration 39 Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Now Available 39 Events Webcasts 44 What’s In & What’s Out 1
  • 2. What's IN Visual Studio Test Agent 2005 Win32 English Disk Kit SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 x64 All Lng MVL 1 MVL CD Processor License Visual Studio Test Agent 2005 All Lng MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn x64 All Lng SA MVL 1 Processor License Processor License Visual Studio Test Agent All Lng SA MVL 1 Processor SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn x64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack License MVL 1 Processor License Visual Studio Test Agent All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 x64 All Lng MVL Processor License Visual Studio Test Agent English CmprhnKit MVL CD SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn x64 All Lng SA MVL SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn x64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack Visual Studio Test Agent English Subscr MVL CD MVL SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 Win32 All Lng MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn x64 All Lng SA Step Up Processor License MVL SQL Svr Standard Edtn a Win32 All Lng SA MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 IA64 All Lng MVL Processor License SQL Svr Standard Edtn a Win32 All Lng Lic/SA Pack SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn IA64 All Lng SA MVL MVL 1 Processor License SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 x64 All Lng MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn IA64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack Processor License MVL SQL Svr Standard Edtn x64 All Lng SA MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn IA64 All Lng SA Step Up Processor License MVL SQL Svr Standard Edtn x64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 Win32 All Lng MVL 1 Processor License SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 IA64 All Lng MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn Win32 All Lng SA MVL Processor License SQL Svr Standard Edtn IA64 All Lng SA MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn Win32 All Lng Lic/SA Processor License Pack MVL SQL Svr Standard Edtn IA64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn Win32 All Lng SA Step 1 Processor License Up MVL SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 x64 English Disk Kit SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 x64 All Lng MVL MVL CD/DVD SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 IA64 English Disk SQL Svr Standard Edtn x64 All Lng SA MVL Kit MVL CD/DVD SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 Win32 English Disk SQL Svr Standard Edtn x64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL Kit MVL CD/DVD SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn 2005 Win32 All Lng SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 Win32 All Lng MVL MVL 1 Processor License SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn Win32 All Lng SA MVL SQL Svr Standard Edtn Win32 All Lng SA MVL 1 Processor License SQL Svr Standard Edtn Win32 All Lng Lic/SA Pack SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn Win32 All Lng Lic/SA MVL Pack MVL 1 Processor License SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn 2005 Win32 All Lng SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 IA64 All Lng MVL MVL 5 Clt SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn Win32 All Lng SA MVL SQL Svr Standard Edtn IA64 All Lng SA MVL 5 Clt SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn Win32 All Lng Lic/SA SQL Svr Standard Edtn IA64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL Pack MVL 5 Clt SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 Win32 English Disk Kit SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn 2005 Win32 English MVL CD/DVD Disk Kit MVL CD/DVD 2
  • 3. SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 x64 English Disk Kit SQL Workgroup CAL 2005 Win32 All Lng MVL MVL CD/DVD User CAL SQL Workgroup CAL Win32 All Lng SA MVL User SQL CAL Win32 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL User CAL CAL SQL Workgroup CAL Win32 All Lng Lic/SA Pack SQL CAL 2005 Win32 All Lng MVL Device CAL MVL User CAL SQL Workgroup CAL 2005 Win32 All Lng MVL SQL CAL Win32 All Lng SA MVL Device CAL Device CAL SQL Workgroup CAL Win32 All Lng SA MVL SQL CAL Win32 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL Device CAL Device CAL SQL Workgroup CAL Win32 All Lng Lic/SA Pack SQL CAL 2005 IA64 All Lng MVL User CAL MVL Device CAL SQL CAL IA64 All Lng SA MVL User CAL Virtual Svr Ent All Languages SA Step Up MVL SQL CAL IA64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL User CAL Virtual Svr Ent 2005 R2 All Lng MVL SQL CAL 2005 IA64 All Lng MVL Device CAL Virtual Svr Ent 2005 R2 English Disk Kit MVL CD SQL CAL IA64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL Device CAL Visual Studio Pro 2005 All Lng MVL SQL CAL 2005 x64 All Lng MVL User CAL CRM Professional Server 3.0 All Lng MVL SQL CAL x64 All Lng SA MVL User CAL CRM Professional Server All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL SQL CAL x64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL User CAL CRM Professional Server All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL SQL CAL 2005 x64 All Lng MVL Device CAL CRM Professional Server All Lng SA MVL CRM Professional Server 3.0 English Disk Kit MVL SQL CAL x64 All Lng SA MVL Device CAL CD SQL CAL x64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL Device CAL CRM Professional CAL 3.0 All Lng MVL User CAL Exchange Svr Ent 2003 SP2 English Patch MVL CD CRM Professional CAL All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL Std/Ent User CAL SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 IA64 All Lng MVL 1 CRM Professional CAL All Lng SA MVL User CAL Processor License SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn IA64 All Lng SA MVL 1 CRM External Connector 3.0 All Lng MVL Processor License SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn IA64 All Lng Lic/SA Pack CRM External Connector All Lng Lic/SA Pack MVL MVL 1 Processor License SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn IA64 All Lng SA Step Up CRM External Connector All Lng SA MVL MVL 1 Processor License SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2005 Win32 All Lng MVL 1 CRM Small Business Ed Svr 3.0 English Disk Kit Processor License MVL CD SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn Win32 All Lng SA MVL 1 SQL Svr Developer Edtn 2005 Win32 X64/IA64 Processor License English Disk Kit MVL CD/DVD SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn Win32 All Lng Lic/SA Pack Virtual Server Std 2005 R2 All Lng MVL MVL 1 Processor License SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn Win32 All Lng SA Step Up Virtual Server Std 2005 R2 English Disk Kit MVL MVL 1 Processor License CD What's OUT SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn All Languages SA MVL 1 SQL Svr 2000 Standard Edtn All Languages MVL Processor License 3
  • 4. SQL Svr 2000 Standard Edtn All Languages MVL 1 SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn All Languages SA Step Processor License Up MVL SQL Svr Standard Edtn All Languages Lic/SA Pack SQL Svr Ent Edtn All Langs SA Step Up MVL 1 MVL Proc Lic SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn 2000 WinNT All SQL Svr Standard Edtn All Languages SA MVL Languages MVL 1 Processor License SQL Svr Standard Edtn All Languages SA MVL 1 SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn WinNT All Languages Processor License SA MVL 1 Processor License SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn 2000 WinNT All Exchange Svr 2003 English Patch MVL CD SP1 Languages MVL 5 Clt SQL Server Wrkgroup Edtn WinNT All Languages SQL CAL 2000 All Languages MVL Device CAL SA MVL 5 Clt SQL CAL All Languages Lic/SA Pack MVL Device Virtual Svr Ent 2005 English Disk Kit MVL CD CAL SQL CAL All Languages SA MVL Device CAL Virtual Svr Ent 2005 All Languages MVL SQL CAL All Languages Lic/SA Pack MVL User CAL SQL Svr 2000 Developer Edtn All Languages MVL SQL CAL All Languages SA MVL User CAL InfoPath 2003 Win32 English Disk Kit MVL CD CRM All Languages SA Step Up MVL CustSrvPro SQL CAL 2000 All Languages MVL User CAL User CRM All Languages SA Step Up MVL SalesPro Exchange Svr Ent 2003 English Patch MVL CD SP1 User CRM All Languages SA Step Up MVL SuitePro SQL Svr 2000 Enterprise Edtn All Languages MVL User SQL Svr 2000 Enterprise Edtn All Languages MVL 1 Virtual Server Std 2005 All Languages MVL Processor License SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn All Languages Lic/SA Pack Virtual Server Std 2005 English Disk Kit MVL CD MVL SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn All Languages SA MVL 4
  • 5. Check Out the New and Improved Microsoft Incentives and Promotions Site! Listed on the following pages are a selection of Microsoft Incentives and Promotions. To view all promotions Microsoft has to offer visit: https://www.microsoftincentives.com If you have additional questions regarding a specific offer, you can contact your Dell Representative or request an instant call from a Microsoft Representative, chat live with a Microsoft Representative, or even request more information through an online form. *The incentives are for United States customers only. The IW BMO Announces the Launch of EPM Partner Services Subsidy Promotion The IW BMO is pleased to announce the official launch of the Microsoft® EPM Partner Services Subsidy Promotion! From November 14, 2005, to March 31, 2006, Commercial, Academic, Federal and State & Local Government customers can earn up to $40,000 in Partner service subsidies by purchasing new Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 licenses and Office Project Server 2003 Client Access Licenses (CALs). Customers will receive a check payable to the Microsoft EPM Partner of their choice. The amount of this check is dependent on the type and number of licenses purchased. This subsidy can be spent on a broad array of EPM Partner services, including: Architectural Design & Review, Custom Solution Development, Business Process Review & Mapping, Installation & Configuration, Training, and more. 5
  • 6. Key Objectives Drive incremental net new Project Server 2003 and Project Server CAL revenue Increase Project Server 2003 and Project Server CAL deployment and adoption Promote and integrate EPM Partners and their service offerings Provide a simple customer subsidy redemption process Promotion Overview Customers will receive a Partner Services Subsidy redeemable for Partner services based on net new purchases of Project Server 2003 and Project Server CAL licenses When a customer redeems, a check is cut to the Partner, c/o the customer, for services to be rendered Purchase Eligibility: EA, Select & Open VL Programs (EA True-Ups included) Purchase Time Period: 11/14/2005 - 3/31/2006 Redemption Time Period: On or before 5/31/2006 Eligible Partners: District nominated EPM Partners Review Offer Terms and Conditions and Subsidy Schedule at: https://www.microsoftincentives.com/epmoffer Offer Related Questions Please forward questions to: epmoffersupport@microsoftincentives.com 6
  • 7. Microsoft® Office Professional 2003 Partner Services Promotion When you buy... Five or more Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 licenses or licenses with Software Assurance through select Microsoft Volume License programs. * Offer expires March 31, 2006. You will receive...* Up to $30,000 in partner services subsidy dollars. Qualifying organizations will receive partner services subsidy dollars for each license purchased as outlined in the following schedule: L&SA L – Only Purchase Volume License Program Purchase 3 Years 2 Years 1 Year Remain Remain Remain Enterprise Agreement And Enterprise $40 Subscription Agreement** Select $25 $40 $30 $27 Open License Value Licenses purchased $100 $75 $50 Commercial 1 through 50 and Open License Value Government Licenses purchased $65 $50 $35 Customers 51 and above Open License Business*** Licenses purchased $50 $50 1 through 50 Open License Business*** Licenses purchased $25 $25 51 and above Campus and School $2 $2 Agreements**** Academic Customers Academic Select $10 $15 $12 $11 Academic Open $10 $15 7
  • 8. **For Enterprise Subscription Agreements, only Office Professional licenses ordered in the initial order are eligible for this promotion. Only qualifying organizations purchasing Office Professional licenses for the first time under an Enterprise Subscription Agreement are eligible. ***Purchases through the Microsoft Government Open License program will receive partner services subsidy dollars for each license purchased as outlined under Open License Business. ****For Campus and School Agreements (including new election of the student option), only Office Professional licenses ordered in the initial order are eligible for this promotion. Only qualifying organizations purchasing Office Professional licenses for the first time under a Campus or School Agreement are eligible. To earn a partner service subsidy, just follow these four steps: Contact your Dell Sales Representative or visit www.microsoftincentives.com/officepro for more information, including Terms and Conditions. 1. Purchase qualifying new Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 licenses by March 31, 2006. 2. Redeem purchased licenses by May 31, 2006 at www.microsoftincentives.com/officepro to receive the partner services subsidy. 3. Use the partner services subsidy within 90 days after receiving the check. Advance your work environment with the streamlined communication and collaboration features of Microsoft® Office Professional Edition 2003. Act now and you will receive a check to use toward partner services, the value of which is based on the number of qualifying licenses you purchase. Choose from a broad array of services, including: • Deployment • Solutions Services • Software Asset Management • Adoption • Training • And Much More Contact Dell to purchase Office Professional Edition 2003 licenses, then earn up to $30,000 in partner services subsidy dollars for qualifying licenses. 8
