Executive Summary
Rob Horwitz
August 2010
This licensing outline explains the product licenses, licensing rules, and costs for on-premises SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 systems
Factors complicating SharePoint licensing include the product line's four functional tiers, each with their own licensing particularities, and how other Microsoft products are prerequisites
Overview of Microsoft's three types of volume licensing programs—Open, Select, and Enterprise Agreements—and how they can be used to purchase SharePoint Server—related licenses
The server-side licenses required for a SharePoint Server 2010—based infrastructure include server licenses for SharePoint Server, FAST for SharePoint, SQL Server, and Windows Server
Explains the set of Client Access Licenses (CALs) that clients of a SharePoint Server 2010—based system require; details subset of product features requiring an Enterprise CAL
SharePoint Server for Internet Sites provides a way of licensing Internet or extranet sites accessed by nonemployees without having to purchase Client Access Licenses (CALs)
Illustrates the SharePoint Server, Windows Server, SQL Server, and Office-related licenses required in five key SharePoint usage scenarios
Links to additional information on topics related to licensing on-premises SharePoint Server 2010 systems
Summary of the major SharePoint Server licensing and packaging changes made between May 2001 and May 2010