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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am planning to start up my own small company, I intend to sell software services using sharepoint. To start with it will be 5 people company, without about 100 users from multiple companies accessing sharepoint with a login. Users will self register, pay and use the software. There will a site collection for each of company. 

    So Demo will be public, Actual Users will have to login using their live/google accounts.  

    Do I need buy CALs for each of the user?


    Vasudev S.

    Saturday, October 3, 2015 3:26 AM

Answers

  • SharePoint Foundation is supported by Windows User CALs. If you are using Active Directory for those user accounts, then yes, you would need a Windows User CAL.

    That said, you're performing a hosting service. Hosting services are an entirely different story and I'd encourage you to reach out to Microsoft Licensing for your exact scenario.


    Trevor Seward

            

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Proposed as answer by Sara Fan Thursday, November 5, 2015 7:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Monday, November 9, 2015 11:17 AM
    Saturday, October 3, 2015 4:19 AM
  • Hi Vasudev,

    You might need to go through Microsoft SharePoint Foundation EULA at this point. EULA is "End User License Agreement" for SharePoint Foundation.

    http://www.microsoft.com/web/webpi/eula/speulas_en.html

    Also I would encourage you to refer below thread which talks about the similar topic (hosting SharePoint Foundation for Extranet Environment) I hope you find this useful.

    http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/13153/what-are-the-licensing-requirements-to-implement-sharepoint-foundation-in-an-ext


    Saturday, October 3, 2015 5:04 AM

All replies

  • SharePoint Foundation is supported by Windows User CALs. If you are using Active Directory for those user accounts, then yes, you would need a Windows User CAL.

    That said, you're performing a hosting service. Hosting services are an entirely different story and I'd encourage you to reach out to Microsoft Licensing for your exact scenario.


    Trevor Seward

            

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Proposed as answer by Sara Fan Thursday, November 5, 2015 7:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Monday, November 9, 2015 11:17 AM
    Saturday, October 3, 2015 4:19 AM
  • Hi Vasudev,

    You might need to go through Microsoft SharePoint Foundation EULA at this point. EULA is "End User License Agreement" for SharePoint Foundation.

    http://www.microsoft.com/web/webpi/eula/speulas_en.html

    Also I would encourage you to refer below thread which talks about the similar topic (hosting SharePoint Foundation for Extranet Environment) I hope you find this useful.

    http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/13153/what-are-the-licensing-requirements-to-implement-sharepoint-foundation-in-an-ext


    Saturday, October 3, 2015 5:04 AM
  • Hi,

    If these replies are helpful to you, you could mark there replies as answers to close the case. If you have any question about this issue, please feel free to reply.

    Best regards,

    Sara Fan


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    Friday, October 9, 2015 8:20 AM