  • 9. To qualify, you must: • Purchase licenses between October 17, 2005 and March 31, 2006 • Redeem by May 31, 2006 Please allow six weeks after completing a valid submission to receive a partner services subsidy check by mail. The check will be made out to the partner selected to assist with a broad array of services related to Office Professional Edition 2003. * Receipt of benefits contingent upon successful verification that all criteria in the Offer Terms & Conditions have been met. 9
  • 10. Microsoft® Office Integrated Communications Promotion Microsoft is offering a limited-time offer to provide an integrated set of communications software and services for Real- Time Collaboration in a combined package at an attractive promotional rate. Definitions Promotion Components The package includes: Live Meeting: Leading web Live Communications Server conferencing solution to License and Software Assurance collaborate in real time from The Integrated (SA) for Client Access License any Office application, such as Communications Promotion (CAL) Word, Excel or Outlook. provides customers the ability LCS Telephony License and SA to purchase Real-Time for CAL Live Communications Server Collaboration components Live Meeting Named User license (LCS) 2005 SP1 Professional together at an attractive Edition: enterprise instant price. This promotion is a messaging, presence and real- desktop-based offer time collaboration server. combining Microsoft Office Customers who remain current on Live Communications Server SA will be eligible to take Office Communicator – instant messaging software, advantage of the next release Integrated Communications with Microsoft Office called Live Server, scheduled for client and best client for use Communicator/ Telephony, release in late 2006. with LCS 2005 Servers and with the Microsoft Office CALs (no additional cost for Live Meeting hosted service. LCS 2005 customers). Details and Requirements LCS 2005 CALs – Client access license to connect to This promotion is available LCS 2005 Server (using Microsoft EA, ESL and Select from August 22, 2005 until Communicator/ Windows license customers must purchase March 31, 2006 for Microsoft Messenger or any custom client all three products in the same customers with Select, ESL or SIP device). quantity for a minimum of 5,000 or Enterprise agreements. desktops or 75+% of an organization’s desktops (subject to a minimum of 750 licenses), For more information about whichever is lower. Live Meeting Real-Time Collaboration Service Subscription License products, visit: (SSL) and Live Communications www.microsoft.com/livemeeting Server 2005 Server Licenses are www.microsoft.com/livecomm required. Your Microsoft sales contact can communicate additional specific purchase requirements and criteria. 10
  • 11. Renew your Exchange licenses under Enterprise Agreement (EA) or Software Assurance (SA) and get Microsoft Office Live Communications Server at the SA-only price. As a Microsoft Exchange Server customer, you recognize the value seamless communication can bring to your organization. But that only scratches the surface. Learn more about the benefits of real-time collaboration solutions with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server. Enhance team responsiveness and productivity by helping them find the right people faster, share ideas and info, and work together easily and immediately. Build stronger connections with customers, partners and suppliers with federation and Public IM Connectivity that lets you easily and more securely communicate in real-time. Communicate with confidence—using easy, security-enabled real-time capabilities integrated into everyday productivity applications such as the Microsoft Office System and Line of Business (LOB) applications. As a current Microsoft EA/SA customer, for each licensed copy of Microsoft Exchange Server (Server and/or CALs) enrolled under an EA or SA coverage that was active on October 1, 2003, you can receive an equivalent number of Live Communications Server licenses (Server and/or CALs) * at no cost. When you renew your Exchange licenses under the EA or SA, you can enroll Live Communications Server at the Software Assurance (SA)-only price. * Requires a separate license To find out more, contact a sales rep or visit: https://www.microsoftincentives.com/Officertclcsoffer/ 11
  • 12. Are Rising Traveling Costs Affecting your Budget this Year? Leave your bags in the closet: Use Live Meeting free for 14 days The next time you have a business trip, consider using Live Meeting instead. No packing your bags. No waiting in long lines at the airport. No delays. Instead, hold your business meeting from the comfort of your own office. Live Meeting enables you to collaborate online with colleagues, customers, and partners in real time, in groups of two or even thousands—with just a PC, and an Internet connection. What is Microsoft Office Live Meeting? Live Meeting is a hosted Web conferencing service that enables you to communicate and collaborate with anyone, anywhere using just a PC and an Internet connection. From small collaborative meetings to large- scale presentations, Live Meeting is the perfect solution for all of your online presentation and meeting needs. What are the key benefits of Live Meeting? Live Meeting provides unique interactive tools, integrates with your existing systems and productivity applications, and incorporates a familiar and easy-to-use interface that improves remote collaboration and enables effective meetings for companies of all sizes. And with the real-time collaboration capabilities available in Live Meeting—99.99 percent uptime availability and always-on Secure Sockets Layer encryption—you can conduct every meeting with confidence. What is the privacy policy? Microsoft takes your privacy seriously. We invite you to read the full privacy policy to find out more. Does Live Meeting support localized versions of Windows? Native language support is available in the Meeting Console, Invitations, Chat, the Question Manager, and customer support. Languages supported include English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, traditional Chinese, and simplified Chinese. With Live Meeting, users can even have multiple language consoles in a meeting based on individual participants' language preferences. How do I learn more about Live Meeting? Live Meeting is easy to learn. Getting started in a meeting requires only a Web browser and an Internet connection. You can also attend free live online sessions—dozens each month—or view free recorded tutorials at your convenience. What is the RTC Solution Package and how does it tie into Live Meeting? The RTC Solution Package is a pricing promotion for new customers of Microsoft real-time collaboration (RTC) technologies. If you are an existing Live Meeting customer, you can acquire Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 at a discount. If you are new to both Live Meeting and Live Communications Server, you can acquire both technologies at a discount. Visit the RTC Solution Package Web page for more information. Features What recording and playback options does Live Meeting offer? Live Meeting Replay captures everything in the meeting including the live demonstrations, annotations, notes, and visuals—even live Web Slides. Recordings are automatically hosted from the Live Meeting Web conferencing service, making them instantly available with a click of the mouse. On-demand viewing of the Live Meeting Replay is done with industry-standard Microsoft Windows Media Player. What options does Live Meeting provide for the audio portion of my meeting? Audio conference call controls in Live Meeting enable British Telecom (BT), InterCall, and MCI audio customers to simply and effectively control an audio conference call directly from the Meeting Console and provide the capability to perform a variety of integrated, in-meeting functions. Additionally, as an alternative 12
  • 13. to traditional audio conferencing, Internet Audio Broadcast enables presenters to stream audio to other participants in the meeting using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). With Live Meeting, what options do I have for joining and initiating a meeting? Users can leverage the Schedule Meeting page to easily schedule new meetings with one or more participants, set up the meeting date and time, define access options, and invite people to the meeting. The Meet Now command in Live Meeting provides the fastest and easiest way to launch an immediate, spontaneous meeting. Additionally, the Meeting Lobby helps organizers conduct meetings without having to send out invitations to attendees by providing a static and user-friendly URL for the lobby. How does Live Meeting integrate with my existing systems and applications? As part of the Microsoft Office System, Live Meeting enables users to initiate and join meetings from Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office Visio, or from Microsoft Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger. Meeting organizers are able to schedule meetings using Microsoft Office Outlook or Lotus Notes (even when offline). Integration with Microsoft Active Directory provides automated account creation, password management, and account entry for employees on the corporate network. Additionally, Live Meeting’s XML-based application programming interfaces enable developers to integrate Live Meeting with other business systems and third-party applications. Once in a meeting, what options do I have to interact with my audience? Live Meeting delivers a host of interactive tools that enable presenters to convey their message in a small collaborative environment or large event setting. These tools not only provide an interactive atmosphere for meeting presenters, but create a comfortable, engaging environment for all meeting attendees to communicate their thoughts and feedback, and include: •PowerPoint Viewer •Real-Time Polls •Application and Desktop Sharing •Annotations •Remote Control and Assistance •Chat •Whiteboards •Question Manager •Text Slides •Seating Chart and Mood Indicator •Web Slides What is the difference between Live Meeting Standard Edition and Live Meeting Professional Edition? Live Meeting Standard Edition is a comprehensive, online meeting solution that delivers outstanding functionality and a clear upgrade path. Live Meeting Standard provides a host of features that include presentation tools and attendance reporting as well as application and desktop sharing for use in scheduled and ad-hoc meetings. Live Meeting Standard also delivers enhanced integration and upgraded in-meeting functions that were previously available only in Live Meeting Professional. Live Meeting Professional provides advanced functionality to enhance the flexibility and overall experience associated with meeting online. Offering all of the features found in Live Meeting Standard, Live Meeting Professional also includes a host of upgraded in-meeting, post-meeting, and administrative features. For more information, see the Live Meeting Features Guide. What are the differences between Live Meeting 2003 and Live Meeting 2005? Live Meeting 2005 takes the best of Live Meeting 2003 Web conferencing technology and makes it easier to work together with colleagues, customers, and partners, no matter where you are. Live Meeting 2005 introduces innovative functionality that makes online meetings more productive. The result is a powerful solution that improves collaboration between groups of three or even thousands. For more information, see the Live Meeting Feature Comparison. How many people can attend one meeting? For online meetings, training, and events, Live Meeting is the effective meeting solution that enables you to collaborate with groups of three into the thousands—without leaving your desk. With meeting attendees participating from their PCs, you can kick off a project, brainstorm ideas, edit files, collaborate on whiteboards, and negotiate deals at a fraction of the cost and hassle of being there in person. 13
