Office 365 SQL Licencing
Posted on 2014-04-02
We are looking to move to office 365 from our software assurance agreement from Microsoft and while there is quite a lot of documents online about licencing I can’t seem to find answers to the following questions. Any help or links to documents would be very useful.
If we go down the route of office 365 with the E3 plan do we get the following?
• CAL’s – I can see we get Lync, exchange, and SharePoint CAL’s but I can’t find anywhere whether we need to purchase SQL CAL’s for Lync/SharePoint for office 365. Do we need to provide a hosted SQL server i.e. in Windows Azure or is this all included in the price? My thoughts are as it is hosted and subscription based we won’t need SQL CAL’s or a SQL licence.
• Are licences for on premise Exchange, Lync, SharePoint included? Would we just need to pay for the Windows server licences? Just curious if we go down the hybrid route.
• Just to confirm do we just need windows desktop O/S Licences and an office 365 subscription to use all the features of office 365 such as Lync/SharePoint enterprise.