Forefront TMG Editions

Forefront TMG Editions:

Forefront TMG is available in Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.
Although the deployment needs of the network infrastructure are different, both editions include the same features and have the same protection and access control capabilities.
The following table compares and contrasts the features of the two editions in Forefront TMG.
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Supported deployment scenarios
Standalone server
Server in a standalone array
Server in an array managed by EMS
Up to 4 CPU’s
Supports remote management of firewall policies and configuration settings.
Array/NLB/CARP support
You can only have one server in an array.
Enterprise Management
Yes, with the added ability to manage Standard Editions.
VPN support
Forward proxy/cache compression
Network IPS (NIS)
E-mail Protection
Requires Exchange license
Requires Exchange license
Web Protection
Requires subscription
Requires subscription

Forefront 2010 Licensing Overview

Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010
The Forefront TMG solution includes two separately licensed elements:
· Forefront TMG 2010* Server provides URL filtering, anti-malware inspection, intrusion prevention, application- and network layer firewall, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection in a single solution.
· Forefront TMG Web Protection Service provides continuous updates for malware filtering and access to cloud-based URL filtering to protect against the latest Web threats.

* Forefront TMG 2010 is licensed under the processor licensing model, with a license required for each physical or virtual processor accessed by an operating system environment running a TMG Server. This license does not require any device or user CALs
Forefront TMG 2010 Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition are offered in the following Microsoft licensing programs:
· Enterprise Agreement
· Enterprise Agreement Subscription
· Select
· Academic and Government Select
· ISV Royalty
· Open
· Open Value
· Open Value Subscription
· Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
· Campus and School Agreement

* Forefront TMG Standard Edition is also available in Full Packaged Product (FPP) for retail sale through distributors.

Forefront TMG Web Protection Service is a subscription product licensed per user or per device. It is offered as a stand-alone product cor as part of the Enterprise CAL Suite or Forefront Protection Suite. TMG Web Protection Service is available in the same Microsoft licensing programs as Forefront TMG 2010, except for the following:
· ISV Royalty
· Open


* All prices reflect pricing for purchases in the United States and Canada and appear in US dollars. The prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary.

Required Software

* All prices reflect pricing for purchases in the United States and Canada and appear in US dollars. The prices listed are estimated retail prices; reseller pricing may vary.

Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010
Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 is licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing (MVLS) and requires:
· A server license, available either through an OEM appliance or as software. It gives the license holder the right to install and use the server software.
· A Client Access License (CAL) for each named or authenticated device or user that accesses a system running Unified Access Gateway. A Device CAL grants the right for one device (accessed by any user) to access the Unified Access Gateway server software. A User CAL permits one user (using any device) to access the server software.
· An optional external connector license is also available to enable external parties to access the network. Customers have the choice to license an external connector for each Unified Access Gateway Server that those external users will access, or to license a Unified Access Gateway CAL for each external user.
Customers can license Unified Access Gateway as part of the following Microsoft licensing programs:
· Enterprise Agreement
· Enterprise Agreement Subscription
· Select
· Select Plus
· Open
· Open Value
· Open Value Subscription
· Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
· Campus and School Agreements
· US Government

Purchasing Options
Customers can buy Unified Access Gateway server licenses:
· Through OEM partners if they want to buy Unified Access Gateway as a physical appliance. This includes the underlying Windows Server 2008 R2 license.
· From Microsoft Volume Licensing. These options require provisioning the license from a customer’s existing agreement. Appliances are available from Microsoft partner hardware vendors


Unified Access Gateway Client Access Licenses
Product Licenses Price Description

Other Licenses

* UAG CALs will be added to the Enterprise CAL starting in spring 2010


Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY.Access 2010 database software features and benefit

Access 2010 database software features and benefit

Microsoft Access 2010 is all about simplicity, with ready-to-go templates to get you going and powerful tools that stay relevant as your data grows.

Access 2010 empowers you to make the most of your information—even if you’re not a database expert. And, through newly added Web databases, Access amplifies the power of your data, making it easier to track, report, and share with others. Your data will never be further away than your closest Web browser.1


Build databases faster and easier than before

Forget the learning curve. Out-of-the box templates and reusable components make Access 2010 a fast and simple database solution.

Get started in just a few clicks. Find new built-in templates you can start using without customization, or select templates from and customize them to meet your needs.
Build your databases with new modular components using new Application Parts and add prebuilt Access components for common tasks to your database in a few simple clicks.