  • 14. How many people can be presenters in one meeting? Live Meeting enables multiple presenters to work together in a meeting with one presenter assigned as the Active Presenter. Any presenter can be made the Active Presenter, and presenters can choose to promote other meeting participants to have presenter privileges. Rather than having to pass the baton to another presenter, Live Meeting gives users the convenience of having multiple presenters so that non-active presenters can answer questions or manage participants. Technology What are the Live Meeting system requirements? As a hosted Web conferencing service, Live Meeting has no server software to install or deploy. Anyone can participate in a Live Meeting using just a PC, an Internet connection, and a telephone. A Windows- based meeting client is available for users of the Microsoft Windows operating system, and a browser- based meeting client is available for users of the Macintosh and Solaris operating systems. For information about client system requirements, see the Live Meeting System Requirements. Does Live Meeting work through firewalls? Yes. Live Meeting enables you to communicate and collaborate with remote participants even if they are joining the online meeting from behind a firewall. Can you conduct live meetings directly from Microsoft Office programs? Yes. The Live Meeting Add-In Pack enables you to schedule and conduct meetings directly from Microsoft Office programs (such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio, and Project) as well as Microsoft Windows Messenger. How do I deploy Live Meeting across a very large organization? The Live Meeting Intranet Portal enables organizations to easily deploy the Live Meeting service by integrating with Active Directory to authenticate users on the corporate network. Does Live Meeting have an application programming interface (API)? Yes. Live Meeting has XML-based APIs that enable developers to create programs that integrate with the Live Meeting service. Learn more about Live Meeting APIs. Pricing and Licensing How much does Live Meeting cost? Live Meeting has a very flexible pricing and licensing plan, with several licensing models to choose from depending on the number of online meetings your organization expects to conduct and the number of participants to be accommodated. For more information, contact your Dell Sales Representative. Is Live Meeting available through Microsoft Volume Licensing? Yes. Live Meeting is available as part of Select and Enterprise license agreements through Volume Licensing. For more information, see the How to Buy page. How much does the RTC Solution Package cost? The cost depends on whether you are acquiring Live Communications Server, Live Meeting, or both technologies. Visit the RTC Solution Package Web page for more information. Are all Live Meeting licenses discounted in the RTC Solution Package? No. Only the Services Subscription Licenses (SSL) and User Subscription Licenses (USL) are eligible for discounted pricing. Additional Room Licenses and other licensing models are outside the scope of this offer. Can I sign up for a free trial of Live Meeting? Yes. A 15-day free trial of Live Meeting is available (in English). Register for a free Live Meeting trial today! 14
  • 15. Microsoft® Terminal Server Licensing Changes and Transition Plan Licensing Changes for Terminal Server Terminal Server functionality exists in the Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2003 software. When a server is configured in the Terminal Server role (known as the Terminal Services Application Server mode in Windows 2000), it becomes a terminal server. Terminal Server is licensed on a Server/CAL basis with Windows Server 2003 being the server. An individual user or device accessing a server running TS software requires a Terminal Server CAL and a Windows Server 2003 CAL. Windows 2000 Server Terminal Server CALs and Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server CALs were licensed only on a per-device basis (i.e. no per-user licensing). A device accessing these versions of Terminal Server software required a Windows Server CAL plus a Terminal Server CAL of the same version as the Server software (e.g., Windows 2000 Terminal Server CAL to connect to a Windows 2000 Terminal Server). As an exception to that rule, no Terminal Server CAL was needed if the accessing device was running the corresponding version (or any later version) of the Windows Professional Operating System (OS). For example, a device running Windows XP Professional did not require a Terminal Server CAL to access Windows 2000 Terminal Server. This license provision was referred to as deskop OS ‘equivalency’ because a license for the Windows Professional OS was considered ‘equivalent’ to a Terminal Server CAL for purposes of allowing access to the TS software. With the launch of Windows Server 2003, several changes are being implemented to make Microsoft licensing more consistent, flexible, and reflective of the ways that customers are using the software. The changes to Terminal Server licensing are part of this broader initiative. First, Microsoft has introduced a “User” CAL which permits access to the software by a specific individual, rather than by a device. This allows customers to acquire a single CAL for a user who accesses TS software from multiple devices. Second, Microsoft is introducing External Connector licenses, which allow an unlimited number of ‘External Users’, (e.g., partners or customers), but not employees or similar personnel, to access Terminal Server software without requiring individual Terminal Server CALs for those users. These changes will make Windows Server licensing, and as part of that, TS licensing, more responsive to the needs of many customers. In addition, desktop OS equivalency for Terminal Server CALs, mentioned above, is being discontinued with the introduction of Windows Server 2003. Desktop OS equivalency is inconsistent with the rest of the Windows Server licensing model, and has been a source of confusion and complexity for customers. At the same time, Terminal Server itself will feature enhanced capabilities, in terms of user experience, manageability, scalability, and security. Thus, all users or devices which access Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server software require both a Windows Server 2003 CAL and a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server CAL, regardless of the desktop OS installed on the accessing device. Summary of Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing Requirements : 1) In addition to a Windows Server CAL, all users or devices that connect to a server running Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server require either: a. Windows Server 2003 TS Device CAL- Device CALs are allocated to devices; b. Windows Server 2003 TS User CAL- User CALs are allocated to individual users; or c. In the case of qualified external users, TS External Connector license. 2) The External Connector license may be acquired for an individual server running Terminal Server software. It permits an unlimited number of “External Users” to access that copy of the server software. External Users cannot be employees, temporary personnel, or independent contractors on assignment at the worksite of the organization, or customers to whom organization provides hosted services. In general terms, External Users are an organization’s business partners or customers (for whom the server software is not being hosted). In light of the discontinuation of desktop OS equivalency, Microsoft has developed a transition plan to accommodate customers who are licensed for Windows XP Professional (or entitled to upgrade to Windows XP Professional under Software Assurance (or other upgrade protection)) at the time that Windows Server 2003 becomes publicly available (scheduled for April 24th, 2003). Customers who have acquired Windows XP Professional licenses (or active upgrade protection coverage (including Campus and School Agreements) for 15
  • 16. Windows Professional), prior to April 24, 2003 (i.e. the Windows Server 2003 launch date) will be granted complimentary Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server CALs. Customer Eligibility for Transition Plan To be eligible for the complimentary Terminal Server CAL, customers must meet one of the following criteria: - Acquired Windows XP Professional license before April 24, 2003 (date of Windows Server 2003 launch) - Have active Software Assurance or Upgrade Advantage coverage, or an active Enterprise enrollment, School Agreement or Campus Agreement before April 24th 2003 covering their Windows desktop operating system Any such customers with upgrade protection coverage for Windows Professional will be deemed to have upgrade protection coverage for the complimentary Terminal Server CALs they receive. Customers with Windows XP Professional licenses without upgrade protection coverage will receive complimentary Terminal Server CALs without upgrade coverage protection. All other customers will need to acquire Terminal Server CALs for Windows Server 2003 via regular channels and prices. This includes customers with older versions of Windows desktop OS (e.g. Windows 2000), as well as those who acquire licenses for Windows XP Professional on or after April 24, 2003. Process for Participation in Transition Plan The process by which eligible customers obtain tokens for their complimentary Terminal Server CALs varies depending on how they acquired their corresponding Windows XP Professional licenses. Below are 2 scenarios: Scenario 1: Windows XP Professional licenses acquired through volume licensing – Using the “Install Licenses” function of the Terminal Server Licensing administration tool, a customer needs to provide volume licensing program information (i.e. Enrollment number, Agreement number, or License and Authorization numbers, depending on program type) along with a requested number and type of Terminal Server CAL tokens. The information entered into the Terminal Server Licensing administration tool will be validated by the Microsoft Clearinghouse, and assuming that request for tokens falls within the boundaries of the entitlement, license tokens will be installed onto the Terminal Server License Server. Scenario 2: Windows XP Professional licenses acquired through Retail or OEM channels – Customers who acquired Windows XP Professional licenses in these channels will have received a product key with their software, either on the retail packaging or on the Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) sticker on a PC’s chassis. Customers will need to visit the Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing Transition site (http://licensecode.one.microsoft.com/transition) and enter these product keys. Once the product keys have been validated, the customer will receive an email containing a number of license codes equal to the number of qualifying product keys entered. These license codes can then be entered into the Terminal Server Licensing administrative tool using the Automatic, Web Page, or Telephone connection methods. Select, Enterprise, Campus, School, and Services Provider License Agreement customers that acquired their Windows XP Professional licenses through Retail or OEM may use the method outlined in Scenario 1. All other volume licensing customers will need to use the Web site outline in Scenario 2. For more details on the Terminal Server Licensing technology in Windows Server 2003, including the license token installation process discussed above, please see: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/terminalservices/default.mspx under the title, “Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server Licensing: Licensing Technology White Paper”. Ability to acquire Software Assurance on complimentary Terminal Server CALs: If customers would like to acquire Software Assurance (SA) for Terminal Server CALs received as part of this transition plan, that option will be available through December 31, 2003. Normally, Microsoft requires customers to purchase SA at the time of license acquisition.. In this case of the transition plan, customers will have until the end of the 2003 calendar year, to acquire Software Assurance for their Terminal Server CALs. Customers enroll the complimentary licenses in SA by acquiring the “Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server CAL - Transition” SKU. This will be available from June 1-December 31, 2003. The License component of the 16
  • 17. L&SA SKU is not a second license in addition to the complimentary TS CAL customers receive; it is representative of that license. FAQs QUESTION: Why is the OS equivalency provision between Windows desktop OS and Terminal Server CALs being removed? Why won’t future versions of Windows desktop give me rights for a complimentary Terminal Server CAL? ANSWER: Two main reasons: a) increased value of Terminal Server CALs intrinsically, and b) desire for consistency with Microsoft’s new licensing framework. Increased value. It is important to note that Microsoft has added new functionality to Microsoft Terminal Server in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 release. This release of Microsoft Terminal Server software will provide more value than previous releases and the additional functionality will provide customers with a better out-of- the-box solution. The following is a summary of some improvements that customers will get with Terminal Server CALs. • Better User Experience - Advanced Resource Redirection: (Disk drives, Local and Network Printers, Serial devices, Smart card, Clipboard, Time zone, Audio output, Windows key combos,) - Hi Color (Up to 24-bit), 1600x1200 • Enhanced Manageability - WMI, Group Policy, ADSI, MMC Snap-In, Software Restriction Policy - Microsoft Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM)- Included in Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition • Increased Scalability - Scale-up: improvements to scalability in larger SMP systems. - Scale-out: support for Load Balancing (Session Directory) • Enhanced Security - 128-bit bi-directional RC4 encryption - FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) Encryption Level - Smart Card Support Consistency with Microsoft's new software licensing framework: As mentioned above, the change to Terminal Server licensing is consistent with broader efforts to improve the licensing of Windows Server 2003. • We received feedback from customers that the licensing of Terminal Server was highly confusing, largely due to the OS Equivalency provision. Because Microsoft Windows CALs and Microsoft Windows Server Terminal Server CALs are both required when using Microsoft Windows Terminal Server, having the same license structure removes a layer of complexity. • Microsoft Windows Terminal Server is adding the User CAL and External Connector options to solve many customer problems encountered with our previous Microsoft Windows Terminal Server licensing models. Maintaining the OS Equivalency Provision in conjunction with the new CAL options would result in customers having to do complicated calculations to determine what to acquire and when. For more information on the User Cal and External Connector options please refer to the Microsoft Web site at http:// www.microsoft.com/licensing/ • The OS equivalency provision resulted in situations in which customers were at risk of becoming noncompliant. In the past, if customers ran the most current version of the desktop operating system, those devices were granted access to Microsoft Windows Terminal Server in the Microsoft Windows Server operating system. But if they upgraded to a new server operating system and didn’t upgrade their desktop operating systems, they were required to acquire Microsoft Windows Server Terminal Server CALs. Depending on desktop OS upgrade cycles, customers could easily find themselves moving in and out of compliance with licenses. This caused a great deal of frustration and confusion. 17
