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Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) as well as a comprehensive glossary.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can buy from us?

usedSoft operates exclusively in the B2B sector and sells licences purely for commercial purposes. Our customers include companies, resellers and public authorities.

What documents are supplied?

For every order placed, our customers receive a delivery note and an invoice. These documents are sufficient to be able to prove the legitimate acquisition of the licences. Furthermore, where necessary we provide licence keys to activate the respective software in a separate supplement. An exception to this are CALs since no key is needed to activate them.

Do I have to present the software manufacturers with receipts or submit to an audit?

A software user has no general obligation to demonstrate his justification to use the software in response to the manufacturer’s unsubstantiated request. Furthermore, the user is not obliged per se to undergo an audit. No legal obligation emerges from the relevant rulings of the European Court of Justice (EJG) and the German Supreme Court (BGH), which leave no room for doubt in confirming the lawfulness of the use of used software.

Can software licences also be resold if they belong to a volume contract?

In terms of copyright, these kinds of licences are also free tradeable, as the exhaustion rule can be applied to every single licence. The legitimacy of a contract clause determining that the licences can only be reassigned as a total, is seriously being doubted at least by experts. According to the German Civil Code (BGB), a purchaser has to be enabled to dispose freely of his property, and contractual restrictions as mentioned before are incompatible with this principle.

Munich Regional Court (Landgericht) ruled that "the sale and/or the disposal of individual Microsoft software licenses previously issued as part of volume license agreements, is fundamentally possible even without the approval of Microsoft." In practice, this means the following: If Microsoft sells several rights of use in a volume package, for instance with only one master CD, its right of distribution is nevertheless exhausted in relation to every individual license. These licenses may correspondingly also be resold individually, and not only in the form of the original package. With this judgement, the Court rejected the legal conception on the part of Microsoft, according to which the purchaser of a volume license does not acquire individual licenses but only a right of duplication.

Munich Regional Court (Landgericht) explicitly refers to the judgement by the Hamburg Regional Court, which in June 2006 had already declared the re-sale of individual Microsoft licenses from volume licensing contracts to be admissible (File reference 315 O 343/06). In this ruling, the Regional Court of Hamburg decreed, inter alia, that Microsoft's argument was a clear rejection that the splitting-up of volume licenses would not be possible owing to the more favourable conditions granted for them. This is, according to the ruling, " completely irrelevant...to the question of applying copyright exhaustion." In conclusion the Hamburg Court emphasised that the provisions in Microsoft's licensing conditions that restricted the resale were ineffective: the exhaustion relates to "mandatory law that cannot be contractually waived.

The prohibited splitting-up of licenses raised in the ECJ's judgement dated 3 July 2012 refers only to the Oracle licenses dealt with there.
This was also confirmed by the Frankfurt Higher Regional Court's judgement on 18.12.2012 (File reference 11 U 68/11).

How to purchase used software properly?

In order for you to understand precisely how to purchase a license from us on a step-by-step basis, the following steps describe the individual stages involved:

When purchasing in the web shop:

1. You order the software in our online shop.
2. You then receive a receipt acknowledgement for your order.
3. Shortly afterwards, you receive an order confirmation, by which step the purchase becomes effective.
4. You receive – within the period agreed – your software, including:
    - the delivery note and invoice (as proof of the lawful acquisition of the license right)
    - the license keys and (as appropriate) the installation data medium (CD/DVD)
5. The concluding payment of the invoice provides the proper completion to the purchase.

 Otherwise:

1. You make a request to usedSoft.
2. You receive an offer from usedSoft .
3. You confirm the offer made to you.
4. You receive an order confirmation from usedSoft, by which step the purchase becomes effective.
5. You receive – within the period agreed – your software, including:
    - the delivery note and invoice (as proof of the lawful acquisition of the license right)
    - the license keys and (as appropriate) the installation data medium (CD/DVD)
6. The concluding payment of the invoice provides the proper completion to the purchase.

Do I always have to register my second-hand software at the developer?

There is generally no need to register with the software manufacturer for software sold by us. Licence regulations adverse to that are basically ineffective, as a contractually determined mandatory registration is neither compatible with the exhaustion rule nor with the owner's freedom of command.

Does the software developer have to approve of the sale of used licences?

Generally, licence resale does not require the approval of the developer, as he is generally not entitled to exert such kind of influence on a resale process. Therefore all clauses implying his approval are always ineffective. Again the reason is that a contractually imposed reservation of approval is neither compatible with the exhaustion rule nor with the owner's freedom of command.

What does the Swiss law say about used software trade?

"Used software can also be bought and sold in Switzerland in principle, providing the software has been sold by the originator with his consent." This is stated in Art. 12, Clause 2 of the Swiss Federal Law on Copyright and Related Protected Rights (URG): "Has an originator sold or agreed to the sale ( ... ) of a computer program, this may be used or resold."

Dr. Cyril Rigamonti, Professor of Law at the University of Berne, then continues to confirm clearly in an article that the resale of software in Switzerland is lawful: "The trade in used software (is ... ) permitted under Swiss copyright law."

Furthermore the manufacturer's authorisation is definitively provided for with the first sale by the sale per se.

Glossary

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Standard 2016

Thе nеw MS Offісе 2016 has been developed tо ѕіgnіfісаntlу іnсrеаѕе уоur productivity by uѕіng a wide range оf dеvісеѕ. 

Thе nеw version allows thе look of Offісе to be аdарtеd to your іndіvіduаl wishes аnd contains new аррlісаtіоnѕ thаt mаkе tеаmwоrk еаѕіеr аnd bring іt to a new lеvеl. Rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf the dеvісе uѕеd, ѕеvеrаl uѕеrѕ are able to ассеѕѕ a dосumеnt аt thе ѕаmе tіmе with thе new Offісе 2016 versions of the proven Wоrd, Excel, PоwеrPоіnt аnd OnеNоtе desktop аррlісаtіоnѕ, and wоrk on thеm tоgеthеr. The іntеrfасе іѕ сlеаrlу ѕtruсturеd аѕ well, wіth thе newly орtіmіѕеd version оf Word making іt еаѕіеr fоr uѕеrѕ to rеаd dосumеntѕ оn thе screen. PDF bасk-соnvеrѕіоn аlѕо аllоwѕ уоu to go back to аn earlier version оf thе document аnd work on thе content.


With thе help of MS Office 2016's new аррlісаtіоnѕ аnd possibilities, the software allows уоu tо bе productive wіthоut being tied down by lосаtіоn or tіmе. Visualising dаtа іn Exсеl is made еаѕіеr by nеw diagram types аllоwіng you to work mоrе еffісіеntlу аnd fоrесаѕt futurе trends bаѕеd on available dаtа. The nеw PowerPoint іѕ аblе to dіѕрlау іn real tіmе hоw уоur graphics аrе аrrаngеd uѕіng іntеllіgеnt guidelines Uѕе Office Wеb Aррѕ to ѕhоw and wоrk оn соntеnt any tіmе аnd almost anywhere.


Working wіth MS Office is еаѕіеr thаn ever bеfоrе and уоu gеt a better overview of thе dосumеntѕ and tasks уоu hаvе сrеаtеd.

You can also find Office Standard 2016 in our shop. Click here!

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016

Thаnkѕ tо its new аnd mоdеrn look wіth time-saving funсtіоnѕ аnd іntеgrаtеd tools fоr соllаbоrаtіоn, thе new MS Office Prоfеѕѕіоnаl Pluѕ аllоwѕ уоu tо еffоrtlеѕѕlу сrеаtе professional-looking dосumеntѕ. 

Thе new vеrѕіоn аllоwѕ the lооk of Office tо bе adapted tо your іndіvіduаl wіѕhеѕ and contains nеw аррlісаtіоnѕ thаt mаkе tеаmwоrk еаѕіеr аnd brіng it tо a nеw level. Rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf the dеvісе uѕеd, ѕеvеrаl uѕеrѕ аrе able to access a dосumеnt at the same time with thе nеw Office 2016 vеrѕіоnѕ оf thе рrоvеn Wоrd, Excel, PоwеrPоіnt аnd OnеNоtе desktop аррlісаtіоnѕ, аnd wоrk оn thеm tоgеthеr. Uѕіng OneDrive аllоwѕ уоu tо ѕаvе уоur dосumеntѕ to the Cloud enabling you tо access your documents anywhere wіth аnу device.

Thе interface for touch ореrаtіоn hаѕ аlѕо bееn орtіmіѕеd. A further іmрrоvеmеnt fоr MS Offісе 2016 іѕ thе 'Tеll Me' search аѕѕіѕtаnt used fоr quickly fіndіng the dеѕіrеd funсtіоnѕ wіthоut muсh еffоrt bу entering thе corresponding kеуwоrdѕ in a search field. Along wіth thе well-known Offісе соmроnеntѕ, Offісе Prоfеѕѕіоnаl Plus аlѕо соntаіnѕ a rеvіѕеd vеrѕіоn of еіthеr thе Lync оr 'Skуре fоr Business' mеѕѕаgіng ѕеrvісе.


