Microsoft has released its Office System 2007 Licensing. Some interesting things to note:
a) Current Office Professional users will migrate to Office Professional Plus under SA's and EA's.
b) Forms Server (InfoPath forms via the web) will be released as a separate server offering, but also included in the new Enterprise CAL introduced by Microsoft. This will have a separate licensing structure for external website use.
c) The new Enterprise CAL (which will be an upgrade to the Core CAL many companies already own) will include:
- Business data exposure via the Business Data Catalog
- Forms Server
- Excel Services (Not sure what this is going to be called)
- Rights Management Services
- MOM licensing
- Security licensing (don't know exactly what this is yet)
- Communicator licensing
d) A new desktop suite called Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 will include the laptop friendly tools Groove & OneNote.
e) A product acquired from a company called UMT (www.umt.com) is being re-branded and included in the 2007 server lineup as: Microsoft Project Portfolio Server 2007.
Microsoft.com: Client Suite Licensing
Microsoft.com: Pricing Overview (Including Servers)
Microsoft.com (Word Doc): Pricing FAQ Sheet - Includes Great details about each individual server.