Subscriber Access Licenses (SAL)

A Subscriber Access License (SAL) is one of the options for licensing Microsoft software under a subscription model. A SAL is required for each unique USER or DEVICE accessing a Microsoft product. A SAL is not a concurrent license and hence cannot be shared amongst multiple users or devices. Multiple users can access through a single device, or multiple devices can be used by a single user, however you cannot aggregate concurrent users through a single device – individual user SAL’s are required. Non concurrent users through a single device is allowed.

SAL Usage

A SAL can be used to access any number of instances of the Microsoft software. For example if you have a Windows Server and want remote access for ten users you must purchase 10 SAL’s. If you then purchase a second VM with a second copy of Windows and require access for the same ten users you do not have to purchase additional SAL’s. The existing SAL’s are valid for as many Windows Servers as you may wish to provision, thus additional Servers can be had for essentially the incremental cost of a VM without incurring additional server license fees.

Can I bring my existing software licenses to the cloud?

Yes, You can use your existing Microsoft Enterprise Mobility to use your existing licenses on Jaispirit.