Wіth thе help of MS Offісе 2016'ѕ new applications and possibilities, thе ѕоftwаrе еnаblеѕ you tо bе рrоduсtіvе wіthоut being tied down bу lосаtіоn оr tіmе. Visualising dаtа іn Exсеl is made еаѕіеr bу nеw dіаgrаm tуреѕ аllоwіng you tо wоrk mоrе еffісіеntlу and forecast futurе trеndѕ bаѕеd оn аvаіlаblе dаtа. Thе nеw PоwеrPоіnt іѕ аblе tо dіѕрlау іn rеаl tіmе hоw уоur graphics are аrrаngеd using іntеllіgеnt guidelines


Pаrtісulаr features оf the Professional Pluѕ version:

Compliance and аrсhіvіng
- By ѕеttіng rеtеntіоn guidelines wіth Outlook еmаіlѕ, specify whether еmаіlѕ аrе аrсhіvеd dіrесtlу оr dеlеtеd, аnd рrеvеnt data lоѕѕ with the help оf Outlook Guidelines
- Chесk spreadsheets fоr еrrоrѕ wіth thе 'Inquire іn Exсеl' tооl
Business Intеllіgеnсе
- Efficiently рrосеѕѕ and integrate large amounts оf data frоm various ѕоurсеѕ, аnаlуѕе іt with Excel's оwn Pоwеr Pіvоt funсtіоn, аnd brіng documents tоgеthеr іn an interactive Pоwеr Vіеw
Entеrрrіѕе VоIP
- Hold VoIP саllѕ wіth Lуnс Client оr Skype fоr Business by dialling directly from уоur соntасtѕ list and fоrwаrdіng thеm tо other dеvісеѕ
Information Rіghtѕ Management (IRM) аnd guіdеlіnеѕ
- Prоtесt dаtа from unаuthоrіѕеd uѕе
Chat mеѕѕаgеѕ, аttеndаnсе notifications аnd lаnguаgе
- Communicate еаѕіlу wіth реорlе frоm аrоund the wоrld with Skуре for Buѕіnеѕѕ and thе Office tооlѕ
Collaboration
- Use thе nеw wеbѕіtе mаіlbоxеѕ tо еnсоurаgе tеаmwоrk bу rеѕtrісtеd access fоr mеmbеrѕ tо рrоjесt-ѕресіfіс documents

You can also find Office Professional Plus 2016 in our shop. Click here!

Microsoft Office Standard 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 Standard includes: Word 2013, Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, OneNote 2013, Publisher 2013.

The new MS Office 2013 has been redeveloped from the ground up, and is not merely a facelift to its predecessor. This version is simply teeming with clever new IT solutions for all of your everyday and non-everyday tasks and challenges. The user interface is structured to be clear and user-friendly, and is easy to navigate with your PC's mouse as well as with your tablet's tactile screen. Whether you're an Office expert or a newcomer, MS Office 2013 will have you working productively right from the first minute. Forget about irritating hardware problems. The new MS Office works on tablets just as well as it does on high-performance ultrabooks and large HD monitors.

MS Office 2013 provides companies with outstanding compatibility among software solutions, making your business even stronger when combined. Work even more effectively with the new versions of Word, Excel, & Co.

With MS Office 2013, you'll be working in the cloud from now on. Edit files and documents both online and offline, with access to your files at any time regardless of where you happen to be at the moment. This function is compatible with nearly all of devices, such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets.

All you need to do is set it up, and you can get started right away:

  • Simple installation makes it possible for you to get to work without delay
  • User accounts can be created quickly
  • Automatic updates - always up-to-date and secure

Less frustration for your IT department:

  • Integrated protection against malware and spam
  • Low level of IT resource consumption

System requirements:

Computer and processor: x86-bit or x-64Bit processor of at least 1 GHz or faster and SSE2, memory: 1 GB RAM (32-bit version); 2 GB RAM (64-bit version) hard drive: 3.0 GB memory available, drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive, monitor: Resolution of 1366 x 768, .NET version: 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5, operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012

You can also find Office Standard 2013 in our shop. Click here!

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 Prof. Plus includes:  Word 2013, Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, OneNote 2013, Publisher 2013, Lync 2013, Access 2013, InfoPath 2013

The new MS Office 2013 Prof. Plus has also been redeveloped from the ground up, and is not merely a facelift to its predecessor. This version is simply teeming with clever new IT solutions for all of your everyday and non-everyday tasks and challenges. The surface is structured in a clear, user-friendly manner, and is easy to use with your PC's mouse as well as with your tablet's tactile screen. Whether you're an Office expert or a newcomer, MS Office 2013 Prof. Plus will have you working productively right from the first minute. Forget about bothersome hardware problems. The new MS Office works on tablets just as well as on high-performance ultrabooks and large HD monitors.

In addition to the tried and tested Office Standard applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook, MS Office 2013 Prof. Plus also features the practical new functions of Access, Infopath, and Lync. You'll profit from these useful additional functions:

  • The team mailbox distributes e-mails and documents among all project members, encrypts important e-mails, and stores meetings and chat protocols.
  • Business intelligence: Search through large volumes of data using cross-tab analysis for a comprehensive overview
  • Manage the e-mail folder with a large palette of tools and functions, and define automatic storage guidelines
  • Integrated electronic forms and enhanced InfoPath forms are now also available for SharePoints - Keep an eye on your business workflows even on mobile devices

With MS Office 2013 Prof. Plus, you'll be working in the cloud from now on. Edit files and documents both online and offline, and access your files at any time, regardless of where you are at the moment. This function is compatible with nearly all of your devices, such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets.

All you need to do is set it up, and you can get started right away:

  • The easy installation means you can get work done without losing time
  • User accounts can be created quickly
  • Automatic updates - always up-to-date and secure

Less frustration for your IT department:

  • Integrated protection against malware and spam
  • Less consumption of IT resources

System requirements:

Computer and processor: x86-bit or x-64Bit processor of at least 1 GHz or faster and SSE2, memory: 1 GB RAM (32-bit version); 2 GB RAM (64-bit version) hard drive: 3.0 GB memory available, drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive, monitor: Resolution of 1366 x 768, .NET version: 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5, operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012

You will find find Office Standard 2013 in our shop. Click here!

Microsoft Office Standard 2010

Contains: Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Publisher 2010, Outlook 2010, and Office applications

The MS Office 2010 Standard package equips your employees with powerful options. Remain geographically independent. Perform your work the best it can be done, regardless of where you happen to be. It doesn't matter whether you are using a computer, a telephone, or a web browser. From insightful updates for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word to an easy-to-follow view of your e-mails via Outlook, MS Office 2010 Standard will promote team productivity while retaining well-known, intuitive tools.

Requirements

You'll need a suitable device, an Internet connection, and a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. For some mobile functions, you'll also need Office Mobile 2010, which is not included in the applications, suites or Office web apps in Microsoft Office 2010. There are several differences between the features offered by Office web apps, Office Mobile 2010, and the Office 2010 applications.

You can also find Office Standard 2010  in our shop.

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

Contains: Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Publisher 2010, Access 2010, Outlook 2010, InfoPath 2010, Communicator 2010, Office web applications, SharePoint Workspace 2010 (formerly Groove), advanced integration with servers

MS Office 2010 Prof. Plus provides you and your employees with a package of applications facilitating entirely new possibilities for work. The new Office makes you mobile, making it possible to work from various locations with more devices than ever before. Make your work not only mobile, but above all else more productive and efficient, regardless of whether you are using a PC, a smartphone, or a web browser.

 

MS Office 2010 Prof. Plus is a complete package with well-known and intuitive applications that make work easy. Networking and simplifying your data is no longer a problem, from user-controlled upgrades for Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook to new options for server integration making it easy for anyone at your company to track important information, create reports, or using all of these possibilities mutually.

Requirements

Processor: 500 MHz or higher, RAM: 256 MB or higher, hard drive: 1.5 GB - part of this hard drive space will be released again after installation once the original download package has been removed from the hard drive. CD-ROM or DVD drive, monitor: Resolution of 1024 x 768 higher.
Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1 (32-Bit or 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit or 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-Bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit). Terminal servers and Windows on Windows (WOW) (permits installation of 32-bit Office 2010 versions on a 64-bit operating system).

You can also find Office Professional Plus 2010  in our shop.

Microsoft Office Standard 2007

NOTE : Microsoft Office Standard 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Contains: Word 2007, Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Outlook 2007

With MS Office 2007 Standard, users can now complete their work tasks faster than ever. The new user interface makes this software easy to use. Creating documents that look incredible is now a matter of child's play. MS Office 2007 is particularly well suited to home users and small companies, providing basic Office software.

With MS Office 2007 Standard, you can also create calculation tables, presentations, and e-mail messages with the ease and efficiency you are accustomed to. It's now even easier to manage calendars and contacts. With improved menus and tools, enhanced graphics and formatting features, new tools for managing time and communication, and higher levels of reliability and security, MS Office 2007 Standard makes working from home or at the office even easier and more comfortable.

System Requirements

Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 2 or later, or 
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (or later) required.
Computer and processor: 500 MHz processor or higher; 256 MB RAM or more; DVD drive; 1 GHz and 512 MB RAM or more required for running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager.

Hard drive: 2 GB required for installation. Part of this hard drive space will be released again after installation once the original download package has been removed from the hard drive.

Monitor resolution: Min. 800x600; 1024x768 or higher recommended.

You will no longer find Office Standard 2007 in our shop, however the standard versions starting with Office Standard 2010 are available here.

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007

Use MS Office 2007 Prof. Plus and benefit from the many benefits this software package offers. Render your communication more efficient and simplify collaboration with employees, customers, and business partners on the internal network or over the Internet. The new results-oriented user interface in MS Office 2007 Prof. Plus means you'll be working more intuitively, quickly, and successfully across all applications.

Microsoft Office 2007 Prof. Plus contains the following applications:

•    Word 2007 
•    Excel 2007 
•    PowerPoint 2007 
•    Outlook 2007 (including Business Contact Manager)
•    Publisher 2007 
•    Access 2007

These programs have the following new features: New user interfaces for working intuitively and more rapidly;
Higher productivity thanks to user-defined modules, designs, and layouts;
Reduced document size and improved security against data loss thanks to XML support;
Removal of unwanted information in documents, such as comments, tracked changes, personal data, etc.;
Creating professional diagrams, regardless of the application;
Enhanced security functions for protection against junk mail and phishing;
Subscription to RSS feeds in Outlook 2007;
Integrated instant search for e-mails, including attachments;
Features pre-made, editable database solutions

Requirements

Windows XP SP2 or later / Server 2003 or later; processor with min. 500 MHz; min. 256 MB RAM; screen resolution min. 800x600 (1024x768 or higher recommended); DVD drive; 2 GB hard drive space available; Internet connection for activating products; Internet Explorer 6.0 with service packs; 1 GHz CPU and 512 MB RAM or more required for Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager.

