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    AAAHHHHHH SharePoint 2010 licencing

    Drives me Mad
    Last year I spoke to a company and explained what I wanted to do with sharepoint 2010. He then explained what licences I needed. Great, purchased licences jobs a good un.
    Renewal time.
    Same company call to confirm (different salesman this time) and says I need different licences. So last year I was not covered. Glad I had records of conversations in case anything came up with Microsoft.
    Right, here is what I wanted.
    I wanted SharePoint 2010 initially as our intranet site. This year I wanted to expose it to the outside world. Public website and access for staff / students / governours.
    Even this chap said he is qualified in Microsoft licencing and that if I spoke to Microsoft they would give me a different answer. AAAHHHHHH. Could someone tell me what licences I need?
    We have EES and server 2008 licences
    What we have at the moment for this SharePoint
    Sharepoint for internet sites
    SQL2008

    Any pointer would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozydave View Post
    I wanted SharePoint 2010 initially as our intranet site. This year I wanted to expose it to the outside world. Public website and access for staff / students / governours.
    You might be hitting the extra license due to the external access (vs the purely internal access). Certain stuff does work like that, but I avoid Sharepoint like the plague, so can't help with specifics.

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    Ask him why you've incurred the additional license.

    Even this chap said he is qualified in Microsoft licencing and that if I spoke to Microsoft they would give me a different answer.
    Actually, if you speak to Microsoft licensing and ask them anything tricky, they usually hide and cry in the corner. If you speak to an outsourced licensing helldesk and ask them a tricky question they'll either a) pretend their system has gone down or b) give you random free licenses without checking your credentials just to get you off the phone.

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    Actually, if you speak to Microsoft licensing and ask them anything tricky, they usually hide and cry in the corner. If you speak to an outsourced licensing helldesk and ask them a tricky question they'll either a) pretend their system has gone down or b) give you random free licenses without checking your credentials just to get you off the phone.
    So Ture

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    Just get the Office 365 hosted version, its free now to educational users.

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    hi - the Microsoft Education team can help here!

    email: educationuk@microsoft.com

    Get in touch and we'll give you a definitive answer

    Cheers
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    (Microsoft Edu team!)

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    We moved away from Sharepoint and went down the Liferay route due to licensing and been so costly for something so simple.

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