Evaluating CAL Suites

Client Access Licenses (CAL) suites are collections of client-side licenses for accessing Microsoft server software, such as Windows Server and Exchange Server, and a few Exchange-related online services. Compared to purchasing component licenses separately, CAL suites can in many cases be a more economical option, and they can be leveraged to reduce the cost of migrating to Microsoft-hosted online services. However, buying CAL suites can lead to several forms of overlicensing, especially when purchased through an Enterprise Agreement (EA).

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