  • 18. • Microsoft Server and Desktop operating systems are now on different release schedules. In the past, server and desktop operating systems were often released on the same schedule. For instance, Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional were released at the same time. With the release of Windows XP Professional desktop operating system, the desktop and server release cycles have been de- coupled. As a result it would have become increasingly difficult for customers to understand which desktop OS would have qualified under the ‘equivalency’ provision to receive access to Terminal Servers without acquiring separate Terminal Server CALs. QUESTION: With Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional desktops didn’t need a Terminal Server CAL – Why doesn’t Windows 2000 Professional qualify for the complimentary Terminal Server CAL? ANSWER: With previous releases of Terminal Server, only the most current Windows Professional release at the time that the Server OS released was granted rights to the complimentary Terminal Server CAL. If the licensing model had not changed and the equivalency provision was still in place, only Windows XP Professional would have qualified as an ‘equivalent’ desktop because it is the most current desktop OS release. Windows 2000 Professional would have not been granted access to a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server. Therefore, the transition plan focuses on XP Professional customers. QUESTION: How long do I have to activate the Terminal Server CAL which I receive in this transition plan? ANSWER: Customers have until December 31, 2005, to follow the steps above and receive their complimentary Terminal Server CALs. During this period, the transition Web site, TSLM, and Microsoft Clearinghouse will be equipped to dispense the appropriate number of Terminal Server CAL tokens to customers who validate their eligibility. Afterwards, customers will forfeit their right to this grandfathering process for complimentary Terminal Server CALs. QUESTION: My budget cycle is set up so that I won’t be purchasing my next set of Windows XP Professional licenses until just after the Windows Server 2003 launch. Is there any way for me to get these complimentary Terminal Server CALs? ANSWER: Only Windows XP Professional licenses acquired before April 24, 2003 are eligible for the complimentary Terminal Server CAL licenses. Microsoft has had a Software Assurance program available since May, 2001, and those customers who chose (or choose) to join the program have the right to upgrade to the latest available software versions. Those who did not join the program need to acquire new Windows XP Professional licenses prior to the deadline date to get complimentary Terminal Server CALs. QUESTION: I have other Windows operating systems (not Pro) licenses installed on my desktops, but I also have SA covering those licenses. I don’t want to upgrade to Windows XP Professional before April 24 – Can I still receive the complimentary Terminal Server CALs? ANSWER: Yes – Even if you don’t have Windows XP Professional installed, as long as you possess the rights to the license – for example, through Software Assurance, Upgrade Advantage, or an Enterprise Agreement – you are eligible for the complimentary Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server CAL. QUESTION: I used to have an EA/UA/SA agreement covering my Windows desktops which was active at the time that Windows XP Professional was released, but I let the agreement expire. However since I have rights to Windows XP Professional, can I receive Terminal Server CALs for the desktops that were covered under that agreement? ANSWER: Yes, as long as your upgrade protection coverage expired after the release of Windows XP Professional, you should have perpetual rights to Windows XP Professional. Therefore you would qualify for the transition plan to receive Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server CALs for the desktops that were covered at the time that the agreement expired. You could then use these Terminal Server CALs in conjunction with Windows Server CALs. QUESTION: If I have Windows XP Professional, can I apply the license towards a future version of the Terminal Server CAL, or can I get the current version only? ANSWER: The complimentary Terminal Server CAL being granted under this transition plan applies only to Windows Server 2003,. Customers interested in future versions of the Terminal Server beyond Windows Server 2003 may want to acquire SA for their Terminal Server CALs. 18
  • 19. QUESTION: As part of the TS licensing transition plan, will customers be able to receive either a Terminal Server User or Device CAL? ANSWER: Yes, customers who qualify for the transition plan will be able to choose between a Terminal Server User CAL and a Terminal Server Device CAL for each qualifying desktop license. This allows customers to take advantage of the new Terminal Server User CAL in conjunction with the Windows Server CAL at the launch of Windows Server 2003. QUESTION: Once I receive my complimentary Terminal Server CAL, how long do I have to acquire SA to keep it updated? ANSWER: Microsoft’s general policy is to require customers who desire SA to pay for it at the same time they acquire the underlying license. SA renewals allow grace periods of 30 to 90 days, depending on the product. Since customers may receive their complimentary Terminal Server CALs immediately after April 24, 2003, Microsoft will extend the normal 90-day grace period to December 31, 2003, during which SA may be acquired. After this period, customers who wish to upgrade their Terminal Server CALs but do not have SA will need to acquire a new Terminal Server CAL . QUESTION: If I add SA to my Terminal Server CAL, how will the SA rights be priced? ANSWER: The SA for these complimentary Terminal Server CALs will be priced at the same level as SA for normally acquired Terminal Server CALs; that is, it costs 25% of the normally priced license per year, which varies depending on the channel and program through which the customer normally acquires licenses. QUESTION: Will this offer for the complimentary Terminal Server CAL included subscription customers in the academic segment? ANSWER: Campus and School Agreement customers whose Windows XP Professional coverage is active at Windows Server 2003 launch will be eligible for a Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server CAL for each covered desktop or FTE (full-time equivalent). Upgrade rights are not provided on the Microsoft Windows Terminal Server 2003 CAL via this offer. QUESTION: What about other subscription customers, like EA Subscription customers, or SPLA customers? Will they be eligible for complimentary Terminal Server CALs under the transition plan? ANSWER: Enterprise Agreement Subscribers will receive the right to use a complimentary Terminal Server CAL for Windows Server 2003 for each qualifying Windows desktop, but that right will expire at the end of the existing subscription agreement. If an EA subscription agreement happens to start on April 23, 2003, for example, the customer will retain the right to use the Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server CAL for each qualifying desktop until April 23, 2006 (i.e. when the agreement expires), but thereafter, whether the agreement expires or renews, Microsoft will require the customer to pay for continued use of the Terminal Server CAL. SPLA customers subscribe to Microsoft services on a month-to-month basis. Given this unique structure, and the fact that Windows desktop licenses (to which Terminal Server CAL equivalency has been tied) are not part of SPLA contracts, SPLA customers are not included in this Terminal Server transition plan. QUESTION: For EA and EA Subscription customers, will desktops added to the agreements in future years via the true-up mechanism be granted a complimentary TS CAL, as well? ANSWER: Yes, in recognition of the commitment that EA and EAS customers make to Microsoft software, desktops added in future years to agreements signed before April 24, 2003, via the true-up mechanism, will be granted Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server CALs. These trued-up desktops, in other words, will receive the same grant as other transition-plan participants. Qualifying companies will use the same Terminal Server token redemption process as outlined above, to receive these complimentary Terminal Server CALs. QUESTION: How will I prove compliance for these complimentary Terminal Server CALs? Will I receive any licensing documentation to validate my rights to L? ANSWER: When customers visit the transition Web site, they will see and be able to download a letter confirming that each license of Windows XP Professional acquired before April 24, 2003, is equal to a license for a Terminal Server CAL. If customers show a valid Windows XP Professional license and that letter, Microsoft’s licensing requirements will be satisfied. 19
  • 20. QUESTION: Is the licensing model for Windows 2000 Server changing? ANSWER: No, the licensing of Windows 2000 Server is not changing. Customers will still license their servers on a Per-Device basis and Windows 2000 Professional and Window s XP Professional desktops will still be able to connect to a Windows 2000 Terminal Server without acquiring a separate Terminal Server CAL. The User CAL and the External Connector are not options available to license a Windows 2000 Server. QUESTION: Do I have to acquire Terminal Server CALs if I am only remotely managing my Windows Servers by using Remote Desktop for Administration (previously Terminal Services Remote Administration mode)? ANSWER: No, as was the case with Windows 2000, up to 2 concurrent connections may be made to a Windows Server 2003 server in order to remotely administrate the server using Remote Desktop without requiring Terminal Server CALs. Copyright © 2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Terminal Server, and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Licensing Microsoft Server Products with Microsoft Virtual Server R2 and Other Virtual Machine Technologies Licensing Microsoft Server Products with Virtual Machine Technologies This licensing brief provides an overview of updates to Microsoft’s licensing models for the server operating system and server applications. It also clarifies existing licensing policies to help you deploy and use software under these updated models. These updates do not apply to the desktop operating system or desktop applications. The purpose of these updates and clarifications is to help you understand how to use Microsoft server products with virtual machine technologies such as Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005 R2. These updates and clarifications are less significant if you do not use virtual machine technology. Many of the updates described in this licensing brief apply to licenses purchased from channels other than Microsoft Volume Licensing. However, there are some differences. Please review the license terms that accompany the software if you have acquired licenses through a means other than a Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement. Definitions of certain terms are included at the end of this licensing brief. Please review those terms. They are helpful in understanding virtual machine technology and your use rights for Microsoft server products. Virtual Machine Technology on x86 and x64 Hardware Platforms Virtual machine (VM) technology allows you to run multiple operating system environments (OS environments) on a single physical hardware system (e.g., a server) (Figure 1). Before VM technology, you could run only one OS environment on a server at a time—the physical OS environment that runs directly on the server (Figure 2 – A).1 Current technologies such as Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 add a layer on top of the OS in the physical OS environment to enable you to 1 Hardware partitioning technology can also be used to run multiple OS environments on a physical hardware system. However, this technology is primarily available on high-end systems. 20
  • 21. run multiple OS environments on the same server (Figure 2 – B). VM technology works by allocating virtualized hardware resources to virtual hardware systems or virtual machines. Virtual OS environments run on virtual machines. Upcoming technologies from Microsoft and other vendors provide virtualization services directly in the OS and rely on a hypervisor to allocate resources to individual OS environments on a server (Figure 2 – C). Processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will include technology starting in 2006 to improve the performance of VM technologies on x86 and x64 hardware platforms.2 Figure 1 – Physical and virtual hardware and OS environments Virtual Application Application OS Environments OS OS Virtual • processors • RAM Virtual HW Virtual HW • network card System System • etc. Allocates virtual resources Virtual Machine (“VM”) Physical Technology OS Environment Operating System (“OS”) Physical • processors • RAM Physical Hardware System • network card (“Server” ) • etc. 2 Intel’s technology is called VT. AMD’s technology is called Pacifica. 21
