SharePoint 2013 Extranet Licencing - External Users are Free

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I thought I would link to a few resources which go into detail about the new licensing options for extranets in SharePoint 2013. For organisations that are on Enterprise Agreements with Software assurance SharePoint 2013 offers the added benefit of being free for external users. The licensing guide states:-

In SharePoint 2013, for Extranet and Internet sites scenarios, no CALs are required for External Users. 

·         External users means users that are not either your or your affiliates’ employees, or your or your affiliates’ onsite contractors or onsite agents. 

This is great news for internet sites also as it allows sites to be hosted on SharePoint 2013 without the prohibited costs that accompanied 2010 for internet sites.  

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