We no longer sell Office Professional Plus 2007 in our shop. But you will get the successor versions there, starting with Office Professional Plus 2010.

Microsoft Office Standard 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Office Standard 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Besides the Professional Version preferred by many companies because of the Access module, Microsoft® offers a package for individual users and small companies as part of its Office Family with a clearly reduced scope of functions.

Microsoft Office Standard 2003 includes the applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and herewith covers word processing, spreadsheet analysiss, presentations and e-mail functions. With this version you were able to purchase the latest Office version of the company Microsoft® with regard to the technology involved but you did not own the additional modules for databases, webpublishing, contact management and the composure of form.

 

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Microsoft Office Standard 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft though you will receive used licenses from the Office version 2010 and above.

Microsoft Office Professional 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Office Professional 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Microsoft® Office is a package of office software which has been positioned on the market by the international market leader for standard software for different client and server operating systems in a variety of versions since 1994. The office package, also called office suite, has developed into an a million times proven work instrument since its first introduction for daily office use.

The core applications of Office have been word processing (Word), spreadsheet analysiss (Excel) business presentations (Powerpoint) and e-mail messaging (Outlook) right from the beginning. Further fields of work were added in accordance with the individual level of equipment of the versions, such as Frontpage for website creations, Access for database administration, Visio for the visualization of concepts, processes and systems as well as Publisher for desktop publishing tasks. As one of the new applications, the program Infopath has been added with the version Office 2003, which enables the formal origination as well as the contents composure of XML-based form sheets.

Suggested reading: 

--> next term: Office Standard 2003 

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Microsoft Office Professional 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft though you will receive used licenses from the Office version 2010 and above.

Microsoft Outlook 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Outlook 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The program Outlook 2003 (meanwhile receivable in the version 2007), is a software, which found its way to offices all over the world because of its e-mail functions and its schedule management. A separate program with an incomparable performance level can be found as Outlook Express on many computers.

Outlook can be implemented as a module of the Office family as a stand-alone application on individual workplace servers but it only develops its complete functionality in a client server environment in connection with the implementation of a special tuned exchange server. This is applicable for all features, which are relevant for a team cooperation of different departments or even for a corporate cooperation.

With Outlook 2003 several e-mails accounts can be established. It is possible to coordinate and synchronize appointments with staff members with the exchange server. When making use of the groupware, resources such as rooms and devices can also be reserved and their status can be checked by all Outlook clients.

Outlook 2003 can also easily communicate with mobile devices such as: PDAs, Pocket PCs and also smart phones can be synchronized with Outlook and they can be useful for an active and current scheduling administration and coordination in companies.

 

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Microsoft Access 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Access 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Microsoft Access 2003 is a well-known database software which is also delivered as a package with other applications for data processing, table calculations and presentations. (Office Professional).

In contrast to the usual office-tools the multi-user MS Access is only applicable on Windows platforms. The latest version is MS Access 2003. The databases can be addressed via interfaces (e.g. via Open Data Base Connectivity (ODBC) or ActiveX Data Objects), or also via other programming languages.

In reverse also external databases can be addressed and imported via ODBC.

Access 2003 supports the relational database model, offers programmers possibilities for the development of independent Access-based applications and has been making a free-of-charge SQL-Server available since Access 2000. Added to that a developing environment for the programming language Visual Basic has been included.

MS Access 2003 offers the standard XML (Extensible Markup Language) for the data exchange with other applications or databases and generally supports the integration of data for form sheets and reports from programs like Excel or other Access databases. Access provides the option of a cooperation with the SQL-Server.

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Microsoft Office Suite

NOTE : Microsoft Office products prior to 2008 are no longer available in the store of usedSoft though you will receive used licenses from the Office version 2007 and above.

Microsoft® Office is a package of office software which has been positioned on the market by the international market leader for standard software for different client and server operating systems in a variety of versions since 1994. The office package, also called office suite, has developed into an a million times proven work instrument since its first introduction for daily office use.

The core applications of Office have been word processing (Word), spreadsheet analysiss (Excel) business presentations (Powerpoint) and e-mail messaging (Outlook) right from the beginning. Further fields of work were added in accordance with the individual level of equipment of the versions, such as Frontpage for website creations, Access for database administration, Visio for the visualization of concepts, processes and systems as well as Publisher for desktop publishing tasks. As one of the new applications, the program Infopath has been added with the version Office 2003, which enables the formal origination as well as the contents composure of XML-based form sheets.

 

Suggested reading: 

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Microsoft Office XP Professional

NOTE : Microsoft Office XP Professional is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The office software package Office XP can, as many other versions before (and afterwards), be obtained in several versions and consequently has been scaled to different requirements and company sizes. The Office XP Standard, which provides many simplifications, is probably already sufficient for small companies. For the implementation of the Office Version XP, which is particularly suitable for medium-sized as well as large companies, the possibilities for data exchange and corporate communications, besides many other updated functions, are of special interest.

The Suite of the  Office XP Professional version includes the programs Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher and herewith covers the bandwidth of word processing, spreadsheet analysiss, presentations and messaging but it also offers the functionality of a database and (web) publishing unlike with the standard version.

Corporate communications benefits by Office XP Professional. Staff members can store Microsoft® Office documents to be read by colleagues in the Exchange Server 2000. Schedules of staff members can be synchronized and shown without problems and documents can be read, changed and publicized as part of the teamwork. The integration of the Microsoft Webserver services Sharepoint Services is especially suitable for standardized forms of teamwork and corporate communications.

Suggested reading: 

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You can no longer find Office XP in the shop. However, we run there used licenses from the operating system version Windows 10. 

Microsoft Office XP Standard

NOTE : Microsoft Office XP Standard is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Microsoft®, as they say, has set new standards with the introduction of the office software suite Office XP in May 2001. The major targets were to achieve a time reduction in user tasks to increase the security level and to improve the possibilities of cooperation when Office XP is implemented in corporate functions.

Microsoft® Office XP Standard simplifies daily tasks by a few changes and new functions. First of all, the completely new created user surface is very apparent, which has received a new layout with an improved menu-driven operation. The most important functions are now accessible from every application. Smart tags assist in passages from one application to the other (such as in copy processes) and simplify formatting tasks, which hereby do not need to be accessed for via the menu. New diagrams expand the illustration possibilities for calculations, reports or presentations in different applications.

The user sources, contacts and further information are comfortably available via the improved web connection also outside the office.

You can no longer find Office XP in the shop. However, we run there used licenses from the operating system version Windows 10. 

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Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project Standard 2016

Microsoft Project 2016 enables you to easily organize your projects and to stay on target. 

Microsoft Project 2016 can be used to quickly create meaningful reports on the progress of the project and the project details can be easily shared with your team and all project stakeholders. The flexible functions offer a quick entry and provide an efficient and productive working method. In this manner, you can monitor all important deadlines for your project.

New features and improvements:

More flexible timelines: The start and end dates for each timeline can be determined separately in order to provide a clearer overall picture of the involved work.
Quicker handling of tasks: The text field What would you like to do? facilitates the entry of words and expressions that relate to your next task. In this manner, you can quickly navigate to features or actions that you want to perform. 
New designs: “Colour”, “Dark grey” and “White” are the three Office designs that you can apply to Project 2016.

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Microsoft Project Professional 2016

With Mісrоѕоft Prоjесt Prоfеѕѕіоnаl 2016 уоu саn рlаn, mаnаgе аnd рut tоgеthеr рrоjесtѕ wіth a fеаturе-rісh іntеrfасе ѕіmрlу and еffесtіvеlу.

Thanks tо іtѕ ѕеаmlеѕѕlу іntеgrаtеd tools аnd іntuіtіvе соntrоlѕ you саn wоrk wіth оthеr uѕеrѕ from vіrtuаllу аnуwhеrе, соmmunісаtе wіth thеm in real time аnd thuѕ ensure a fаѕt ѕtаrt to уоur project аnd ѕuссеѕѕful іmрlеmеntаtіоn. It mеаnѕ уоu саn always rеmаіn оrgаnіzеd аnd on trасk wіth уоur рrоjесt without аnу рrоblеmѕ.

Microsoft Project 2016 Prоfеѕѕіоnаl іѕ based оn thе ѕtаndаrd version аnd еxtеndѕ its fеаturеѕ wіth іtѕ еаѕу to use resource mаnаgеmеnt. The ѕuрроrt оf ShаrеPоіnt Fоundаtіоn аnd Prоjесt Server іѕ аlѕо included іn the professional еdіtіоn.

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Microsoft Project Standard 2013

Microsoft Project Standard 2013 facilitates simple organization for your projects. The program's flexible functions mean getting started will go quickly and working will be efficient. MS Project 2013 can be used to quickly create meaningful reports on project progress, and to forward project details to your team and everyone involved in the project effortlessly. This means you'll have an overview of all of your project's important dates.

Functions:

  • The intuitive functions support uncomplicated project planning and management

  • Quick overview of the most important project details

  • Improved and user-friendly interface featuring all of the necessary functions

  • Identification of priorities and efficient work via the interactive, context-based design

  • Rapid resource allocation and progress monitoring using the comprehensive reporting tools

  • Simple creation of meaningful presentations of all of your project's important details

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Microsoft Project Standard 2010

MS Project 2010 offers an entirely new user interface. You'll profit from the powerful improvements in scheduling, process management, and display. From now on, you'll be able to manage, control, and monitor your projects with even more precision and simplify their visualization. You may be surprised when starting Project 2010 for the first time, for the user interface has been radically improved. The menus and symbol bars have been replaced with the menu ribbon, making it possible to find the commands needed for executing a task quickly. The commands have been arranged in logical groups, which in turn have been collected under tabs. With Project 2010, you can now control scheduling with even more precision thanks to several improvements in the calendar features. You also have the option of creating an initial task list in Microsoft Excel or Word, and then adding it in Project without having to reformat.

