Exchange Without Outlook?
I once tried to become a Microsoft licensing guru. I read a book by Scott
and a report by Directions
Struggle as I might, I finally realized that becoming an expert meant total
immersion in a complex, often arbitrary, artificial construct designed to prop
up Microsoft's stock price (and how well is that working out?).
I learned enough to write two cover stories -- "SA
Exposed" and "7
Steps to a Better Bargain" -- but still feel inadequate compared to
Mr. Braden and longtime reader Travis Parrent, who wrote a sidebar for me based
upon his mathematical licensing analysis.
Travis last week sent me a link to a blog complaining that Exchange 2007 customers
not get licenses to Outlook 2007 -- unless they've ponied up the truly big
bucks for Software Assurance.
The issue is that the new Outlook unlocks some of the coolest Exchange 2007
features. Of course, Microsoft has an easy answer: Just buy Office 2007!
Posted by Doug Barney on March 28, 2007 at 11:52 AM