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Skype for Business Server Discounted

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SKU: LVS-50514
Price: £2 163.00 + VAT

Description

Description

Skype for Business Server (formerly Lync Server) is a real-time communications server. It supports instant messaging (IM), presence information, web conferencing, and telephony, all through an office's existing communications infrastructure. Skype for Business Server's client applications are Lync Desktop and several others with which it is backward compatible.

This offer provides one server license. Each user or device that accesses Skype for Business Server must have a Standard client access license (CAL). Additive Enterprise CALs or Plus CALs are required to access certain features. See the Licensing section for additional information.

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have network administration experience, you can use Skype for Business to

  • Manage all live communications among users within and outside of your organization
  • Connect users for sharing Office documents and IM and voice conversations
  • Request and launch meetings through Outlook or a web interface

Major Capabilities

  • Instant messaging: Users inside and outside of an organization can use IM over the Skype for Business desktop clients. They can also use a web-based interface to connect with most popular IM clients.
  • Telephony: Administrators can use Skype for Business Server to manage both voice over IP (VoIP) and traditional (PSTN) telephony. Skype for Business Server can work within your organization's existing telephone and PBX systems.
  • Office integration: You can use and distribute PowerPoint presentations within a web conference. Users can edit Office documents in real time locally or remotely. Skype for Business Server options also appear in the interfaces of Office applications.
  • Live audio and video conferencing: Skype for Business Server is compatible with Microsoft RoundTable or any device that supports Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) or Real-time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP).
  • Encrypted communication: Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) protect sensitive information without limiting software functionality and eliminate the need for remote users to establish virtual private network (VPN) connections.

Licensing

Standard CALs are required for each user or device accessing Skype for Business Server. Additive CALs might be required depending on which Skype for Business Server features are used.

  • Standard CAL: For IM, presence, or PC-to-PC audio and video communications.
  • Enterprise CAL: For audio, video, and web conferencing; desktop sharing; room systems; and multiple HD video streams. Enterprise CALs can only be used in conjunction with Standard CALs.
  • Plus CAL: For enterprise telephony features. Plus CALs can only be used in conjunction with Standard CALs.

To enable all features, all three licenses (Standard, Enterprise, and Plus) are needed.

See the Guide to Microsoft Server Licensing for general licensing information.

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from tt-exchange after you request this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your request has been approved, tt-exchange will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the VLSC once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the email address in your organization details is up to date by visiting your account.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from tt-exchange to obtain your product through the VLSC.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

Requirements

Requirements

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Restrictions

This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Discounted Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft discounts through this programme:

  • Relief to the poor
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of social and community welfare
  • Advancement of culture
  • Advancement of the natural environment
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community

Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft discounts through this programme, including:

  • Public libraries for public access purposes
  • Public Museums
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
  • Women’s health centres
  • Blood banks
  • Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
  • Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme.  Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive discounts.

The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft discounts through this programme:

  • Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
  • Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software discounts, including nonprofit private schools
  • Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .  
  • Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
  • Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
  • Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
  • Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
  • Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive discounts
     
  • Terms of service: Organisations that request Microsoft products must agree to any applicable terms of service.

    Amendments: Microsoft reserves the right to supplement or amend these eligibility guidelines at any time without notice.

    Anti-discrimination policy: To be eligible to participate in this programme, organisations must attest to the following statement, which certifies compliance with the Microsoft corporate citizenship nonprofit giving antidiscrimination policy:

    My organisation does not have a policy or mission of discriminating in hiring, compensation, access to training or services, promotion, termination, or retirement based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status.

    OR

    My organisation is a religious organisation, and any discriminatory practices of my organisation are exempt from laws that otherwise prohibit such discrimination.

    Product distribution:

    Products will be distributed under this programme to qualifying organisations and libraries only, not to individuals.
    Recipient organisations may not transfer or resell Microsoft products.
    Microsoft products may not be installed on computers that will be given to or sold to other organisations or individuals, even as part of a charitable programme.
     

Guidelines:

Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Discounted Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines: 

  • Budget: Organisations with annual operating budgets of any size are eligible for products in this program.
  • Quanty: Organizations can request an unlimited number of discounted Microsoft products.

Please see Microsoft Software Discounted Programme FAQs for further information.