Manual Scheduling

In MS Project 2010, an important change has been made to how you'll be planning projects in the future. With changes to factors and task dependencies (task dependency: a relationship between two linked tasks. Linked with a dependency between the finish and start dates.)


There are four types of task dependencies: 
1.    Finish-start [FS], 
2.    Finish-finish [FF], 
3.    Start-start [SS], and 
4.    Start-finish [SF]


Moreover, Project 2010 has a new project calendar. This planning element makes it possible for you to define the working time for resources and tasks. Project uses four types of task calendars: 
1.    The base calendar, 
2.    The project calendar, 
3.    The resource calendar, and 
4.    The task calendar.

Task data are no longer updated automatically if a task is being scheduled manually. You can position a manually scheduled task anywhere on the calendar and MS Project 2010 will not shift it. Project managers who are accustomed to automatic scheduling from earlier Project versions can deactivate the new manual planning for specific tasks, or for an entire project. 
For some projects, especially complicated ones, Project's powerful planning module may be needed, which handles scheduling for you. Project 2010 is compatible with earlier versions of Microsoft Project. You can create files in Project 2007 or an earlier version, and then open and process them in Project 2010 using a mode with limited functionality. Additionally, you can create files in Project 2010 and then convert them to the file formats for Project 2007, Project 2000-2003, and even Project 98. You won't need a converter for any of these cases!

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Microsoft Project Standard 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Project Standard 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Projects are also defined by the fact that one or several targets can be reached by them. As a rule a cost frame for corporate procedures is part of the framework surrounding the project. A timeframe is also set for the project so that a beginning, certain appointments on the way to success and a final date have to be integrated into the planning process.

Microsoft Project 2003 is a modern and efficient project planning software which makes it possible to cope with the demands of project work and staff management on different levels of complexity. There are projects which can and have to be managed more or less by just one person. In this case Microsoft® Project Standard 2003 is a plausible choice.

The Project Standard 2003 is a lean desktop solution for project managers and individual users who would like to have a professional project planning software of the latest standard by means of which they can communicate and control all important parameters for a project run by scenarios.

The strong involvement in the Office family makes an easier data exchange with other programs like Excel or Outlook even more possible. Other team members can have access to project documents by Microsoft® SharePoints. The support by advice and training is, therefore, guaranteed.

Project 2003 Standard needs no server support as it is required by corporate management processes.

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Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Project Professional 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

If one falls back on Microsoft products for handling project management tasks, Project 2003 Professional is the software i.e. license for the user for the high-end project planning in enterprises

For small scale projects, which do not have to involve departmental or even corporate planning of resources and costs or which can basically be managed by one person one can easily fall back on Project 2003 Standard.

Often projects are created and developed as a complex teamwork which is no longer restricted to a special location. This will result in special demands concerning the performance of a software. Just bearing in mind the need for synchronisation of the flow of individual pieces of information. A client server solution is the right idea for that situation. For that purpose Microsoft® has realised it with Project 2003 Professional in connection with MS Project Server 2003.

The user surface of Microsoft® Project Planning 2003 has been adapted to the Office Layout. Also from other perspectives the project has been integrated much stronger into the office family. It makes an uncomplicated exchange of data with other applications such as Excel or with Groupware (Exchange/Outlook/Lotus-Notes) possible. Added to that, the connection to other applications outside the Office family is supported via the xml standard.

Microsoft Project Professional 2003 offers a multitude of visualisations and tools for planning, monitoring and reporting, provides a choice of eleven prepared basic plans and makes the comfortable transfer of project data in applications like Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Power Point or Microsoft® Visio possible.

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Microsoft Project Device CAL 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Project Device CALS 2003 are no longer available in the store of usedSoft

A Client Access License (CAL) permits an individual client access to a server or a program software running on a server. Here differentiations can be made as required by the client.

The personified license has to be named. This so-called User-CAL, which is interlinked with one person, makes sense when different staff members at different work places, i.e. locations need to have access to the software; this could be in the office or additionally per PDA and/or at the laptop. In case of stationary staff members working at the PC or terminal at the same time (administrative staff, call centre staff) the implementation of the Device-CAL is more adequate, as in this case the licensing is refers to the device.

Microsoft Project 2003 is only one example where these device CALs are offered. Here it can also be considered that a PC project with a device-CAL can be used by several staff members of an ad-hoc-team during a certain period of time, independent of additional access permits of the participants to other applications. These can still be carried out individually or via individual work places on a user-CAL-basis.

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Microsoft Project Media Kit 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Project Media Kit 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The Project Media Kit is hardware, which is usually delivered in connection with user licenses for the Project 2003 software. A legal application is only secured in a combination with a purchase of licenses. At usedSoft/usedSoft AG you can occasionally find the used stock of the Media Kit.

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Microsoft Project Server 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Project Server 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

For a successful run of projects, seen from a corporate perspective, transparent data communication with relevant project information for all or selected project participants, apart from a capable project manager and a project team, is absolutely vital. Project Server 2003 provides a central platform for these tasks. It has been integrated into the system Enterprise Project Management (EPM) system, which has been created for sophisticated project management tasks.

The well scaleable Project Server 2003 enables a central storage of the project portfolio and resource information. In this way costs, resources and schedules can continuously be updated, checked and coordinated. Within the Microsoft product family an unproblematic integration of the MS Sharepoint functions for file management, teamwork and data from the MS Active Directory has been secured.

The Project Server 2003 also enables data exchange with other applications based on SOAP and XML. Developers get a lot of scope for own applications with API-Connectors (Application Programming Interface) and Microsoft® Visual Basic for applications (VBA) with the Project Server 2003

Furthermore an implementation of the module MS Web Access simplifies the organisation of more efficient team work.

 

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Microsoft Project Web Access 2003

NOTE : Microsoft Project Web Access 2003 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Project Web Access is one of the tools of the Enterprise Project Management (EPM)-Suite of Microsoft.

Project 2003 in combination with the EPM version offers the adequate scope for corporate tasks such as central resources and portfolio administration. EPM consists of the following modules Project Server 2003, Project Professional 2003 and Project Web Access. Hereby central tasks of comprehensive resource planning and detailed portfolio administration can be handled.

MS Project Web Access enables web access to current information concerning a project not for all staff members but only for particular staff members who want to receive information about just one or about a part of the project, even if they are not actually involved in the project. For that purpose special access permits have to be installed. A precondition is the implementation of Project Services. The observers of the project require a Client Access License (CAL) for the examination of information. A Project Professional 2003 license is needed by planners who are involved in the project.

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Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio Standard 2016

Microsoft Vіѕіо 2016 Stаndаrd еnаblеѕ the clear dерісtіоn of соmрlеx dаtа wіth thе uѕе оf easily understandable dіаgrаmѕ. 

Dіаgrаmѕ саn bе рrераrеd іn an unсоmрlісаtеd manner, duе tо thе fасt thаt thеrе іѕ a wіdе ѕеlесtіоn оf integrated tеmрlаtеѕ available. Thіѕ version соntаіnѕ Visio templates fоr buѕіnеѕѕ dіаgrаmѕ, оrgаnіzаtіоnаl charts, ѕtаndаrd flоwсhаrtѕ, ѕtаndаrd nеtwоrk dіаgrаmѕ аnd gеnеrаl dіаgrаmѕ fоr vаrіоuѕ рurроѕеѕ.
Yоu саn quickly сrеаtе уоur diagrams in gооd style wіth thе help оf mаnу nеw rеаdу-mаdе ѕtаrt diagrams, еffесtѕ аnd designs, modern рlаnѕ for оffісе dеѕіgn and an іntuіtіvе user іntеrfасе.
Addіtіоnаllу, wіth thе роѕѕіbіlіtу of adding comments, іt is nоw роѕѕіblе tо еdіt dіаgrаmѕ аѕ a tеаm.Mісrоѕоft Vіѕіо 2016 Stаndаrd еnаblеѕ thе clear dерісtіоn оf соmрlеx dаtа wіth thе uѕе оf еаѕіlу undеrѕtаndаblе diagrams.

Diagrams can be prepared іn an unсоmрlісаtеd mаnnеr, due to thе fасt thаt thеrе іѕ a wіdе ѕеlесtіоn оf іntеgrаtеd tеmрlаtеѕ аvаіlаblе. This version contains Visio templates fоr business dіаgrаmѕ, organizational charts, ѕtаndаrd flоwсhаrtѕ, ѕtаndаrd nеtwоrk dіаgrаmѕ аnd gеnеrаl diagrams fоr various рurроѕеѕ.
You саn ԛuісklу create your dіаgrаmѕ іn gооd ѕtуlе wіth the hеlр оf mаnу nеw ready-made ѕtаrt dіаgrаmѕ, еffесtѕ аnd dеѕіgnѕ, mоdеrn рlаnѕ for оffісе dеѕіgn and аn іntuіtіvе uѕеr іntеrfасе.
Addіtіоnаllу, wіth thе роѕѕіbіlіtу оf adding соmmеntѕ, іt іѕ nоw possible tо edit dіаgrаmѕ as a tеаm.

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Microsoft Visio Professional 2016

Mісrоѕоft Vіѕіо Professional 2016 wіll make іt еаѕіеr thаn ever fоr уоu аnd your tеаm tо create рrоfеѕѕіоnаl аnd vеrѕаtіlе dіаgrаmѕ аnd ѕhаrе thеѕе wіth others. 

