New FIM License Model as of 1. April 2015


I could not believe the news yesterday I read on Peter Geelens blog about the new License Model of FIM, thought of an April’s fool first 😉

But all information is still present, Microsoft gives a great surprise to us all.

In short:

  • FIM Server License is now included in the Windows Server License (Standard and Datacenter)
  • Only CALs are needed for users managed in portal.
  • External Connector License is switching to Windows Connector License.

So if you only plan to implement the Sync Engine you have already paid for FIM with your Windows Server License and can setup a scenario for “free” (nearly).

Take a look at the product use rights (PUR):

Main site: Volume Licensing

Or download the PUR document directly:

German: www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?documenttype=PUR&lang=German

English: www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/Downloader.aspx?documenttype=PUR&lang=English

From my perspective this is the “News of the Year”.

/Peter

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About Peter Stapf
Senior Consultant Identity and Access MVP (Enterprise Mobility)

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