  • 22. Figure 2 – Physical and virtual OS environments A Before VM technology B VM technology (non-hypervisor ) such as Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Virtual Application Application Virtual OS OS Environment Environment OS OS Physical OS Environment Virtual Machine (“VM”) Application Application Technology Physical OS Environment Operating System (“OS”) Operating System (“OS”) Physical Hardware System Physical Hardware System (“Server” ) (“Server” ) C Virtualization Services in the OS (hypervisor technology ) Primary Application Application Virtual Virtual OS OS Environment OS OS Environment hypervisor Physical Hardware System (“Server”) Benefits and Capabilities of VM Technology Microsoft is committed to developing and investing in VM technology to deliver a number of benefits and capabilities. These include3: Production server consolidation: Reduce TCO by maximizing hardware utilization and consolidating workloads • Legacy application re-hosting. VM technology allows legacy applications that need an older OS to run on a VM with that older OS. The VM can run on a server with newer hardware and a newer OS. The technology enables greater application availability, without application upgrades or violating ISV support policies. • Server consolidation. VM technology can be used to consolidate a variety of workloads, each running on its own instance of the OS, from many servers onto fewer servers. The technology allows instances of the same or different OS, or of the same OS with different patch levels, to run on a server. • Resource partitioning. VM technology can be used to provide OS environments with specific resource limits. The technology can limit a given OS environment to using only a subset of the server’s overall processing, memory and other resources. 3 For additional capabilities, benefits and scenarios that Microsoft Virtual Server R2 enables, please click here . 22
  • 23. Business continuity management: Eliminate scheduled and unscheduled downtime • Workload deployment and provisioning. VM technology can package an instance of the OS, and the applications that are configured to run on it, into a virtual hard disk (VHD) file.4 The VHD file can be rapidly deployed onto a licensed server to run the workload it contains. Complex workloads that span multiple servers on a network can be quickly provisioned by deploying the associated VHD files together. A workload can also be easily duplicated by copying its associated VHD file. A particularly interesting use of this capability is to create a central library of workloads in preconfigured VHD files on centralized storage and deploy them on servers as necessary. • OS and application patching and rollback. With VM and management technology, VHD files with preconfigured OS and application instances can be patched offline. These updated VHD files can be quickly swapped for production instances, dramatically shortening the time to deploy a patch to a critical system to just minutes—allowing time for offline testing, production testing and rapid rollback. • Batch jobs. VM technology can be used with scripts and schedulers to automatically start and stop workloads on a server according to a pre-defined schedule. • Isolation/sandboxing. VM technology can be used to provide secure, isolated OS environments for running untrusted applications. With the proper safeguards and security mechanisms, these OS environments can be sandboxed to protect other application and server instances from crashing. In addition, the technology can help prevent malicious code from affecting other OS environments on the same server or other servers in the network. • Increased performance and reliability on multi-core processor5 and multi-processor servers. VM technology can continuously shift the execution of an OS environment to the optimal core or processor in the server. When a particular OS environment is configured to use only a subset of the server’s overall processing resources, VM technology can provide these resources from cores on separate physical processors, if necessary. Dynamic data center: Leverage the benefits of virtualization to create a more agile infrastructure • Workload mobility. VM technology can be used to encapsulate the complete running state of an OS environment. With this capability, running workloads can be moved from one licensed server to another by pausing the OS environment momentarily, moving the associated VHD file, and continuing execution of the workload. Development and testing: Maximize test hardware to reduce costs, improve lifecycle management and improve test coverage • Development and testing. VM technology can be a great tool in software development, test and staging environments. The technology allows for detailed step-by-step debugging and performance monitoring of individual workloads. It can also be used to create arbitrary test scenarios to ensure proper operation in niche scenarios and hardware configurations. In addition, it can be used to simulate the operation of a workload running across a network of multiple servers—on a single physical hardware system. Updates to Licensing Models for Microsoft Server Products Microsoft is updating the licensing models for server products to enable you to take advantage of the benefits and capabilities of VM technology. We are also clarifying existing licensing policies to help you understand how to use our software under these updated models. If you do not use VM technology, these updates and clarifications do not significantly impact your use of Microsoft server products. Overview The following summary provides an overview of the updated licensing models and clarifications to existing licensing policies. For further detail and examples, please see the white paper at 4 Virtual Server uses the VHD format; technologies from other vendors might use a different format. 5 For more information on multi-core processors and the Microsoft licensing policy for multi-core processors, please click here. 23
  • 24. http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/userights. Your review of this licensing brief and white paper should not substitute for careful review and understanding of your rights and obligations as described in your Microsoft volume licensing agreement. The updates to the licensing models apply to new licenses for all server products covered by the December 1, 2005 Product Use Rights (PUR). For these products, you may also choose to apply the updates to licenses acquired prior to December 1st. However, if you apply any of these updates to any of your existing licenses, you must apply all the updates to all of your existing licenses. For example, these updates do not apply to a Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000 license because that product is not covered by the December 1st PUR. They may apply to an Exchange Server 2003 license acquired prior to December 1st because that product is covered by the December 1st PUR. Products Impacted Updates and Clarifications All products in the Microsoft Servers Updates licensing model in the December 1st • Use terms for each software license6 specify the number of PUR instances of software that you may run on a particular server at • Microsoft Windows Server™ a time, rather than the number of copies of the software that 2003 you may install and use on your server. • Exchange Server 2003 • Each software license allows you to create and store any • Virtual Server 2005 R2 number of instances of the software on any of your servers or • Etc. storage media to make it easier for you to run those instances on any of your licensed servers. Clarifications • Before you use the software under a license for a server product, you must assign that license to a server • Each hardware partition or blade is a separate physical hardware system, and therefore a separate server. • You may reassign software licenses for server products, but not on a short-term basis (i.e., not within 90 days of the last assignment). They may be reassigned sooner if you retire the licensed server due to permanent hardware failure. • You may not separate software to run it in more than one OS environment under a single license, unless expressly permitted —even if the OS environments are on the same server. Products in the Microsoft Server OS Updates and Microsoft Server/CAL licensing • Each external connector license (EC) allows any number of models in the December 1st PUR external users to access any number of instances of the server • Windows Server 2003 software on a particular server, even if those instances are run • Exchange Server 2003 under multiple licenses for the software. • SQL Server 2005 • Etc. Clarifications • Each client access license (CAL) allows any number of OS environments on a particular device (e.g., client device) to access the server software. You do not need a separate device CAL for each OS environment on a device. 6 Software licenses refer to the license for the software bits. To license a product appropriately, you might also need additional licenses (e.g., client access licenses, external connector licenses, operations management licenses, and configuration management licenses.) 24
  • 25. Products Impacted Updates and Clarifications Products in the Management Servers Clarifications licensing model in the December 1st • Each management license (e.g., OML, CML) allows any PUR number of OS environments on a particular device to be • Microsoft Operations Manager managed by the server software. You do not need a separate 2005 management license to manage each OS environment on a • Systems Management Server managed device. 2003 • Systems Center Data Protection Manager 2006 • Etc. Products in the Per Processor Updates licensing model in the December 1st • Software run in a virtual OS environment is licensed based on PUR the number of virtual processors used by that virtual OS • Microsoft BizTalk® Server 2004 environment, rather than all the physical processors in the • SQL Server 2005 server. • ISA Server 2004 o If you run the software in virtual OS environments, you need a • Etc. license for each virtual processor used by those virtual OS environments on a particular server—whether the total number of virtual processors is lesser or greater than the number of physical number of processors in that server. o If you run the software in a physical OS environment, you need a license for each physical processor used by the physical OS environment. Microsoft is also introducing expanded use rights for Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition and SQL Server 2005. These expanded use rights are summarized in the following table. They apply only to the specific editions described. They do not apply to previous versions of these products. Products Impacted Expanded Use Rights Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise • Each software license allows you to run, at any one time, one Edition instance of the server software in a physical OS environment and up to four instances of the server software in virtual OS environments on a particular server. SQL Server 2005 (licensed • Each software license allows you to run any number of Server/CAL) Workgroup Edition, instances of the server software in one physical or virtual OS Standard Edition and Enterprise environment on a particular server at a time. Edition Traditional server boxes Rack-mounted servers and blades Definitions: Server: A server is a physical hardware system capable of running server software. A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate physical hardware system, and therefore a separate server. Figure D1 – Different types of servers Server “A” Server “B” Server “C” Server “D” Server “E” Hard-partitioned system with 4 hard partitions Proc Proc Proc Proc Proc Proc 25 Proc Proc Server “F” Server “G” Server “H” Server “I”
  • 26. Instance: You create an instance of software by executing the software’s setup or install procedure. You can also create an instance of software by duplicating an existing instance. An instance of software is the set of files that make up the software, stored in executable form and ready to be run. Examples: • An installed copy of Windows Server 2003 on a hard disk is an instance of Windows Server 2003. • An installed copy of Exchange Server within a VHD (or other image format) file is an instance of Exchange Server. • A VHD file with Exchange Server installed on top of Windows Server 2003 contains an instance of Windows Server 2003 and an instance of Exchange Server. Copying that VHD file will create another instance of Windows Server 2003 and another instance of Exchange Server. Deploying that VHD file to another server will create an instance of Windows Server 2003 and an instance of Exchange on that server. Run an instance: You run an instance of software by loading it into memory and executing one or more of its instructions. Once running, an instance is considered to be running (whether or not its instructions continue to execute) until it is removed from memory. Examples: • If you merely copy an existing instance, it is not considered to be running because no instruction from that instance has yet been executed. • If you load an instance of Exchange Server into memory, and execute one of its instructions, you are running an instance of Exchange Server. If you pause execution of any instructions of that instance by shifting all execution resources to another application, you are still considered to be running that instance of Exchange Server because it is still loaded in memory. To stop running an instance, you must terminate execution of its instructions, and also completely remove it from memory. Assigning a license: To assign a license means simply to designate that license to one device or user. The purpose of this designation is to avoid sharing a license across multiple devices or multiple users at the same time. Figure D2 – Assigning a license MICROSOFT CORPORATION License for Software “Z” Server Licensed for Software “Z” Operating system (OS) environment: An OS environment is one instance of an OS and instances of applications, if any, configured to run on that OS instance. There are two types of OS environments, physical and virtual. A physical OS environment is configured to run directly on a physical hardware system. A virtual OS environment is configured to run on a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system. A physical hardware system can have either or both of the following: • one physical OS environment • one or more virtual OS environments 26