Wіth this, you саn present соmрlеx соntеxtѕ іn a vіѕuаl mаnnеr. Vіѕіо Professional 2016 іnсludеѕ thе complete funсtіоnаl ѕсоре of Vіѕіо Stаndаrd 2016 аnd аddіtіоnаllу оffеrѕ improved ѕhареѕ, tеmрlаtеѕ аnd styles. Thіѕ vеrѕіоn wіll аlѕо make іt possible for you tо lіnk dіаgrаmѕ аnd data and furthеrmоrе fеаturеѕ аddіtіоnаl tеmрlаtеѕ fоr business and tесhnісаl diagrams, process dіаgrаmѕ (іnсludіng buѕіnеѕѕ рrосеѕѕ mоdеl and notation [BPMN] 2.0), maps аnd grоund рlаnѕ, nеtwоrk dіаgrаmѕ аѕ wеll аѕ software аnd dаtаbаѕе diagrams. Furthеrmоrе, thе соllаbоrаtіоn within уоur tеаm іѕ ѕuрроrtеd tо аn even grеаtеr еxtеnt duе to the аbіlіtу of ѕеvеrаl реорlе bеіng аblе tо ѕіmultаnеоuѕlу work оn thе ѕаmе dіаgrаm.

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Microsoft Visio Standard 2013

Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 enables the illustrative presentation of complex data using easy-to-follow diagrams.

Visio Standard 2013 makes it possible to create diagrams effortlessly with a diverse selection of integrated stencils. This version of Visio features stencils for business diagrams, organigrams, standard flow diagrams, standard network diagrams, and general diagrams for various ends.

Functions:

  • Find the right stencil quickly via integrated search

  • Easy to create, check, and edit diagrams via touchscreen on Windows 8 tablet PCs

  • Improved support for frequently used commands

  • The new print preview provides a better overview of how your diagram will look printed

  • Optimization of size modification via improved orientation, clearance functions, and guidelines

  • Simple modifications and adjustments to pages without losing diagram layout and meta data when creating duplicates of diagram pages

  • High level of individualization: Modification to an organigram - Appearance with just one click and the ability to integrate your own photos

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Microsoft Visio Professional 2013

Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 enables the visual presentation of complex data using easy-to-follow diagrams.

With Visio Profession 2013, professional diagrams can be created effortlessly both individually and in a team with a diverse selection of integrated stencils. This version covers all of the functions found in Visio Standard 2013, enhanced with updated shapes, styles, and templates, as well as additional support for working in a team, such as multiple people working on the same diagram simultaneously and linking diagrams to data.

Functions:

  • Simple release of diagrams possible, even for users without a copy of Visio installed

  • Commenting on diagrams from nearly any device (requires Visio or a browser with Visio Services)

  • Find the right stencil quickly via integrated search

  • Easy to create, check, and edit diagrams via touchscreen on Windows 8 tablet PCs

  • Improved support for frequently used commands

  • The new print preview provides a better overview of how your diagram will look printed

  • Optimization of size modification via improved orientation, clearance functions, and guidelines

  • Simple modifications and adjustments to pages without losing diagram layout and meta data when creating duplicates of diagram pages

  • High degree of individualization: Modification to an organigram - Appearance with just one click and the ability to integrate your own photos

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Microsoft Visio Standard 2010

Visio 2010 continues down the path started by the 2007 version of linking diagrams and their underlying data. You can use the enhanced diagram creation tools in Visio 2010 to simplify complex content in dynamic, data-driven representations. Starting now, you can release your data in real-time on the web, which opens up entirely new possibilities.

Use professional-looking templates and modern, ready-made shapes to create your own diagram. It's easy to link the diagram with the data sources of your preference (such as Excel). This updates the data in your diagram automatically, which is reflected in informative visual elements, such as symbols, colors, and bar graphs. Then, you'll only be a few mouse clicks away from publishing your data graphs on a SharePoint website and providing other people with access to the diagram over the web. One particular advantage for you is that they don't need to possess a copy of Visio. Visio 2010 is the most powerful software available for presenting important information visually. This is assured by Visio 2010's new simplicity, supported with data-driven shapes and web release function.

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Microsoft Visio Professional 2010

MS Visio 2010 Prof. continues down the path started by the 2007 version in linking diagrams and their underlying data. The enhanced diagram creation tools in Visio 2010 help to simplify complex content using dynamic, data-driven visualizations. 

Take advantage of the new possibilities for releasing data on the web in real-time. Use professional-looking templates and modern, ready-made shapes to create your own diagram. It's easy to link the diagram with the data sources of your preference (such as Excel).

The data in your diagram are now updated automatically, which is reflected in informative visual elements, such as symbols, colors, and bar graphs. Then, you'll only be a few mouse clicks away from publishing your data-linked diagram on a SharePoint website and providing other people with access to the diagram over the web. They do not necessary need to possess a copy of Visio, representing yet another advantage for you. Visio 2010 is the most powerful software available for presenting important information visually. This is assured by MS Visio 2010's new simplicity, supported with data-driven shapes and web release function.

Advantage/difference to MS Visio 2010 Standard:

•    Structure, architecture, and service diagrams including area, floor plan, electrical, canalization, HVAC, and much more 
•    Detailed network diagrams including Active Directory services and rack servers 
•    Construction plans including electrical, chemical, mechanical, and much more
•    ITIL diagram (IT infrastructure library) for defining the infrastructure technology's specifications"
•    Pivot diagram for automatically creating hierarchical diagrams in which data are grouped and computed for visual analysis and presentation.
•    Software and database diagrams including UML (Unified Modeling Language) and website over
•    Value stream maps including UML and website sitemaps
•    Creating website sitemaps and documentation including automatic generation of website sitemaps
•    Wireframe models for creating  medium-fidelity wireframe diagrams for software prototypes and software design.

Requirements

Windows 7, Windows Vista with SP1, Windows XP (SP3 required) with 32-bit capability, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 with SP2 and MSXML 6.0 or later operating system with 32- or 64-bit capability; 500-MHz processor or faster; 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended for certain functions); 2 GB hard disk space available; screen with a resolution of at least 1024 x 768; Internet Explorer 6 or later (32-bit browser only). 

Speech recognition requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device; for Internet functionality, an Internet connection is needed; a Windows Live ID is required for certain online functions; for the multi-touch features, Windows 7 and a touchscreen device are needed; certain free-hand features require Windows XP Tablet PC Edition or later to be running.

Certain advanced collaboration features require a connection with Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or later running Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services; external data features require Visio Professional 2010 or Visio Premium 2010 as well as a connection with a supported data source, such as a Microsoft Excel workbook, or a Microsoft Access or Microsoft SQL Server database.

Dynamic web-sharing features require Visio Professional 2010 or Visio Premium 2010, and a connection with a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Version running Visio Services; visual reports require Visio Professional 2010 Product or Visio Premium 2010, as well as Project 2010 and Excel 2007, or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or later.

Internet Fax not available in Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, or Windows Vista Home Premium; product features and graphics may vary based on system configuration, some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connections; this product includes both 32- and 64-bit versions for a single computer; the 32-bit version is recommended, which can run on both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows. 

People who regularly work with exceptionally large documents or spreadsheets requiring more than 2 GB of memory may want to run the 64-bit version. However, many common add-ins for Office do not run correctly in the 64-bit edition.

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Microsoft Visio 2003 Professional Edition

NOTE : Microsoft Visio 2003 Professional Edition is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The visualisation tool Visio 2003 offers some additional benefits by means of its extended Professional Version in comparison with the Visio 2003 Standard. The broad variety of functions of the Professional Version is quite outstanding because of the multitude of additional special diagrams (buildings and room plans, ground plans, additional diagrams for technical illustrations, software and database diagrams, networkracks, logical network and directory diagrams. The additional features are intended to be implemented in large companies.

The Professional Version cannot only be easily integrated in already existing solutions but it can also be considered as a basis of new developments. For this purpose a sound basis for the developers and programmers has been created with Microsoft® Visual Basis for applications (VBA), Microsoft®.NET and XML-Web Services.

 

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Microsoft Visio 2003 Standard Edition

NOTE : Visio 2003 Standard Edition is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The application Visio 2003 Standard Edition of the Redmond software company Microsoft® is a visualisation tool that has been integrated into the Office system but it has to be purchased as an independent software separately from the different Office 2003 versions

As in many other spheres of life, the optical presentation of information plays a vital role also in corporate communications. Complex structures, systems and processes will be much easier understood and memorized if they activate the right half of the brain by means of clearly structured visual presentations by means of prominent graphic symbols and explanatory diagrams. This is the part Visio 2003 takes over.

Visio 2003 is very helpful for the fast creation, provision and distribution of ideas, procedures or scenarios. Visio templates, cliparts and standardized (hyperlink-capable) shapes, which are integrated into the application by drag-and-drop as well as by powerful visualisation tools as many kinds of diagrams.

Data from Visio 2003 can be exchanged with other applications or databases thanks to XML. On the service level data of other staff members can be provided via the sharepoint services.

The presentations of Visio 2003 can now be marked with handwritten notes on a tablet PC in real time, for example during discussions on new business processes within a workgroup. The revision mode enables a fast and differentiated feedback.

 

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Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Standard

Mісrоѕоft Exchange Server 2016 wіll hеlр уоu tо wоrk іn аn еvеn more productive mаnnеr аnd will support уоu tо аn іnсrеаѕіng dеgrее in your work habits. 

Exchange Server 2016 Standard is available in our online store. Please click here!

It еxраndѕ Exchange Sеrvеr wіth аn extensive соllесtіоn of new technologies, funсtіоnѕ аnd services. Thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt іnnоvаtіоnѕ іnсludе funсtіоnѕ for the protection аgаіnѕt dаtа lоѕѕ аnd an іmрrоvеd web-based Outlook client. Duе to thе full-fеаturеd Outlооk іntеrfасеѕ, іt іѕ nоw аlѕо роѕѕіblе tо реrfоrm mоrе on your smartphone, tablet, desktop and on the wеb. Thе nеw simplified аrсhіtесturе соnvіnсеѕ with a hіgh dеgrее оf rеlіаbіlіtу due tо аutоmаtеd repairs and fаѕtеr rесоvеrу.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Standard

With a user CAL, you get a CAL exactly for one user.  This user can then access the server software and use the respective services. The user CAL is completely independent from the specific device being used for access.  The user can switch from one device to another.

