Microsoft Windows Server Add-on Device CAL Open Business with Software Assurance
Windows Server 2012 CALs
PLEASE NOTE: The minimum quantity for an order is five (5) licenses. The price
shown is per license. This is an electronic license only product, and you will
receive an email with your license information 1-3 business days after your
order is placed.
Windows Server 2012 captures the experience Microsoft has gained from building
and operating public clouds to deliver a highly dynamic, available, and
cost-effective server platform for your datacenter and your private cloud. It
offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and
multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that connects more securely across
premises and allows IT to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.
Windows Server 2012 is an open, scalable, and elastic web and application
platform. For distributed and mobile workforces, Windows Server 2012 empowers IT
to help ensure people’s access to their personalized work environment from
virtually anywhere. Whether you are an enterprise, a small or medium-sized
business, or a hosting provider, Windows Server 2012 will help you cloud
optimize your IT.
With the User CAL, you purchase a CAL for every user who accesses the server to
use services such as file storage or printing, regardless of the number of
devices they use for that access. Purchasing a User CAL might make more sense if
your company employees need to have roaming access to the corporate network
using multiple devices, or from unknown devices, or simply have more devices
than users in your organization. With a Device CAL, you purchase a CAL for every
device that accesses your server, regardless of the number of users who use that
device to access the server. Device CALs may make more economic and
administrative sense if your company has workers who share devices, for example,
on different work shifts.