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SPC Diary: Day 4 – User License Enforcement in SharePoint 2013

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The last few days here at SPC12 has included an exciting mix of lots of sessions and lots of events, including the Jon Bon Jovi concert last night which was awesome! Today is more of the same. One interesting session I attended, which I didn’t expect to be as interesting as it was, included a section on the new User License Enforcement capabilities in SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint in the past (and still today with SharePoint 2013) can be purchased through either a standard or enterprise license CAL (client access license). The standard or enterprise CAL either enables or disables certain features depending on which one is purchased. In addition, there are additional components that can be licensed for SharePoint from Microsoft, on top of these CALs. Traditionally, customers had to purchase either standard or enterprise for all their end users. If customers were in a situation where features from the enterprise CAL would be accessed by only a very small number of users, that didn’t matter – they still had to purchase the enterprise CAL for all their users. At times, for some customers, this made SharePoint prohibitive to purchase simply because of the cost of licensing the enterprise CAL for every user, even though most would not be using the enterprise features.

Well, SharePoint 2013 solves that in a very elegant way by allowing customers to delegate which users are entitled to enterprise CAL features and which are entitled to only standard CAL features, and SharePoint elegantly deals with the situation when a standard CAL user navigates to a page where an enterprise CAL feature is present.

SharePoint Saturday Toronto July 2012 – Developing Custom Claim Providers for Authorization

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Today, I’m in Toronto. Toronto is warm, its sunny, its a Saturday and there are a ton of people here for SharePoint Saturday Toronto! WOW, apparently the organizers got 700 registrations to attend and event that had 300 spots. Lots of interest here in all things SharePoint.

This morning I gave a session in the Developer Track on Developing Custom Claim Providers for Authorization. Thanks to everyone that attended! For those looking for my slide deck, it is now live with all the code samples and it can be found here:

Developing Custom Claim Providers to Enable Authentication in SharePoint 2010.

If you have any questions or feedback please add a comment or send me an email.

To everyone at SPS Toronto, enjoy the rest of the day and enjoy SharePint.