With a Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL 2016 Standard license buyers acquire the right to use standard Exchange functions, such as e-mail, contacts and calendar. 

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Standard User CALS

MS Exchange Server Device CAL 2016 Standard is the client-based license for access to MS Exchange Server. This solution provides you with access to Exchange Server from your device. This device license offers a perfect solution for devices with multiple users. In this case you may have several people using the same device. Another CAL variation is available with the user CAL which then is independent from the device a user operates.

 

MS Exchange Server Device CAL 2016 Standard license entites buyers to tke advantage of all the standard Exchange functions, such as e-mail, contacts and calendar. 

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Standard

MS Exchange Server 2013 Standard is the optimal solution for efficient e-mail communication. 

Exchange Server delivers more control and security, regardless of whether you are using your server for in-house operation, as an online service in the MS Cloud or as a hybrid solution.

The Standard Edition is different from the Enterprise Edition due to the number of mailbox databases. The Standard Edition provides you with access to up to five databases, making it optimal for SME organizations.

In addition to the MS Exchange Server 2013 standard license, you'll also need CALs (Client Access Licenses) for client-based access. MS Exchange Server Device CAL 2013 Standard provides you with access to your exchange server via your device. You can acquire device CALs here in the shop

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Standard

With a user CAL for MS Exchange Server 2013 Standard you acquire a client access license for one user. This user can get access to the server software and its features, functinalities and services. The user CAL can be seen as being ompletely separate from the device being used for access. 

Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL 2013 Standard license gives licensees the right to use standard Exchange functions, such as e-mail, contacts and calendar. 

Exchange Server 2013 Standard User CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Standard User CALS

MS Exchange Server Device CAL 2013 Standard is the client-based license for access to MS Exchange Server. This license  provides you with access to Exchange Server from your device. This device license can be used and is meant to be bought for devices with multiple users.

Microsoft Exchange Server Device CAL 2013 Standard license enables you to use standard Exchange functions, such as e-mail, contacts and calendar. 

Exchange Server 2013 Standard Device CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

Microsoft Exchange is the penultimate version from the Exchange Server software series. Exchange accelerates your work and simplifies its management.

Exchange Server 2010 adjusts to match your needs: Whatever your business, Exchange Server adjusts to your activities, while simultaneously reducing the costs associated with provision, administration, and compliance. The improved usability now provides you with a hitherto unseen level of control comfort, as do the integrated features for avoiding information gaps.

Features:

  • More flexibility: Internal provision or hosting via MS Exchange online, or a mix of both
  • Data resilience: Improved data carrier IOPS rate (input/output operations per second) compared to Exchange Server 2007
  • Reduce help desk costs: New self-help features make it possible for users to resolve problems independently without the help desk
  • Flexibility due to standard protocols: Access to all your communication tools regardless of where you are, for all functions on nearly all platforms, browsers, and devices - such as e-mail, voicemail, and instant messaging 
  • Compliance protection: Newly integrated functions for archiving and storing e-mail, such as searching across inboxes and "freezing" messages immediately (legal hold)

 Device CAL:

The license is linked to the respective device. You'll need a license for each device on which the software is going to be used. However, the number of users who use the device is irrelevant.

System requirements

Standard 2007

In general, however, the CPU should be Intel or AMD, supporting x64 architecture or the AMD64 platform. RAM dimensioning is highly dependent upon the number of functions installed. The hard drive should have at least 1.2 GB available for the Exchange installation, with an additional 500 MB free for each additional UM language package. Moreover, there should be a hard drive for storing the wait queue on an Edge Transport or Hub Transport server with at least 500 MB of RAM available.

Drive: DVD drive

Monitor: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution.

Control devices: Keyboard and mouse

Exchange Server 2010 Standard Volume Licenses are available in our online store. Please click here!

MS Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise Volume License

Microsoft Exchange is the penultimate version from the Exchange Server software series. Exchange accelerates your work and simplifies its management. Exchange Server 2010 adjusts to match your needs: Whatever your business, Exchange Server adjusts to your activities, while simultaneously reducing the costs associated with provision, administration, and compliance. The improved usability now provides you with a hitherto unseen level of control comfort, as do the integrated features for avoiding information gaps.

You get this product Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise in the online store of usedSoft

This article is delivered with a CD/DVD for easy installation.

Features:

  • More flexibility: Internal provision or hosting via MS Exchange online, or a mix of both
  • Data resilience: Improved data carrier IOPS rate (input/output operations per second) compared to Exchange Server 2007
  • Reduce help desk costs: New self-help features make it possible for users to resolve problems independently without the help desk
  • Flexibility due to standard protocols: Access to all your communication tools regardless of where you are, for all functions on nearly all platforms, browsers, and devices - such as e-mail, voicemail, and instant messaging
  • Compliance protection: Newly integrated functions for archiving and storing e-mail, such as searching across inboxes and "freezing" messages immediately (legal hold)

Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise Volume Licenses are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

User CAL:

With a user CAL, companies acquire a CAL for one specific user, who can then access the server software to use its services. The user CAL entitles licensees to use the license without being limited to a specific device.

With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard your work will be done faster. It  simplifies its management and adjusts to match your needs and activities and reducing the costs associated with provision, administration, and compliance at the same time. The improved usability now provides you with a hitherto unseen level of control comfort, as do the integrated features for avoiding information gaps.

Features:

  • More flexibility: Internal provision or hosting via MS Exchange online, or a mix of both
  • Data resilience: Improved data carrier IOPS rate (input/output operations per second) compared to Exchange Server 2007
  • Reduce help desk costs: New self-help features make it possible for users to resolve problems independently without the help desk
  • Flexibility due to standard protocols: Access to all your communication tools regardless of where you are, for all functions on nearly all platforms, browsers, and devices - such as e-mail, voicemail, and instant messaging
  • Compliance protection: Newly integrated functions for archiving and storing e-mail, such as searching across inboxes and "freezing" messages immediately (legal hold)

Exchange Server 2010 Standard User CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard User CALS

Device CAL:

The license is limited to the respective device. On the other hand the number of users on this device is not limited. What you'll need is a license for each device on which the software is going to be used.  



Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard makes your work faster and its management easier. Exchange Server 2010 adjusts to match your needs: Whatever your business, Exchange Server adjusts to your activities, while simultaneously reducing the costs associated with provision, administration, and compliance. The improved usability now provides you with a hitherto unseen level of control comfort, as do the integrated features for avoiding information gaps.

Features:

  • More flexibility: Internal provision or hosting via MS Exchange online, or a mix of both
  • Data resilience: Improved data carrier IOPS rate (input/output operations per second) compared to Exchange Server 2007
  • Reduce help desk costs: New self-help features make it possible for users to resolve problems independently without the help desk
  • Flexibility due to standard protocols: Access to all your communication tools regardless of where you are, for all functions on nearly all platforms, browsers, and devices - such as e-mail, voicemail, and instant messaging
  • Compliance protection: Newly integrated functions for archiving and storing e-mail, such as searching across inboxes and "freezing" messages immediately (legal hold)

 

Exchange Server 2010 Standard Device CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Standard Edition

NOTE : Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The discussion about the trade and the sale of used software licenses is going to develop into an economic leading debate within the forthcoming years.

 

By means of the verdict of the Federal Court of Justice Munich of 3. August 2006 it has been temporarily stated that in case of software only exclusively or in mainly being available via downloads (as in the case of the software producer Oracle) the exhaustion rule is not applicable i.e. in this case overstretched. On the other hand there are no real hints about an interpretation, which clearly define a fundamental prohibition of the trade with used software licenses.

Clients of the company usedSoft as well as well-known buyers of renowned industrial companies have repeatedly made clear how important an insisting strengthening of the freedom of availability about their property is to them. Some people also believe that an enforced legal strengthening of the trade with used software license is a long overdue correction possibility for exorbitant software prices during the last decades.

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

NOTE : Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The Enterprise Edition of the Exchange Server 2003 is intended for large companies and amongst others stands out for its considerably extended database utilization in comparison with the standard edition: instead 2x75GB up to twenty databases each with maximal 16 Terrabyte can be compiled and administered in four storage groups.

The groupware functions ("Collaboration" above all in connection with Microsoft® Web Storage) are of course a focus of the server features like already featured in the standard edition of the Exchange Server 2003. The multitude of functions of the Unified Messaging (e-mail, fax, voicemail) should also be emphasized.

The broad variety of remote access options seem to reach a special level of importance especially in larger companies, no matter whether via mobile phones, PDA or also via the internet by means of Outlook Web Access.

The manufacturer emphasises the considerably improved features regarding security and reliability, the option for simple actualisations and generally simplified handling by the client. Added to that, the administration is made much easier for system administrators by these new tools of the Exchange Server 2003.

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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Clients Access License (CAL)

NOTE : Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Clients Access Licenses are no longer available in the store of usedSoft

For a sensible implementation of the  Exchange Server 2003, in the standard as well as the Enterprise edition, companies require additional individual workplace licenses to be able to use the functions i.e. administered data provided by the server at an individual workplace.

Microsoft® has intended the use of a so-called User Client Access License (CAL) for that purpose, which can be acquired in packages as from 5 licenses. The OPEN-License program has been produced accordingly for the purchasers of the segments of economy, administration and education.

 

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Microsoft Windows Server

Microsoft Windows Server 2 Core 2016 Standard Volume licence

Microsoft Windows Server 2 Core 2016 Standard replaces MS Windows Servers 2012 R2 Standard and it supports the operation of your data centre with its high degree of automation and extreme reliability.

You get Microsoft Windows Server 2 Core 2016 Standard in the online store of usedSoft

Windows Server 2 Core 2016 Standard helps facilitate daily processes, creates the possibility for innovation while being highly efficient and thereby saving costs.

In addition, the new and improved security levels ensure more protection and minimize risks by detecting any threats early on.

