Last week, Paul Robichaux wrote aboutMicrosoft Exchange Server 2010 licensing requirements. The topic was suggested by a reader email that explained a problem whereby in this reader's small organization, he was being told that he needed Exchange 2010 CALs for all users in the organization as soon as the first Exchange 2010 server is installed. This requirement prevents small businesses from installing the Exchange 2010 infrastructure and slowly migrating users to Exchange 2010 Mailbox servers as they can afford to purchase the CALs.
Robichaux's commentary generated a lot of interested, as you might expect—including a discussion with an Exchange team PM about the terms of the Microsoft licensing agreement. Paul will be writing up what he's learned for a commentary in a couple weeks. In the meantime, he's put together a survey about Exchange licensing that we'd like you to take. It's a short survey, just 9 questions, and doesn't require you to enter any personal information. The survey will remain open through June 30, 2011.
So please take a few minutes to visit the link and let us know a bit about your licensing knowledge and experience. Paul will present the results of the poll in an upcoming commentary.