Reference Guide

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Base CAL

A type of CAL (Client Access License) that covers access to the main features of a matching server-based product, but not access to certain advanced or niche features.

BitLocker Administration and Monitoring

Technology that manages BitLocker, Microsoft's full disk encryption technology; licensed with MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack).


A compact self-contained server, usually on its own circuit board, that fits into an enclosure shared with other blades; treated as a freestanding server for licensing purposes.

Business and Services Agreement

An evergreen document that contains numerous terms and conditions applicable to EA (Enterprise Agreement) and Select Plus volume licensing program contracts as well as to product support and consulting services contracts. See MBSA for in-depth entry.