Microsoft moves to a changed licensing model with the Windows Server 2016 as opposed to its predecessor. Effective immediately, cores must be licensed. The minimum license assumes 2 processors with 8 cores each; in other words: 16 cores in total must be licensed. Our table helps you get an overview.

Microsoft Windows Server 2 Core 2016 Datacenter Volume licence

Microsoft Windows Server 2 Core 2016 Datacenter replaces MS Windows Servers 2012 R2 Datacenter and it supports the operation of your data centre with its high degree of automation and extreme reliability.

You get Microsoft Windows Server 2 Core 2016 Datacenter in the online store of usedSoft

 

Windows Server 2 Core 2016 Datacenter helps facilitate daily processes, creates the possibility for innovation while being highly efficient and thereby saving costs.

In addition, the new and improved security levels ensure more protection and minimize risks by detecting any threats early on.

Microsoft moves to a changed licensing model with the Windows Server 2016 as opposed to its predecessor. Effective immediately, cores must be licensed. The minimum license assumes 2 processors with 8 cores each; in other words: 16 cores in total must be licensed. Our table helps you get an overview.

Microsoft Windows Server Standard User CALS 2016 Volume licence

MS Windows Server User CAL 2016 is a user-based access license for MS Windows Server. CALs (Client Access Licenses) are not included with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and Standard, which is why you'll need additional licenses for access.

You get Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard User CAL in the online store of usedSoft.

 

Contrary to device CALs (device licenses), MS Windows Server User CAL 2016 provides an user with access to Windows Server. 

MS Windows User CAL 2016 is downgradable. For example, you can run it in combination with MS Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Windows Server Standard Device CALS 2016

MS Windows Server Device CAL 2016 is a client-based access license for MS Windows Server 2016. CALs (Client Access Licenses) are not included with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and Standard, which is why you'll need additional licenses for access.

You get Microsoft Windows Server Device CAL 2016 Standard in the online store of usedSoft.

Contrary to user CALs (user licenses), MS Windows Server Device CAL 2016 provides a device with access to Windows Server. This solution is ideal for multiple users looking to access the same device.

MS Windows Device CAL 2016 is downgradable. For example, you can run it in combination with MS Windows Server 2012.

Windows Server 2016 Standard Device CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Windows Server R2 2 Proc. 2012 Standard Volume licence

MS Windows Server R2 2 Proc. 2012 Standard is the successor to MS Windows Server 2012. This license is the optimal operating system platform for companies of medium to large size requiring virtualization.

 

In addition to the two physical instances, the license also covers two virtual instances you can use to run your data processing center.
If you'd like to use even more virtual instances, you can do so by acquiring additional licenses.

You get Microsoft Windows Server 2 Proc. 2012 Standard in the online store of usedSoft.

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2 Proc. 2012 Datacenter Volume licence

MS Windows Server 2 Proc. 2012 Datacenter is the successor to MS Windows Server 2008. This license is the optimal operating system platform for companies of medium to large size requiring virtualization.

 

Windows Server Datacenter 2012 can be operated in a physical and in unlimited virtual instances on the same hardware.

You get Microsoft Windows Server 2 Proc. Datacenter 2012 Datacenter in the online store of usedSoft.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard User CALS

MS Windows Server User CAL 2012 is a user-based access license for MS Windows Server. As CALs (Client Access Licenses) are no longer integral parts of the Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and Standard versions, it is compulsory to acquire additional licenses for access.

Contrary to device CALs (device licenses), MS Windows Server R2 User CAL 2012 grants rights to an individual user to access the Windows Server. MS Windows  User CAL 2012 is also downgradable or downwards compatible. So you can combine it with MS Windows Server 2008.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard User CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Device CALS

MS Windows Server Device CAL 2012 is a client-based access license for MS Windows Server R2. The CALs (Client Access Licenses) are no longer included with Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter.  Therefore companies need to buy additional licenses for access.

In comparison to user CALs (user licenses), MS Windows Server R2 Device CAL 2012 are the solution to use a device with access to Windows Server. This license variation is imeant to be used for multiple users looking to access the same device.

MS Windows R2 Device CAL 2012 is downgradable. For example, you can run it in combination with MS Windows Server 2008 (R2).

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Device CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

With Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, you and your employees obtain the capacity to manage your virtual machines even faster and easier. This is made possible by the software's Hypervisor technology, Hyper-V. 

Additionally, Windows Server 2008 R2 has a live migration feature. This feature is new in this version and makes it possible for you to move virtual machines from one host to another while everything is still running.
Your Windows 7 remote desktop users directly benefit from Windows Server 2008 R2 through two new

Features:

  • DirectAccess provides your employees with access to remote desktops without re-routing company resources. Up until now, it was necessary to have a VPN connection or client software. You'll still maintain control through access protocols and perimeters. This means you can increase desktop security and reduce the administrative expenditure for your IT department.
  • You'll communicate better with your field and branch offices. BranchCache improves your remote users' connection on the company network. BranchCache temporarily stores your data locally, thereby lowering the load placed on your company network's bandwidth.

System requirements:

Processor: 1 GHz minimum, 2 GHz or faster recommended; memory: 512 MB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended, maximum (32-bit systems): 4 GB (Standard) or 64 GB (Enterprise and Datacenter), Maximum (64-bit systems): 32 GB (Standard) or 1 TB (Enterprise and Datacenter) or 2 TB (Itanium-based systems), 

Hard drive: 10 GB minimum, 40 GB or more recommended, 

Note: Computers with more than 16 GB RAM require more hard drive memory for paging, hibernation, and dump files.

Drive: DVD drive,

Monitor: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution.

Control devices: Keyboard and mouse

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Volume Licenses are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Windows Server R2 2008 Enterprise integrates a wide array of innovative, efficient functions. Hyper V Technology enabes a  more effective administration of multiple servers using only one interface. This means that companies can rely on a faster data back-up and security update installation.

 

The "parking" of processor cores, controlling processor speed, and storage centralisation all contribute to reducing power consumption.
One point is the so called Network load equalisation which links multiple computers into one cluster,. This makes it possible to distribute workloads within the cluster.

Simultaneously, scaling leads to a reduction of server numbers, thereby attaining improved energy efficiency.

Direct Access provides companies with external access to their network. Not having a VPN connection protects your network against attacks. Furthermore, BranchCache improves the connection for remote users.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Volume Licenses are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Windows Server R2 2008 Datacenter Volume License

Windows Server R2 2008 Datacenter offers an array of innovative, efficient functions. Hyper V Technology enables more effective administration of multiple servers over one interface, thereby delivering faster data back-up and security update installation.

 

The "parking" of processor cores, controlling processor speed, and storage centralisation all contribute to reducing power consumption.

Network load equalisation links multiple computers into one cluster, making it possible to distribute workloads within the cluster. Simultaneously, scaling makes it possible to reduce the number of servers, thereby attaining improved energy efficiency. Direct Access provides you with external access to your company’s network. Not having a VPN connection protects your network against attacks. Moreover, BranchCache improves the connection for remote users.

You get this product Microsoft Windows Server R2 (1 Proc) 2008 Datacenter in the online store of usedSoft.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Volume Licenses are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard User CALS

User CAL:

With a user CAL, you link a Client Access License to one individual user, and give him the right to access the server software and use its services. The user CAL doesn´t limit the number of devices a user operates.

With Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, companies are able to manage their virtual machines faster and easier thanks to the software's Hypervisor technology, Hyper-V. 

Apart from that  Windows Server 2008 R2 offers a live migration feature, which is new in this version and allows to move virtual machines from one host to another while operations are running.
Your Windows 7 remote desktop users directly benefit from Windows Server 2008 R2 through two new features:

  • DirectAccess provides your employees with access to remote desktops without re-routing company resources. Up to now,one needed to have a VPN connection or client software. You'll still have control through access protocols and perimeters. This means you can increase desktop security and reduce the administrative expenditure for your IT department.
  • Companies communicate better with their field and branch offices. BranchCache improves your remote users' connection on the company network. BranchCache temporarily stores your data locally, which lowers the load placed on your company network's bandwidth.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard User CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Device CALS

Device CAL:

The license is linked to the respective device. You'll need a license for each device on which the software is going to be used. However, the number of users who use the device is irrelevant.

You get Microsoft Windows Server Device CAL 2008 in the online store of usedSoft

With Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, and company their employees obtain the ability to manage their virtual machines quicker and easier. This is made possible by the software's Hypervisor technology, Hyper-V. 

Additionally, Windows Server 2008 R2 includes a live migration feature which is new in this version and allows to move virtual machines from one host to another while operations are running.  Windows 7 remote desktop users directly benefit from Windows Server 2008 R2 through two new features:

  • DirectAccess provides your employees with access to remote desktops without re-routing company resources. It´s no longer necessary to have a VPN connection or client software.Yet still companies keep full control through access protocols and perimeters. Buyers can increase desktop security and reduce the administrative expenditure for IT purposes..
  • Better communication is granted with the field and branch offices. BranchCache improves remote users' connection on the company network. BranchCache temporarily stores your data locally, which lowers the load placed on your company network's bandwidth.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Device CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Windows Server Device CAL 2008

MS Windows Server Device CAL 2008 is a client-based access license for MS Windows Server. CALs (Client Access Licenses) are not included with Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Enterprise and Standard, which is why you'll need additional licenses for access.



Contrary to user CALs (user licenses), MS Windows Server Device CAL 2008 provides a device with access to Windows Server. This solution is ideal for multiple users looking to access the same device.

You will get the Device CALs her in our online store.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2

NOTE : Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R27 is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2 is especially suitable for medium-sized companies with business critical applications and a considerable database utilization. It can take over a variety of functions in a so far not surpassed speed. Among these are the tasks of a server for files, a webserver, a server for web applications as well as for streaming media. Furthermore there are the features of a mail server, a terminal and VPN server as well as Remote Access Services and Directory Services. Windows 2003 can also be deployed as a DNS-name server, Windows Internet Naming Services (WINS) and DHCP server.

