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CAL means Client Access License. A CAL is required if you want a client computer to access a Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.
This Device CAL is a perpetual license. It comes with Microsoft Software Assurance.
As well as Device CALs we also supply User CALs.
Discounted for Government bodies and agencies.
Ideal for Software Audits.
See below for more info.
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Eligibility for the discounted government price
These organisations are eligible for the the discounted price.
Supernational: All organizations/institutions that have a discernible regulatory or legislative role across many national governments.
National: All governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the federal/national level, and have a remit for governing across a nation state or country. This will include parliamentary bodies and judicial bodies with powers of setting or deciding on the rule of law.
Regional: An intermediate tier of Government that does not cover an entire country but has multiple areas of local government within their governing jurisdiction This includes (1) all governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the state/regional level and which are called
variously: regions, departments, states, landers, counties, or provinces; and (2) all departments, parliamentary bodies, regulatory authorities and judicial bodies with powers of setting or deciding on the rule of law in that region, department, state, lander, county or province.
Local: The lowest level of Government and associated administration. This includes all governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the city, town, district, regency municipality, village, township, commune and ward level, (e.g. recreation, refuse collection, fire service, control of local services, and implementation of some national services).
Healthcare: Any governmental organizations/institutions that provide health care services and coverage, set or decide on health care policy across a nation state or country, provide funding for health care services and coverage, or have a regulatory role in health care services and coverage.
Other organisations: Any organization that is singularly accountable to, and ultimately controlled by, an internationally recognized Nation State Government.
Any organization created by legislation to perform a public purpose as described in the relevant enabling legislation or the articles of association/objectives of that organization (e.g. statutory boards, municipal corporations, government research organizations).
About Device CALs and User CALs
There are two types of CALs: Device CALs and User CALs. Choosing the right one can mean buying fewer CALs, thereby saving you money.
A Device CAL is assigned to a device (a computer such as a desktop). A User CAL is assigned to a user (a person such as a staff member).
If you have more users than devices, it is cheaper to choose Device CALs. For example, you have twenty staff sharing five computers.
But if you have more devices than users, it is cheaper to choose Users CALs. For example, you have twenty computers available for five staff.
Microsoft describe the difference as: A Device CAL permits one device (used by any user) to access or use the server software. A User CAL permits one user (using any device) to access or use the server software.