  • 27. Figure D3 – Different types of OS environments on a server Virtual Application Application Virtual OS OS Environment Environment OS OS Physical OS Environment Virtual Machine (“VM”) Application Application Technology Physical OS Environment Operating System (“OS”) Operating System (“OS”) Physical Hardware System Physical Hardware System (“Server” ) (“Server” ) Primary Application Application Virtual Virtual OS OS Environment OS OS Environment hypervisor Physical Hardware System (“Server” ) Physical and virtual processors: A physical processor is a processor in a physical hardware system. Physical OS environments use physical processors. A virtual processor is a processor in a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system. Virtual OS environments use virtual processors. Figure D4 – Physical and virtual hardware systems and resources Virtual Application Application OS Environments OS OS Virtual • processors • RAM Virtual HW Virtual HW • network card System System • etc. Allocates virtual resources Virtual Machine (“VM”) Physical Technology OS Environment Operating System (“OS”) Physical • processors • RAM Physical Hardware System • network card (“Server” ) • etc. 27
  • 28. Virtual processors are considered to have the same number of threads and cores as each physical processor in the underlying physical hardware system. Microsoft is adopting this definition to enable customers to take advantage of the licensing policy we announced in 2004 for multi-core processors.7 For reliability and performance, VM technology can allocate resources from separate physical processors in the server to create a virtual processor for use by a particular OS environment. If the physical processors in the server have two cores, for licensing purposes, each virtual processor also has two cores, even if the cores are allocated from separate physical processors. For example, in Figure D5 below, the virtual processor 1 is allocated a core from physical processor 1 and a core from physical processor 2. Although that virtual processor is using cores from different physical processors, it is considered to be only a single virtual processor because it has the same number of cores as the physical processors in the server.8 Figure D5 – The allocation of cores to virtual processors SQL BTS Virtual OS • If a physical proc has Environments two cores , for licensing WS WS purposes , a virtual proc also has two cores , even if the cores are allocated Core Core Core Core from separate physical processors Virt. Proc Virt. Proc M I C R O SO FT M I C R O SO FT C O R PO R A TI O N C O R PO R A TI O N Physical 1 BTS 1 SQL OS Environment M I C R O SO FT C O R PO R A TI O N 2 WS Server “A” Core Core Core Core Proc 1 Proc 2 Examples: • Assume server B has dual-core processors. If you are running SQL Server (licensed Per Processor) in a virtual OS environment on server B, for licensing purposes, each virtual processor in each virtual OS environment can have up to two cores as well. It does not matter whether those cores are allocated from the same physical processor or not. • Assume server C has four-core processors. If you are running BizTalk Server in a virtual OS environment on server C, for licensing purposes, each virtual processor in each virtual OS environment can have up to four cores as well. It does not matter whether those cores are allocated from the same physical processor or not. 7 For more information on this policy, please see __________________. 8 For clarity, the license count in this example and illustration does not show the instances of Windows Server and Virtual Server running in the physical OS environment. 28
  • 29. Microsoft Office System Product of the Month Microsoft Office has evolved from a suite of personal productivity products to a more comprehensive and integrated system. Building on the familiar tools that many people already know, the Microsoft Office System includes programs, servers, services, and solutions designed to work together to help address a broad array of business problems. December Featured Product: Microsoft® Office OneNote® Did you know: • 91% of US adults take notes every day? • 75% of notes and research are retyped into a document or email? • Employees spend over 2 hours a day looking for information? • 60% of execs believe their employees are duplicating work that exists elsewhere in the company? Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2003 is an easy to use note-taking software program that provides one place for business professionals to take, organize, find, use, and share notes more effectively on desktop computers, laptops, or Tablet PCs. Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2003 is highly integrated with Microsoft Office 2003 Editions, making them great companion products. OneNote 2003 delivers business value by: • enhancing knowledge management by improving sharing, collaboration, and preservation of intellectual property. • helping companies make more informed business decisions by having more complete and accurate information and an efficient way to search on that info. • increasing productivity of business professionals by eliminating low-value tasks. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/office/onenote for more information and to try a 60 day free 29
  • 30. SQL Server 2005 is now available! Introducing, the Next-Generation Data Management and Analysis Software… SQL Server 2005 Features Comparison Microsoft has redesigned the SQL Server 2005 product family to better meet the needs of each customer segment with four new editions: Express, Workgroup, Standard, and Enterprise. As a low- cost mainstream database, SQL Server 2005 will deliver unprecedented value and functionality compared with competitive solutions. The four new editions will offer a range of features, from high availability and robust scalability to advanced business intelligence tools, designed to empower users across an organization through a more secure, reliable, and productive data management platform. Additionally, with the reduced application downtime, robust scalability and performance, and tight security controls, SQL Server 2005 represents a dramatic step forward in supporting the most demanding enterprise systems in the world. Because SQL Server is part of Windows Server System, customers also receive the added benefits of reduced total cost of ownership and faster development time through the increased manageability and integration that result from the common engineering strategy implemented across Windows Server System products. Click here to view the details about each of the different editions: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2005/productinfo/sql2005features.mspx First Time Ever! Dell and Microsoft Beat the $1 per tmpC Threshold for TPC-C The Transaction Processing Performance Council has published benchmark results highlighting SQL Server 2005 that have broken the $1 price-per-transaction ($/tpmC) barrier—an epic milestone. See the results of how Microsoft and Dell broke this barrier with SQL Server 2005 x64 Standard Edition on an Intel dual-core Xeon CPU. Your Seat is Ready: Register for a Launch 2005 Event Today! Register for free, all-day technical sessions, demos, and hands-on labs for developers and database administrators, coming to a U.S. city near you. Attendees get free copies of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. Webcasts and Chats for SQL Server Keep your skills and knowledge up to date with these free interactive webcasts and chats. Watch live presentations using Microsoft Office Live Meeting or search the archives for transcripts. 30
  • 31. http://www.microsoft.com/sql/community/webcasts.mspx Complete Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Solutions from Dell Dell Unveils Comprehensive Database Offering That Raises Bar on Performance, Value and Manageability Customers demand performance and availability for their database applications. No one understands this better than Microsoft and Dell. But there's more to a solid database solution. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Brochure A successful database implementation requires: • An integrated and well managed infrastructure • Help to get you up and running • Support services to keep you there That's where Dell comes in... Dell offers more Microsoft SQL Server value with outstanding products and services. Servers - industry leading price/performance. Dell servers, with dual core processors available across the line, provide outstanding price/performance for your SQL Server 2005 1 environment. In fact, Dell was the first to break the $1.00 per transaction mark as measured by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (www.tpc.org .) And Dell's unique commonality advantage, offering consistent components and images across mainline servers, makes server administration much simpler. Storage - essential high availability. Dell storage products enable the high availability configurations required of database environments. From in-the-server disk, to direct attached and network attached storage, to a variety of scalable backup products and software, to clustering and remote mirroring, Dell database storage is available. Systems Management - simplified monitoring and change management. Dell provides the only fully integrated SQL Server 2005 systems management solution. Only Dell servers can be monitored and updated using standard Microsoft tools such as Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS). This unique feature of Dell PowerEdge servers allow you to monitor and update the entire SQL Server 2005 stack, from hardware to operating system to database and applications with one set of tools. 31
  • 32. Services - planning, implementation and maintenance. Dell offers complete SQL Server 2005 services, including planning, assessment, migration and upgrade services; training, integration and installation services; and comprehensive 24x7 solution support and maintenance to get your SQL Server 2005 solution designed right, implemented effectively and maintained for optimum performance and uptime. SQL Server 2005 - single source convenience and confidence. Dell is the only leading systems vendor selected by Microsoft to provide an OEM version of SQL Server 2005. Dell tests, integrates and supports SQL Server 2005 on Dell systems in a variety of customer environments and configurations. And Dell also offers you choice - as one of Microsoft's largest LARs (large account resellers) you can choose the best licensing options from Dell for your SQL Server 2005 needs. Dell Sweeps the SQL Server Magazine Readers' Choice Awards with six awards of the seven product categories nominated: • Best 64-bit Server - Dell PowerEdge Servers • Best 32-bit Server - Dell PowerEdge Servers • Best High-Availability Solution - Dell PowerEdge Servers • Best Network Attached Storage Hardware - Dell PowerVault NAS • Best Network Attached Storage Solution - Dell PowerVault NAS • Best Storage Area Network Solution - Dell/EMC SAN • Best Replication/Data Availability Solution - Dell/EMC SAN tied with Veritas Replication Exec in this category To read more about Dell SQL Server 2005 solutions go to: www.Dell.com/SQL or contact your Dell representative. 32
  • 33. Visual Studios 2005 and SQL Server 2005 Better Together Together, SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studios 2005 deliver the next generation of business processes and integrated solutions that empower companies to rapidly build, manage, monitor and optimize businesses processes. SQL Server 2005 offers the most productive development and operations experience through integration with Visual Studio 2005 and the .Net Common Language Runtime, a highly efficient management environment and automation of common tasks. Visual Studio 2005 offers productive software life-cycle tools, visual designers, innovative programming languages, and a broad product line that enables all users to select tools best tailored to their skills, tasks, and circumstances. MSDN Subscriptions for Visual Studio 2005 The best way to get Visual Studio 2005 With the release of Visual Studio 2005, five new MSDN Premium subscriptions will be introduced for Visual Studio 2005: one for the Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite, one for each of the Visual Studio 2005 Team Editions for Software Developers, Architects, and Testers, and one for Visual Studio 2005 Professional. Each of these new MSDN Premium subscriptions for Visual Studio 2005 includes the prior benefits of MSDN Universal with the latest development tools and technologies and continuous, priority access to product updates and new releases. Upon release of these new subscriptions, MSDN Universal and MSDN Enterprise will no longer be offered for sale and qualifying MSDN Universal and MSDN Enterprise subscribers will be upgraded, at no additional cost, to one of the higher value MSDN Premium subscriptions for the Visual Studio Team System role- based products. The MSDN Professional subscription will continue to be offered but will be renamed for sale as Visual Studio Professional Edition with MSDN Professional. Visual Studio Professional will now also be offered with the MSDN Premium Subscription, offering all the Microsoft Operating Systems, Servers, and Productivity Applications formerly offered only through MSDN Universal. The MSDN Operating Systems and MSDN Library subscriptions remain unchanged. Visual Studio 2005 + MSDN Subscription MSDN Subscription Team Suite Role-based Team Editions Professional Editions Who needs Software Software Software Software Professional Professional Developers building on it? Development Architects Developers Testers Developers Developers the Microsoft platform Teams MSDN Operating Subscription Premium Premium Premium Premium Premium Professional Library Systems Level Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers 33
