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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Range

Microsoft Exchange 2013 for not-for-profits and charitiesMicrosoft Exchange Server 2013 is an email and personal information management server that runs on Windows Server. It provides a collaboration environment for secure messaging inside and outside an organisation. It also supports group scheduling capabilities, discussion groups, team folders, mobile and web access, and a host of other features.

Microsoft Exchange Server, the cornerstone of Microsoft’s Unified Communications solution, is a flexible and reliable messaging platform that can help you lower your messaging costs by 50-80%, increase productivity with anywhere access to business communications, and safeguard your business with protection and compliance capabilities that help you manage risk.

Both editions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 require 64-bit (x64) computers (Intel EM64T or AMD64), which makes more efficient use of memory and storage than older 32-bit computers. If your server does not support x64 software, you may request a donation of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and downgrade to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 through Microsoft's Volume Licencing Service Centre.

 

Licensing

Microsoft Exchange Server is a server application, not a server operating system. It must be used along with a server operating system, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2012. For each instance of Exchange Server, you must also have a Microsoft Windows Server licence.

  • For each server software licence you receive, you may run one instance of Microsoft Exchange in one physical or virtual operating system environment on the licensed server.
  • You may run or otherwise use any number of the Exchange Management Tools software in physical or virtual operating system environments on any number of devices. You may use those instances only with Microsoft Exchange Server. Use of any instance with Microsoft Exchange Server may be direct, indirect or through additional software.

 

Products available in the Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 range

 

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 provides a collaboration environment that delivers secure messaging capabilities to recipients inside and outside an organisation. Besides being a powerful email server, it supports group scheduling capabilities, discussion groups, team folders, mobile and web access, and a host of other features.

The only significant difference between the Standard and Enterprise Editions is the number of mailbox databases each edition allows.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Standard Edition SP1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Standard Edition is designed for small-to-medium-sized organisations. It is limited to five databases. Larger organisations should consider Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise Edition SP1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise Edition is designed for large organisations. It allows up to 50 databases.

 

Client Access Licences (CALs)

A Microsoft Exchange Server device or user client access licence (CAL) is required for each device (computer, phone, tablet, etc) or user accessing or using Microsoft Exchange Server. Through Connecting Up, Microsoft donates both standard and enterprise user and device CALs.

You do not need CALs for:

  • Up to two devices or users to access Microsoft Exchange for the purpose of administering Exchange Server.
  • Any user or device that accesses your instances of Microsoft Exchange without being directly or indirectly authenticated by Active Directory.

In addition to a Microsoft Exchange Server CAL, each user or device will also require a Microsoft Windows Server user or device CAL to connect to Microsoft Exchange Server.

 

Device Client Access Licence (CALs)

Microsoft Exchange Server Device CALs authorise one computer to access Microsoft Exchange Server, regardless of the number of users, for example on a shared workstation.

Microsoft Exchange Server Device CAL - Standard

Microsoft Exchange Server Standard Device Client Access Licence (CAL) authorises one computer to access Microsoft Exchange Server, regardless of the number of users (for example, on a shared workstation). It is valid for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Standard editions, as well as previous versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. 

Microsoft Exchange Server Device CAL - Enterprise

Microsoft Exchange Server Enterprise Device Client Access Licence (CAL) can be used only in conjunction with a Microsoft Exchange Server Standard Device CAL. It allows one computer or other device to access certain Microsoft Exchange Server features regardless of the number of users (for example, on a shared workstation). These features include integrated archiving, in-place hold, data loss prevention and unified messaging features. Exchange Server Enterprise CALs are not required for users or devices that do not need access to these additional features. 

Microsoft Exchange Server Device CAL Suite

Microsoft Exchange Server Device Client Access License (CAL) Suite is a set of Microsoft Exchange Server Device CALs for Microsoft Exchange Server. The Microsoft Exchange Server Device CAL Suite includes one Microsoft Exchange Server Device CAL - Standard and one Microsoft Exchange Server Device CAL - Enterprise which work with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, as well as previous versions of Microsoft Exchange Server.

 

User Client Access Licence (CALs)

Microsoft Exchange Server User CALs authorise one user to access Microsoft Exchange Server on any number of devices.

Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL - Standard

Microsoft Exchange Server Standard User Client Access Licence (CAL) authorises a user to access Microsoft Exchange Server from any device (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home). It is valid for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Standard editions, as well as previous versions of Microsoft Exchange Server.

Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL - Enterprise

Microsoft Exchange Server Enterprise User Client Access Licence (CAL) can be used only in conjunction with a  Microsoft Exchange Server Standard User CAL. It allows one user to access certain Microsoft Exchange Server features on any number of computers or other devices (for example, when an employee accesses the server from a computer at work and another at home). These features include integrated archiving, in-place hold, data loss prevention and unified messaging features. Exchange Server Enterprise CALs are not required for users or devices that do not need access to these additional features.

Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL Suite

Microsoft Exchange Server User Client Access Licence (CAL) Suite is a set of Microsoft Exchange Server User CALs for Microsoft Exchange Server. The Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL Suite includes one Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL - Standard and one Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL - Enterprise.

Core User CAL Suite

Microsoft Core User CAL Suite is a set of four user client access licences (CALs) and two user client management licences (MLs). Together they provide user licensing for key Microsoft server technologies.