Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Aug 2008 17:51 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Everyone knows that Microsoft Exchange is expensive - but ubiquitous " and plenty of open source projects and vendors have been trying a variety of technical approaches to replace it. While none is yet a drop-in replacement, a PC World article looks at ways that some administrators can get a cost advantage by switching.
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RE[2]: My answer is a no.
by DrillSgt on Thu 28th Aug 2008 20:31 UTC in reply to "RE: My answer is a no."
DrillSgt
Member since:
2005-12-02

"I dont know where you got your licenses but we dont have that problem. Not that I know what you mean by "fscking out of control"."

Well, they probably got the licenses from Zimbra.com

http://www.zimbra.com/products/pricing.html

For the life of the product it becomes more expensive then MS Exchange.

http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/howtobuy/default.mspx

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RE[3]: My answer is a no.
by Soulbender on Fri 29th Aug 2008 05:14 in reply to "RE[2]: My answer is a no."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

So am I to understand that less-than-clear MS page that the Exchange CAL's are valid forever and you only pay for them once?

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RE[4]: My answer is a no.
by DrillSgt on Fri 29th Aug 2008 06:01 in reply to "RE[3]: My answer is a no."
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"So am I to understand that less-than-clear MS page that the Exchange CAL's are valid forever and you only pay for them once?"

The page is quite clear actually, with price lists and everything.

Yes, you only pay for CAL's for a version one time. For example, if you have 50 users, we will keep it small, and are using Exchange 2007, once you buy those CAL's they are good until you upgrade your Exchange, which is normally about every 5 years or so.

With Zimbra, you pay that price per user every year, so over 5 years, it is more expensive than Exchange in per user costs.

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