In MOSS 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010, it’s technically possible to set up an environment so that some users have the SharePoint Standard CAL and some users have the Enterprise CAL. Note the word “technically.” In order to get it to work and be compliant, you have to be extremely careful about how you structure your SharePoint environment and how you manage security.
I was at a Best Practice event in London recently when I ran into an old student of mine from ITIL® V2 days. Nick Webb, an ITSM consultant specialising in Telecoms and Defence fields is now an ITIL® expert (of course) but even back then was always one for left field thinking. When I invited him to guest blog for us he said “I’ve got something that might be suitable about cloud services. It’s a bit radical” he uttered. I’ve read it and suggest debating this one with ITSM colleagues after a few beers….!
I’ve been spending this week learning about SharePoint 2013 on the Ignite training. Partly in an effort to get this knowledge to stick in my brain, I’m going to be writing a series of blog posts on some of the topics covered that struck me as particularly interesting or significant. This is by no means a definitive list of changes.
Here’s an interesting thought. If I were to ask you what is the greatest value-add that an L&D professional can provide to an organisation I’m sure I would get an enormous range of different answers; but I’d like to suggest that it’s as simple as that headline! If you could highlight to people “what they don’t know” you would unlock their potential in a most amazing way.