Dial-in Conferencing in Lync now just requires Enterpreise CAL

Some time ago the CAL licensing for dial-in conferencing was changed. The change is that for users to be able to invite to a Lync meeting where users are able to dial in from a phone or a mobile now just require that this user has an enterprise CAL. Earlier the users that could invite to such meetings needed to have plus CAL in order to do this. The scenario is that users now can invite to a phone conference without being enabled for Enterprise Voice which requires Plus CAL. This is ofcourse policy controlled on the Lync server and has always been possible, but not from a licensing perspective.

Figure 1: Dial-in Conferencing in Lync

Feature

New or Improved

Standard CAL

Enterprise CAL

Plus CAL

Initiate an   impromptu (ad-hoc) multiparty (3+ users) meeting with audio and video   (including dial-out to PSTN or PBX users) Improved  

 
Initiate an   impromptu (ad-hoc) multiparty (3+ users) meeting with audio (including   dial-out to PSTN or PBX users) Improved    

Schedule and   invite attendees to meetings with audio (including dial-out to PSTN or PBX   users and hosted audio conferencing features), video, web conferencing and   content sharing Improved  

 
Automatically   join meeting audio from PBX or other phone number Improved  

 
Enable use of   Lync Room Systems New  

 

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/microsoft-lync-licensing-overview-lync-for-multiple-users-FX103789668.aspx

5 thoughts on “Dial-in Conferencing in Lync now just requires Enterpreise CAL

    • Good call, but actually the table is correct, there is a wording difference here. If you do a audio only ad-hoc multiparty call with pstn dialout capabilities, it requires plus cal, but if it includes video it does not require plus cal.. Maybe its a documentation error. I will update the table accordingly

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