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Yes, the SBS 2008 single CALs are available in Open License too, not just Open Value.

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Yes, the SBS 2008 single CALs are available in Open License too, not just Open Value.

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Shortly after my Can I buy SBS 2008 single CALs or do I have to buy them in 5 and 20 packs? post that I sent a link to off to a Partner who asked this question in our Microsoft SMB Channel Community User Group, I received a follow-up question asking, “That link gives Open Value SKUs, but no Open Licensing SKUs. Do you happen to have those as well?”

As such, I am adding this post here for any of you that have the same question, showing the Open License part numbers for SBS 2008 CALs. Not sure on the difference between the Open Value and Open License Programs? No worries. You might want to check out the following items first:

The easiest way to think of the difference is: Open Value provides Software Assurance benefits while Open License is for purchasing the license only.  Now, here are the SBS 2008 CAL part #s in the Open License Program:

SBS 2008 Standard CAL Open License SKUs:

  • 6UA-01287 - Windows Small Bus CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP 20 Device CAL - $1,346.00
  • 6UA-01292 - Windows Small Bus CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP 20 User CAL - $1,346.00
  • 6UA-02185 - Windows Small Bus CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP 5 Device CAL - $337.00
  • 6UA-02188 - Windows Small Bus CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP 5 User CAL - $337.00
  • 6UA-02670 - Windows Small Bus CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP NL Device CAL - $68.00
  • 6UA-02673 - Windows Small Bus CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP NL User CAL - $68.00

SBS 2008 Premium CAL Open License SKUs:

  • 6VA-02186 - Win SBS Premium CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP 20 NL Device CAL - $ 3,304.00
  • 6VA-02189 - Win SBS Premium CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP 20 NL User CAL - $3,304.00
  • 6VA-01641 - Win SBS Premium CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP 5 NL Device CAL - $826.00
  • 6VA-01644 - Win SBS Premium CAL Ste 2008 Sngl OLP 5 NL User CAL - $826.00
  • 6VA-02848 - Windows SBS CAL Premium 2008 Sngl OLP NL Device CAL - $169.00
  • 6VA-02851 - Windows SBS CAL Premium 2008 Sngl OLP NL User CAL - $169.00

If you are looking to get the benefits of Software Assurance on the SBS CALs, be sure to look at the Open Value and Open Value Subscription programs for your SBS CALs. When choosing the Open Value Subscription program to cover your client’s SBS CAL needs, they get the benefits of lower annual cost, flexibility of true-up and down on an annual basis without paying during the year and more, including getting 50% off in year one if they have SBS 2003 CALs today by using the Up-to-date discount as well.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights

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