  • 34. Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition Visual FoxPro Support 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 Incidents MSDN Online Concierge & Newsgroups MSDN Library All Major Microsoft Operating Systems A, B SQL Server & SQL Reporting Services (Developer Editions) A Broad Range of Windows Server Products A, C Visual Source Safe 2005 Productivity Apps (including Office, Project, Visio) A, D Microsoft Business Solutions E 1–4 Licenses No No Est Retail No currency No currency No currency No currency No currency No currency currency currency Price selected selected selected selected selected selected selected selected (per license, 1 year) 1 1–4 Licenses No No Renewal No currency No currency No currency No currency No currency No currency currency currency Price selected 2 selected 3 selected 3 selected 4 selected 4 selected 4 selected 3 selected 4 (per license, 1 year) 5+ Licenses: Product pricing and availability will vary by Volume Licensing program and geography. For more info about which program is right for you, please contact your Dell Sales Representative. 1. Pricing and availability may vary. The prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary. 2. Renewal pricing for the Visual Studio Team Suite with MSDN Premium Subscriptions is only available to customers with active or expiring MSDN Premium subscriptions for any of the Visual 34
  • 35. Studio Team Editions, including MSDN Universal or Enterprise Subscribers transitioned into a new Visual Studio role based subscription. 3. Renewal pricing for Visual Studio Team Editions for Software Developers, Architects, or Testers with MSDN Premium Subscriptions is only available to customers with active or expiring subscriptions of the same edition, the Visual Studio Team Suite, or MSDN Universal or Enterprise Subscribers transitioned into the new Team Edition subscription products. 4. Renewal pricing is available to customers with any type of active or expiring MSDN subscription, excluding the MSDN Library subscription. The MSDN Library Subscriptions renewal pricing is available to customers with any type of active or expiring MSDN Subscription. A. Software included in MSDN Subscriptions provides limited usage rights for development, testing, and demonstration purposes only. MSDN Subscriptions provide the most recent version of these products through regular shipments and many previous versions are available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. B. All major Microsoft Operating Systems includes Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center 2005. C. Broad Range of Windows Server Products includes Commerce Server 2002 (Developer Edition); Exchange Server 2003; Host Integration Server 2004; Application Center 2000 (Developer Edition);BizTalk Server 2004 (Developer Edition); Content Management Server 2002 (Developer Edition); Identity Integration Server 2003 (Enterprise Edition); ISA Server 2004; Microsoft Operations Manager 2005; Office Live Communications Server 2005;SharePoint Portal Server 2003;Speech Server 2004; Systems Management Server 2003. D. One copy of Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003 can be used for general business use, unrelated to development and testing. Only the single user with the appropriate MSDN subscription license can use the Microsoft Office product in this manner. E. Microsoft Business Solutions includes Axapta 3.0; CRM 1.2; Great Plains 7.5; Microsoft Business Network 1.0 Professional; Navision 4.0; Small Business Manager 7.5; Solomon 6.5. Available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Customers in North America can request a DVD from MSDN North American Subscription Services. Customers worldwide can contact MSDN customer service to request a DVD. MSDN Premium Subscriptions for Visual Studio 2005 include: • Continuous access to new software and technical resources. During the term of your subscription, you are entitled to upgrades to your subscription software and to select new releases and product betas, in addition to resources such as software and hardware development kits and service packs. • Latest Microsoft operating systems includes the latest versions of Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, and future Windows releases. Usage rights are limited to development and testing only. • Broad range of the latest Microsoft Windows Server System products includes the latest versions of SQL Server 2000, Exchange Server 2003, BizTalk Server 2004, Commerce Server 2002, Host Integration Server 2000, Application Center 2000, Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Content Management Server 2002. Usage rights are limited to development and testing only. • Latest Microsoft productivity applications includes Microsoft Visio 2003, Microsoft Project 2003, Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003, Infopath 2003, OneNote 2003, Visio Professional 2003, Project 2003, and MapPoint 2004. Usage rights are limited to business use directly related to development and testing only. In addition to development and testing use rights, one copy of Office 35
  • 36. Professional Enterprise Edition 2003 can be used by a single MSDN licensed user for general business use. • Technical support includes unlimited usage of MSDN Managed Newsgroups for online support with a guaranteed response time of two business days, phone-based support incidents, and free access to MSDN Online Concierge for non-technical questions regarding navigation of the MSDN site, Knowledge Base article searches, and MSDN Subscriber Downloads. • Continuously updated technical content is available through the MSDN Library, which offers comprehensive programming information, code samples, sample applications, technical documentation and articles, and the Microsoft Developer Knowledge Base. MSDN Professional Subscription for Visual Studio 2005 Professional includes: • Continuous access to new software and technical resources. During the term of your subscription, you are entitled to upgrades to your subscription software and to select new releases and product betas, in addition to resources such as software and hardware development kits and service packs. • Latest Microsoft operating systems includes the latest versions of Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, and future Windows releases. Usage rights are limited to development and testing only. • SQL Server & SQL Reporting Services (Developer Editions). Usage rights are limited to development and testing only. • Technical Support includes unlimited usage of MSDN Managed Newsgroups for online support with a guaranteed response time of two business days, phone-based support incidents, and free access to MSDN Online Concierge for non-technical questions regarding navigation of the MSDN site, Knowledge Base article searches, and MSDN Subscriber Downloads. • Continuously updated technical content is available through the MSDN Library, which offers comprehensive programming information, code samples, sample applications, technical documentation and articles, and the Microsoft Developer Knowledge Base. Transition Plan for MSDN Subscribers With Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft expands the existing product line to include Visual Studio 2005 Team System, a new class of extensible lifecycle tools designed to increase the predictability of software development processes, shorten the development life cycle, and to enable IT departments to deliver greater business value. Upon the release of Visual Studio 20052, qualifying3 MSDN Universal and MSDN Enterprise subscribers with valid subscriptions will be upgraded, at no additional cost, to one of the higher value MSDN Premium Subscriptions for the Visual Studio Team System. MSDN Universal, Enterprise, and Professional subscribers with valid subscriptions will also automatically receive trial versions for Visual Studio 2005 Team System products. Pre-release software for Visual Studio 2005 (beta versions or Community Technical Preview releases) is also available for download. MSDN Universal Current Subscription New Subscription 36
  • 37. Promotional Pricing Upgrade * Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite For a limited time from the launch of Visual Studio 2005, MSDN Universal subscribers will be eligible for promotional pricing on an upgrade to Visual Studio Team Suite with MSDN Premium subscription. Active retail subscribers at that time may purchase a special "step up" for their existing subscription, upgrading it to Visual Studio Team Suite with MSDN Premium subscription for an additional $1,2001. Retail "step-ups" will be available from your local reseller or MSDN Customer Service Center. Volume Licensing customers may upgrade by paying software assurance on the Team Suite through the balance of their agreement. Speak to your reseller or MS account manager for details. * Offers valid for active MSDN Universal subscribers only. Offers available from launch until June 30, 2006. MSDN Universal No-Cost Transitional Upgrade Renew Your Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition Subscription for Software Architects — or — Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers — or — Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers Qualifying3 MSDN Universal subscribers may upgrade, at no additional cost, to one of the MSDN Premium subscriptions for the Visual Studio 2005 Team Editions for Software Developers, Architects, or Testers4 prior to the end of the existing retail subscription or Volume License agreement term. Please visit Transition Your Subscription for instructions. Renew your MSDN Universal subscription and consider additional purchases prior to the release of Visual Studio 20052 in order to take advantage of this no-cost upgrade. Cost Savings Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition with MSDN Premium Subscription MSDN Enterprise Current Subscription New Subscription 37
  • 38. No-Cost Transitional Upgrade Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers Qualifying3 MSDN Enterprise subscribers will be automatically upgraded, at no additional cost, to the MSDN Premium subscription for the Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers. MSDN Enterprise Upgrade Your Renew your MSDN Enterprise Subscription and consider additional purchases, prior to the release of Visual Studio 20053 to take Subscription advantage of this no-cost upgrade. Alternatively, upgrade to MSDN Universal, prior to the release of Visual Studio 20052, and receive your choice of one of the Visual Studio 20052 Team System role-based products at no additional cost. MSDN Professional Current Subscription New Subscription No-Cost Transitional Upgrade Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition with MSDN Professional Subscription MSDN Professional subscribers will automatically receive Visual Studio 2005 Professional and transition to the MSDN Professional subscription for Visual Studio 2005 Professional. MSDN Professional Renew your MSDN Professional Subscription and consider Upgrade Your additional purchases prior to the release of Visual Studio 20052. Subscription Alternatively, upgrade to MSDN Universal, prior to the release of Visual Studio 20052, and receive your choice of one of the Visual Studio 20052 Team System role-based products at no additional cost. 38
  • 39. MSDN Operating Systems & MSDN Library MSDN Operating Systems and MSDN Library subscriptions remain unchanged. These subscriptions do not include Visual Studio 2005. Upgrade to MSDN Professional, MSDN Enterprise, or MSDN Universal and get priority access to Visual Studio 2005! Upgrade Your Subscription 1. All prices reflect pricing for purchases within the United States and are in U.S. dollars. Pricing and availability may vary. The prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary. 2. Upon release of Visual Studio 2005 during the second half of calendar year 2005, MSDN Universal and MSDN Enterprise subscriptions will no longer be offered for sale to new customers. 3. Transition options for MSDN Universal and MSDN Enterprise subscriptions acquired through special programs (e.g. Partner Programs, Academic Programs, etc.) will be communicated through respective program communications. 4. The Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server is sold separately on a Server/CAL basis. Each of the Visual Studio 2005 Team Editions for Software Developers, Architects, and Testers includes a CAL for the Team Foundation Server. To learn more about Team Foundation Server, click here. 5. Reference to the Visual Studio Team System "role-based" products includes the Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers, the Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects, and the Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers. Now Available to MSDN Subscribers: Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 Final release versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 are now available for MSDN subscribers to download. Redistributable packages, such as the .NET Framework 2.0, are also publicly available. Come Celebrate the Launch of Visual Studio 2005 Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 is out of beta and ready to go. Now the people behind it are joining the SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 teams for a 90-city, 50-country tour. Attendees receive complimentary software. Register at www.microsoft.com/launchtour2005. 39
