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License

Provides the legal right to install, run, access, or otherwise interact with a product.

License Assignment

To allocate a product license to one device or user so that it is not considered to be in use by multiple devices or users simultaneously. See synonym Assign for in-depth entry.

License grant

New version licenses received as a benefit of SA (Software Assurance). See new version rights for in-depth entry.

License Mobility Across Server Farms

A special provision, usually associated with SA (Software Assurance), that allows licenses assigned to servers to be reassigned with unlimited frequency within the confines of a server farm.

License Mobility through SA

A SA (Software Assurance) benefit, offered for most server applications, that allows server-side licenses to be reassigned to cover workloads running on a service provider's multitenant servers, including Microsoft's own Azure.

License Mobility through Software Assurance

A use right provided through volume licensing programs that allows customers to repurpose server licenses with active SA (Software Assurance) toward workloads running on a service provider's multitenant servers. See synonym License Mobility through SA for in-depth entry.

License model

Determines how a customer is charged for use of a Microsoft product by defining a set of license types, which devices or users require them, and under what circumstances.

Licensing Reference Set Illustrations

Lists all the Illustrations available as part of the Licensing Reference Set

Licensing Reference Set Tables

Lists all the tables available as part of the Licensing Reference Set

Licensing Reference Set Timelines

Lists all the timelines available as part of the Licensing Reference Set

Live Meeting

A retired online service that provided large meeting support. See successor product Skype Meeting Broadcast for in-depth entry.

Logical Processor

A discrete computational unit to which the operating system can assign an independent instruction stream; sometimes relevant under the Per Core License Model. See synonym hardware thread for in-depth entry.

Long Term Servicing Channel

A type of servicing model offered for Windows client OS, Windows Server, and most System Center products, that allows customers to defer feature upgrades for up to ten years while keeping computers eligible for product support. See LTSC for in-depth entry.

LTSB

The Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) is the label used for the slow cadence servicing model offered for System Center Configuration Manager; the term was previously used for Windows Enterprise and Windows Server until the word Branch was replaced by “Channel” (LTSC)

LTSC

The Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) is a type of servicing model offered for Windows client OS, Windows Server, and most System Center products, that allows customers to defer feature upgrades for up to ten years while keeping computers eligible for product support.

Lync client

Client applications for desktop and mobile devices that provides access to Lync Server and Lync Online features that provided presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, and application sharing. Name changed; see successor product Skype for Business client for in-depth entry.

Lync Online

An online service that provided presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, and application sharing. Name changed; see successor product Skype for Business Online for in-depth entry.

Lync Server

A Windows Server-based server application that provides presence, instant messaging (IM), voice and video, and application sharing. See successor product Skype for Business Server for in-depth entry.