TFS CAL Clarification required  
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PrashG





PostPosted: Team Foundation Server - Setup, TFS CAL Clarification required Top

Hi,

If we are using clients other than Team Explorer like Team Plain will be still requiring CAL to access TFS.

Thanks and Regards

Prash



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Martin Woodward





PostPosted: Team Foundation Server - Setup, TFS CAL Clarification required Top

Short answer: yes.

You need a TFS CAL for every person you have connected to a Team Foundation Server instance inside your organisation. If those people have a license for one of the Visual Studio Team System versions (Architect, Developer, Tester, Database Pro or the Suite) then that includes a TFS CAL so you do not need to purchase additional ones for them.

For more information see the TFS Licensing White Paper:-

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx familyid=1FA86E00-F0A3-4290-9DA9-6E0378A3A3C5&displaylang=en

According to the whitepaper, TFS CAL's are re-assignable within the organisation so the caluclation for the number of TFS CAL's you need is simply:-

TFS CAL's needed = (TFS Users) - (VSTS Licenses) - (additional TFS CAL's already purchased)

i.e., you just need to make sure you have enough for your organisation and not worry too much about who has them.

Hope that helps,

Martin.