  • 40. MSDN License Administration New MSDN Subscriptions Administration System On October 3, 2005, the existing MSDN Registration Management Tool was replaced with a powerful new system to manage MSDN Subscription licenses and associated benefits and entitlements. In addition to powerful new user-friendly features, the new system offers both flexibility and control, letting you: o Quickly add MSDN subscriptions to new users o Assign different benefits to individuals o Track and manage media shipments o Access your organization's subscription information worldwide in more than 20 languages Administrators can use the Microsoft Volume License Site to manage their organizations licenses, including licenses for MSDN and TechNet Subscriptions. For information and videos that demonstrate how to access and use the Microsoft Volume License Site, please visit: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/administration Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Now Available Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) enhances your messaging environment by adding improved mobile e-mail, better protection from spam, and advanced mailbox fundamentals. To get Exchange Server 2003 SP2, you can: • Download SP2 at no additional charge, in any of nine languages at the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/downloads/2003/sp2/download.mspx • Order the CD. For CD orders please contact your Dell Sales Representative. • Register for the Exchange Server 2003 with SP2 trial software if you are new to Exchange Server 2003. After you install SP2, plan to: 40
  • 41. • Install the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Mobile Web Administration tool, a separate Web tool required for the new remote wipe feature, coming in late 2005. • Investigate the Exchange Server 2003 support for mobile devices to take full advantage of new mobility enhancements. Exchange Server 2003 SP2 Overview Add even better protection, reliability, and easier administration as well as improved mobile messaging to your Exchange Server 2003 messaging environment when used with compatible devices. What Is SP2? SP2 is a cumulative update that enhances your Exchange Server 2003 messaging environment with: • Mobile e-mail improvements • Better protection against spam • Mailbox advancements Mobile E-Mail Improvements SP2 offers a huge leap forward in mobility capabilities. With SP2, Exchange Server 2003 can offer a significantly improved Microsoft Outlook experience on mobile devices as well as additional security and device control. As always, the Exchange ActiveSync protocol does not require expensive software or outsourcing fees to access data on your server running Exchange Server. The mobility enhancements in SP2 give you: • New seamless Direct Push Technology e-mail experience. No longer is there a reliance on short message service (SMS) to notify and ensure that your device automatically retrieves new e-mail from your Exchange server. SP2 uses an HTTP connection, maintained by the device, to push new e-mail messages, calendar, contact, and task notifications to the device. • Additional data compression translating to a faster experience when sending and receiving messages and reduced sync times. • Additional Outlook properties, including support for task synchronization and pictures in your list of contacts. In addition, you can now look up people by using the Global Address List (GAL) over the air. • Greater control over device security, including: - Policy setting. Unlock a device with a password. - Local wipe. Decide how many incorrect logon attempts are permitted before your data might be at risk. - Remote wipe. Lost, stolen, or misplaced devices are never out of reach. You decide when it’s prudent to reset devices remotely over the Web. Such policies help to ensure corporate data or applications are not compromised when devices are lost or get into the wrong hands. 41
  • 42. • New optional support for certificate-based authentication to eliminate the need to store corporate credentials on a device. • Added support for Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) to sign and encrypt messages coming to and from mobile devices. For details about the other mobility features in Exchange Server 2003, see the Mobility in Exchange Server 2003 page. Most mobile e-mail improvements, with the exception of support for tasks and for pictures in contacts lists, require that your device or the software on the devices be compatible with Exchange Server 2003 SP2. Windows Mobile–based devices require the Messaging and Security Feature Pack for Windows Mobile 5.0. Licensees of the Exchange ActiveSync protocol can take advantage of these improvements through updates to their messaging applications or devices. The roadmap for those devices is owned and managed by the licensee. If you have installed Microsoft Windows Media Player, you can see the Messaging and Security Feature Pack in action: • View video at 5 megabits per second (Mbps) • View video at 2 Mbps • View video at 300 kilobits per second To see how the "heartbeat" of Direct Push Technology keeps your mobile device up to date, view screenshots of the GAL Lookup and of other features, and more, register on the Microsoft Events site to watch the Secure and Scalable Messaging with Windows Mobile 5.0 webcast. Better Protection Against Spam SP2 delivers improved protection against spam to help ensure a secure and reliable messaging environment, including: • Updated and integrated Exchange Intelligent Message Filter. Based on the same patented SmartScreen filtering technology developed by Microsoft Research and now incorporated in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, MSN Internet Software and Services, and MSN Hotmail, SP2 incorporates the latest data and updates to the Exchange Intelligent Message Filter. Improvements to this filter ensure a continued focus on identifying spam and reducing false positives. These updates include new capabilities in the fight against spam including blocking phishing schemes. Phishing schemes attempt through deception to fraudulently solicit sensitive personal information by masquerading as legitimate Web sites. • New support for Sender ID e-mail authentication protocol. This new feature further helps prevent unwanted mailbox phishing and spoofing schemes by verifying the IP address of the e-mail sender against the purported owner of the sending domain. Spoofing attacks occur when one person or program is able to masquerade successfully as another to gain access to personal e-mail messages. The result of the Sender ID check is used as input to the Exchange Intelligent Message Filter. The sender must have registered a list of 42
  • 43. the valid IP addresses in DNS for accuracy. To learn more about Sender ID, see the Sender ID page on the Microsoft Safety site. Sender ID framework Mailbox Advancements Drive down operational costs and the complexity of your messaging environments with advances such as: • Increase in mailbox storage size limits to 75 gigabyte (GB) for Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition in response to your feedback and evolving mailbox storage needs. • New offline address book format offers significantly improved performance particularly when Outlook clients are operating in cached mode. • Cache mode enforcement with added flexibility. You now can force clients into cached mode to help improve performance and increase the number of active users per server. This is especially beneficial to organizations seeking to further site and server consolidation. • Finer controls for public folders, including better replication and permissions management, safe removal of servers, and folder deletion logging to increase administrative efficiency. • Full support for Novell GroupWise 6.x connectors and migration tools. • Iberian and Brazilian Portuguese spelling checker for Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access Top 10 Reasons to Install Exchange Server 2003 SP2 While there are many excellent reasons to install Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), these 10 reasons top the list. 1. Keep up to date with Direct Push Technology. It's easy for mobile workers to keep on top of issues with improved Exchange ActiveSync technology that automatically pushes Exchange Server data to mobile devices over HTTP and HTTPS. With SP2, synchronization has been extended to include more Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 properties, including Tasks. 2. Help protect your mobile devices through policy enforcement. With easily enforceable device policies such as remote wipe, local wipe, and PIN lock, you can more securely enable mobile access to Exchange Server. 43
  • 44. 3. Boost your defenses with Microsoft Exchange Server Intelligent Message Filter and Sender ID. SP2 raises the bar in the antispam war. The latest Exchange Server Intelligent Message Filter incorporates checks against phishing scams and domain spoofing tactics. 4. Support larger mailboxes with the raised storage limit in Standard Edition. Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition can now accommodate your users' demands for larger mailboxes. In SP2, storage limits have increased to 75 gigabytes (GB). 5. Simplify public folder administration. If your company uses public folders, SP2 brings a number of improvements to make them easier to manage and maintain, such as new wizards for easier administration, folder deletion logging and added replication controls. 6. Get your e-mail faster when on the go. Additional data compression through GZIP reduces synchronization bandwidth and latency giving you a faster experience when sending and receiving messages over mobile devices. 7. Access contact information wirelessly. Looking up global address list information stored on Exchange Server makes it easier to conduct business when out of the office. 8. Gain more mobile e-mail security options. Support for Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) message encryption and certificate-based authentication of mobile e-mail gives you more options for more securely handling your mobile e-mail. 9. Migrate with peace of mind with fully supported tools to move from GroupWise. Get the Migration Wizard and Connector for Novell GroupWise 6.x, included in SP2, now fully supported for co-existence and migration support from GroupWise 6.x to Exchange Server 2003. 10. Extend server consolidation with optimized cached mode. Administrators now have the ability to force clients into cached mode to help increase the number of active users per server. Also new with SP2, the offline address book has been reformatted to improve cached mode performance. These improvements extend opportunities for site and server consolidation. Note: Most mobile e-mail improvements in SP2 require compatible devices. See the Frequently Asked Questions About Exchange Server 2003 SP2 page for more information. To experience the improvements of Exchange Server 2003 SP2 for yourself: • Download Exchange Server 2003 SP2 • Register for the Exchange Server 2003 trial software If you haven’t migrated to Exchange Server 2003 yet don’t forget, effective January 1, 2006 extended support for Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 will end and enter into custom support. With this in mind, now is the time to upgrade to Exchange Server 2003! 44
  • 45. Contact your Dell Sales Rep for more information. WEBCASTS Tune in! The following webcasts cover services, tools, resources and best practices to help you make the most of your technology. These are only some of the webcasts available – take a look at other upcoming webcasts at the website below: http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/upcoming.mspx TechNet Webcast: Securing SharePoint 2003 Sites with ISA Server 2004 (Level 300) Thu, 08 Dec 2005 TechNet Webcast: An Introduction to SharePoint Products and Technologies (Level 100) Thu, 08 Dec 2005 MSDN Architecture Webcast: What's New in BizTalk Server 2006: The Flat File Wizard (Level 200) Thu, 08 Dec 2005 TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Failover Clustering for SQL Server 2000 Users (Level 200) Fri, 09 Dec 2005 TechNet Webcast: A More Secure and Well-Managed Infrastructure (Part 16 of 18): Using MOM to Monitor Your Environment (Level 300) Fri, 09 Dec 2005 TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: Preparing to Migrate (Level 200) Mon, 12 Dec 2005 Microsoft Licensing Executive Briefing Tue, 13 Dec 2005 TechNet Webcast: Reap the Immediate Benefits of Upgrading to SQL Server 2005 (Level 200) Tue, 13 Dec 2005 Enterprise Agreement Welcome Briefing Webcast Tue, 13 Dec 2005 Momentum Webcast: Microsoft Volume Licensing Basics and the Value of Software Assurance (Level 100) Tue, 13 Dec 2005 TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 In Depth (Part 14 of 14): Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (Level 200) Wed, 14 Dec 2005 TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Performance and Sizing (Level 200) Wed, 21 Dec 2005 MSDN Webcast: Creating a Custom Security Solution for SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (Level 200) Wed, 21 Dec 2005 45 Dell cannot be held responsible for errors in typography or photography.

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