Create more impactful forms and reports

Access 2010 brings you the innovative tools you’d expect from Microsoft Office to help you easily create professional, informative forms and reports.

Conditional formatting now supports data bars and you can now manage your conditional formatting rules from a single intuitive view.

The addition of Office themes in Access 2010 gives you the ability to coordinate numerous database objects in just a couple clicks and makes formatting a breeze.

Get easier access to the right tools at the right time

Locate the commands you need when you want them and where you want them.

Easily customize the improved Ribbon to make the commands you need most accessible. Create custom tabs or even customize built-in tabs. With Access 2010, you’re in control.

Manage your database and obtain a faster, more direct route to your database tools from the new Microsoft Office Backstage™ view. The Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu in all Office 2010 applications to provide a centralized, organized space to manage your database and customize your Access experience.

Add automation and complex expressions without writing a line of code

Access 2010 empowers you to be your own developer by bringing you simplified and easy-to-use tools—even if you consider yourself a database novice.

The enhanced Expression Builder greatly simplifies your formulas and expressions with IntelliSense. Reduce errors and spend more time focusing on building your database.

With the revamped Macro Designer, it’s now even easier for you to add basic logic to your database. If you’re an experienced Access user, you’ll find the enhancements are more intuitive for creating complex logic and enable you to extend your database application.

Get a centralized landing pad for your data

Access 2010 offers easy ways to bring your data together and increase work quality.

Include Web Services and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services data right in the applications you build. You can now connect to data sources via newly added Web Service protocol.2

Import and link data from a broad range of other external sources such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Outlook, and more. Or, collect and update your data via e-mail—no server required.


Access your database in new ways

Newly added Access Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 enables you to make your databases available on the Web with new Web databases.
Start collaborating right away. Post your databases online and then access, view, and edit them from the Web. Users without an Access client can open Web forms and reports via a browser and their changes are automatically synchronized.

Whether you’re a large corporation, small-business owner, nonprofit organization, or if you’re just looking for more efficient ways to manage your personal information, Access 2010 makes it easier to get what you need done more quickly, with more flexibility, and with better results.

1. This feature requires Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 to publish and share a Web database.
2. Support for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services is configured in SharePoint Server 2010.

Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY.Visual Studio 2012 Licensing Overview

Visual Studio 2012 Licensing Overview

With Visual Studio 2012 there are essentially two things for which you purchase licenses:

  •   Users.
  •   The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server environment.


The primary way to license users is by purchasing the appropriate level MSDN subscription for each user who will be participating in software development projects. The software, services, and support included with MSDN subscriptions varies by level, so you should consult the MSDN subscription comparison to determine the right level for the needs of each team member. The Visual Studio and other Microsoft software that the MSDN subscriber can install and run is defined by what is available for that MSDN subscription level in MSDN Subscriber Downloads while the user’s subscription is active.
MSDN subscription options:

  • Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN
  • Visual Studio Premium with MSDN
  • Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN
  • Visual Studio Professional with MSDN
  • MSDN Operating Systems

Alternatively, for users who do not need to use any Microsoft platforms like Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server, etc. as part of their development efforts, who do not need use of Windows Azure, who do not need technical support, who do not need e-learning, and who do not collaborate with other development team members via Team Foundation Server, and who do not need access to new versions of the software, you can purchase a stand-alone Visual Studio Professional license.

The Team Foundation Server Environment

The Team Foundation Server environment is where the software developers, testers, project managers, stakeholders, and other participants in the software development team collaborate, manage source code, manage and prioritize work, generate builds of the application, and much more. You purchase Windows Server and Team Foundation Server licenses for each server in this environment, plus Windows Server and Team Foundation Server Client Access Licenses (CALs) for each user connecting to these servers. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard is included with the Team Foundation Server license for use with Team Foundation Server.

Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY..Windows Server 2012 Edition overview

Continue..Windows Server 2012 Edition overview

The packaging and licensing structure for Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition and Windows Server 2012 Standard edition has been updated to simplify purchasing and reduce management requirements.

  • Two editions differentiated only by virtualization rights – two virtual instances for Standard edition and unlimited virtual instances for Datacenter edition.
  • A consistent processor-based licensing model that covers up to two physical processors on a server.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials edition and Windows Server 2012 Foundation edition remain unchanged.

  • Server-based licensing model – Foundation is for single processor servers and Essentials is for either one or two processor servers.
  • CALs not required for access – Foundation comes with 15 user accounts and Essentials comes with 25 user accounts.

