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MOSS Licensing and SharePoint Server Version and Edition Comparison

Posted by Christian Dam on January 24, 2008


I spent some of my day figuring out how MOSS licensing works and especially what the possibilities are in respect to single farm deployments. I stumbled upon two great (slightly old) links that was of great help to me:

First, The SharePoint Product and Technologies Team Blog talks a bit about the different features and links to a great spreadsheet which lists the differences.

Second, The Team Blog also mentions an Important change to MOSS 2007 for Internet Sites (MOSSFIS) licensing. The key change is that now you can host both Intranet, Extranet and Internet sites on the same MOSS farm, something that was previously prohibited for licensing reasons. You need to buy the same amount of licenses as you would, if your deployment was split up on different farm, though.

Finally, the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 frequently asked questions also contains valuable information about licensing.

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