Client Access Licenses Split Server Features

Client Access Licenses (CALs), which govern access rights to Microsoft servers, will undergo significant changes as Microsoft's Information Worker group develops a more granular approach to delivering advanced server features. Customers will require at least two CALs to access the full feature set of some upcoming servers. The changes will have an impact on how servers are installed, how CALs are managed, and how much customers pay. Although Microsoft has not yet announced specific pricing, even customers with upgrade rights will likely pay more.

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