Determining the number of licenses for Datacenter and Standard editions

Each license covers up to two physical processors on a single server. The minimum number of licenses required for each server is determined by the number of physical processors. For Standard edition you can add more virtual instances by assigning additional licenses to the server (two incremental virtual instances are added per license).

Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY.Windows Server 2012 Edition overview

Windows Server 2012 Edition overview

The Windows Server 2012 product line-up has been streamlined and simplified, making it easier for customers to choose the edition that is right for their needs.

  • Datacenter edition for highly-virtualized private cloud environments.
  • Standard edition for non-virtualized or lightly virtualized environments.
  • Essentials edition for small businesses with up to 25 users running on servers with up to two processors.
  • Foundation edition for small businesses with up to 15 users running on single processor servers
Edition Ideal for… High Level Feature
Licensing Model Pricing
Open NL (US$)
Datacenter Highly virtualized
private & hybrid
cloud environments
Full Windows
Server functionality
with unlimited
virtual instances
Processor + CAL* $4,809**
Standard Low density or non-
Full Windows
Server functionality
with two virtual
Processor + CAL* $882**
Essentials Small business
Simpler interface,
connectivity to
cloud based services; no
virtualization rights
Server (25 User
Account Limit)
Foundation Economical general
purpose server
General purpose
server functionality
with no
virtualization rights
Server (15 User
Account Limit)
OEM Only


*CALs are required for every user or device accessing a server. See the Product Use Rights ( ) for details.

**Pricing represents Open No Level (NL) ERP. For your specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.

Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY-SBS Server

Microsoft SBS Server Editions :

Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011) comes in two editions: Standard and Essentials. In addition, the Small Business Server Premium Add-on is available for SQL based line of business (LOB) support, or as an additional member server.

Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Your all-in-one network solution, designed and priced for small businesses with up to 75 users. SBS 2011 Standard delivers enterprise-class server technology in an affordable, all-in-one solution. SBS 2011 Standard helps protect your business information from loss by performing automatic daily backups. Additionally, it allows users to be more productive with features such as e-mail, Internet connectivity, internal websites, remote access, and file and printer sharing.

Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Get ready for the future and take advantage of the cloud. Ideal as a first server for small businesses with up to 25 users, SBS 2011 Essentials provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to help protect data, organize and access business information from virtually anywhere, support the applications needed to run a business, and quickly connect to online services for e-mail, collaboration and CRM.

Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on

The Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-On gives small businesses a flexible and cost-effective solution for deploying additional servers on a network running Windows SBS 2011. It provides a platform for running line-of-business (LOB) applications that are based on the SQL Server operating system, role-based server deployments (such as additional domain controllers), and virtual servers that run in a Hyper-V environment. It also gives you the flexibility to access a second application platform when you need it, yet requires minimal IT resources. Designed as an add-on component for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials or Standard, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-On includes Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Technologies and SQL Server 2008 R2 for Small Business.

Lync Server 2010 Licensing

Lync Server 2010 Licensing

Lync Server 2010 follows the Server/Client Access License (CAL) model. Under this model, a Lync Server 2010 license is required for each operating system environment running Lync Server 2010. A CAL is required for each user or device accessing the Lync Server. You can acquire Lync Server 2010 CAL as standalone servers and Client Access licenses (CAL) or you can purchase the CALs as part of the Microsoft Enterprise CAL (ECAL) Suite. Lync 2010 is the client software used to interact with the Lync Server 2010 Server and is licensed separately as a standalone license, or available via Office Professional Plus 2010.

Lync Server 2010

  • Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition :
    Standard Edition requires that primary server components, as well as the database for storing user and conference information, be configured on a single computer. Standard Edition is recommended for organizations that do not require higher availability through load balancing.
  • Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition :
    Enterprise Edition enables separation of server functionality and data storage to achieve higher capacity and availability. Enterprise Edition is recommended for organizations that require higher availability through load balancing.

Lync CAL Offerings

  • Lync Server 2010 Standard CAL
  • Lync Server 2010 Enterprise CAL
  • Lync Server 2010 Plus CAL

Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY. Office 2010 Key registration

Office 2010 Key Registration:

Please find below the details how Office can be registered under Volume License.

Microsoft TIP OF THE DAY. Office 2010 Suite

Microsoft Office 2010 Difference in all Microsoft Licensing

Below comparison clearly show the Office 2010 Suite in all license options.
Office 2010 Outlook In Volume license/ Paper license comes with Business Contact Manager (w/BCM) which is not available in other Office license options.