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|Virtualized Servers More Likely to Need SA|
|Thursday, 01 November 2012|
Customers must buy Software Assurance (SA) for Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, Project Server 2013, and SharePoint Server 2013 server licenses to reassign those licenses between computers more frequently than every 90 days. This change may increase costs for customers who virtualize server workloads and require the flexibility to move virtual machines (VMs) between servers on a frequent basis. However, most of the licensing fees for these four products are generated by Client Access Licenses (CALs), so the new server-side license rules shouldn't impact overall licensing costs significantly.
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