In comparison with the Standard Edition, the Enterprise Edition, the session index for terminal services, the fallover clustering and the higher amount of implementable 32-bit, or 64-bit processors, are to be emphasized. There also is a noticeable difference in the capacity of the supported working memory.

According to the new security features in the Servicepack SP1, the R2-Update offers even more efficient possibilities of the storage administration, a simplified identity and access management (Advice Directory Federation Services) and an improved management of servers in subsidiaries. The R2-versions are available as 64-bit-versions and enable the operation of 32-bit as well as of 64-bit applications.

 

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 CAL

NOTE : Microsoft Windows Server 2003 CALS are no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Like with all Microsoft server products it is also inevitable for the buyer of Windows Server 2003 to purchase individual licenses for the server connected PCs, laptops or other devices. These Windows Server 2003 Client Access Licenses (CAL) are usually sold via the license program of Microsoft®.

The number of necessary individual licenses for the staff members for this latest server for general services is often found in the four-digit area. In case of underlicensing a supply of the stock of usedSoft seems to be an excellent solution especially for the Windows Server 2003.

 

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard

The Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard ideally caters to the needs of medium-sized enterprises.

It is one of the most secure databases and reliably protects transmitted and saved data against potential security risks. It also provides disaster recovery, keeping you from long downtimes.

The standard version includes a basic data management and business intelligence database with which diverse applications can be efficiently run. The IT resources required are kept to a minimum.

For the first time, the SQL Server can be used in Linux and Docker environments.

You can buy Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard in the online store of usedSoft. 

For access, the corresponding CALs are required. You will find these also in our online shop.

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2017 Standard

The Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Standard ideally caters to the needs of medium-sized enterprises.

 It is one of the most secure databases and reliably protects transmitted and saved data against potential security risks. It also provides disaster recovery, keeping you from long downtimes.

The standard version includes a basic data management and business intelligence database with which diverse applications can be efficiently run. The IT resources required are kept to a minimum.

For the first time, the SQL Server can be used in Linux and Docker environments.

No additional CALs are necessary for accessing. Minimum licensing requires 4 cores.

You get this product in the online store of usedSoft. 

 

Microsoft SQL Server User CAL 2017

MS SQL Server User CAL 2017 is a user-based access license for MS SQL Server.

Contrary to device CALs (device licenses), MS SQL Server User CAL 2017 provides an user with access to SQL Server.

MS SQL User CAL 2017 is downgradable. For example, you can run it in combination with MS SQL Server 2016.

You can buy a volume licence of this product in our online shop.

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard

With the SQL Server 2016 Standard you get a smart, dependable and productive data platform for your company. 

The standard version has fundamental database, reporting and analysis tools.

Multiple layers of security fully protect your data while being transferred or saved. The SQL Server 2016 Standard provides a standardised environment and greater scalability both locally and in the cloud. 

That plus its high performance make the SQL Server 2016 Standard one of the most dependable databases around.

To access, the corresponding CALs are required. These can also be found in our shop online.

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Enterprise

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Enterprise 

With the SQL Server 2016 Enterprise you get a smart, dependable and productive data platform for your company. The most impressive feature of the Enterprise Version is its excellent performance in the area of complex business intelligence applications, while – unlike the standard server – offering extended database, reporting and analysis functions as well as performance enhancements.

The SQL Server 2016 provides a standardised environment and greater scalability both locally and in the cloud. That plus its high performance make the SQL Server 2016 one of the most dependable databases around. 

You can buy SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Enterprise in our online store.

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Standard

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Standard

With the SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Standard you get a smart, dependable and productive data platform for your company. You get Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Standard in the online store of usedSoft

The standard version has fundamental database, reporting and analysis tools.

Multiple layers of security fully protect your data while being transferred or saved. The SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Standard provides a standardised environment and greater scalability both locally and in the cloud.

That plus its high performance make the SQL Server 2 Core 2016 Standard one of the most dependable databases around.

No additional CALs are necessary for accessing.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 User CALS

MS SQL Server User CAL 2016 is a user-based access license for MS SQL Server. 

Contrary to device CALs (device licenses), MS SQL Server User CAL 2016 provides an user with access to SQL Server. 

MS SQL User CALS 2016 is downgradable. For example, you can run it in combination with MS SQL Server 2014. You get this product in the online store of usedSoft.

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Device CALS

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Device CALS

MS SQL Server Device CAL 2016 is a client-based access license for MS SQL Server 2016.

 

Contrary to user CALs (user licenses), MS SQL Server Device CAL 2016 provides a device with access to SQL Server. This solution is ideal for multiple users looking to access the same device.

MS SQL Device CAL 2016 is downgradable. For example, you can run it in combination with MS SQL Server 2014. You get it in the online store of usedSoft

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard

The Microsoft SQL Server 2014 represents the latest data management application from the Richmond company Microsoft. This server focuses on business-critical applications with business intelligence functionality. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard  includes all the basic database and basic BI functions. The SQL Server can use the cloud effectively or be used on premise.

 

A disk for easy installation can optionally be included with delivery.  The respective user or device CALs can also be purchased here in usedSoft´s  store.

An overview of SQL Server 2014 features. 

- New In-Memory feature. Great function which allows an up to 30-fold acceleration of transactions and data uploads thanks to simultaneous data compression 
- Always on. This feature guarantees high availability and rapid disaster recovery 
- Increased scalability. This relates to servers, networks and storage media 
- Improved security extensions. You enable transparent monitoring and secure encryption of data
- More efficient management of the database.  Can be done due to automation and support features
- Customisable server integration is possible alternatively locally or in the cloud

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard Volume Licenses are available in our online store. Please click here! 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2014 Standard

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2014 Standard  

The Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the latest data management application from Microsoft that focuses on business-critical applications with business intelligence functionality. The standard version includes all the basic database and basic BI functions. The SQL Server can both use the cloud effectively as well as be used on premise.

 No additional CALs are necessary for accessing.

An overview of SQL Server 2014 features. 
- New In-Memory feature: up to 30-fold acceleration of transactions and data uploads thanks to simultaneous data compression 
- Always on guarantees high availability and rapid disaster recovery 
- Increased scalability for servers, networks and storage media 
- Improved security extensions for transparent monitoring and secure encryption of data
- More efficient management of the database thanks to automation and support features
- Customisable server integration: locally or in the cloud

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard User CALS

User CAL:


With a user CAL, you acquire a CAL for one user  for the SQL Server 2014 features. The individual user is licensed to access the server software to use its services. The user CAL is completely independent from the choosen device . 

The latest data management application from Microsoft, is the Microsoft SQL Server 2014, which can use the cloud effectively and be used on premise. Its  main focus is on business-critical applications with business intelligence functionality. 

Some SQL Server 2014 features. 

- New In-Memory feature: up to 30-fold acceleration of transactions and data uploads thanks to simultaneous data compression 
- High availability and rapid disaster recovery guaranteed through Always On
- Servers, networks and storage media get improved scalability 
- Transparent monitoring and secure encryption of data with improved security extensions 
- Efficiency improved. The database management relies on better automation and support features
- Customisable server integration and you decide if locally or in the cloud

 The standard version of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is being delivered with all the basic database and basic BI functions. The SQL Server can either use the cloud effectively or be used on premise.

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard User CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard Device CALS

Device CAL:

The device CAL for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is meant to be used for a specific device. For each device you intend to use, you'll need a license, You then can enjoy the features and servcices of the software without having to pay attention to the number of users that will be using the device. This makes a difference compared to the user CAL which is tied to the idividual person using mutiple devices to access features of Microsoft SQL Server 2014

The Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is the latest data management application from Microsoft that focuses on business-critical applications with business intelligence functionality. The standard version includes all the basic database and basic BI functions. The SQL Server can both use the cloud effectively as well as be used on premise.

Overview of SQL Server 2014 features

You can get SQL Server 2014 Standard Device CALS  in our online shop.

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard is the latest application from Microsoft for data management. Its particular strengths lie in business intelligence and business-critical applications, as well as in cloud integration in accordance with your wishes and needs. The standard edition offers a selection between a server+CAL and a core-based license, with 32-bit and 64-bit versions available.

You get Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012 Standard in the online store of usedSoft. This product comes with a CD/DVD data carrier for effortless installation. 

An Overview of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Functions:

  • "AlwaysOn" the optimized solution for high-level availability and emergency restore.

  • "xVelocity" delivers maximum speed for queries and performance

  • Comprehensive security and encryption options

  • Comprehensive service and support

  • Data calculation and visualization for analyses and decisions.

System requirements:

Memory: Minimum: Express editions, 512 MB; all other editions, 1 GB  Recommended: Express editions, 1 GB; all other editions, min. 4 GB. In order to guarantee optimum performance, the manufacturer recommends that memory be increased as database size increases.

Processor speed: Minimum:1.0-GHz x86 processor, or 1.4 GHz x-64 processor. Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster.

Processor type: x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T-support, Intel Premium IV with EM64T support. x86 Processor: Pentium III-compatible processor or faster

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Volume Licenses are available in our online store. Please click here! 

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012 Enterprise

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012 Enterprise Volume License 

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012 Enterprise is an application from Microsoft for data management. Its particular strengths lie in business intelligence and business-critical applications, as well as in cloud integration in accordance with your wishes and needs. This Enterprise edition is a core based license, with 32-bit and 64-bit versions available.

An Overview of Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012  Features:

  • "AlwaysOn" the optimized solution for high-level availability and emergency restore.
  • "xVelocity" delivers maximum speed for queries and performance
  • Comprehensive security and encryption options
  • Comprehensive service and support
  • Data calculation and visualization for analyses and decisions.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012 Standard Volume License

Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012 Standard is an application from Microsoft for data management. Its particular strengths lie in business intelligence and business-critical applications, as well as in cloud integration in accordance with your wishes and needs. This standard edition is a core based license, with 32-bit and 64-bit versions available.

You get Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012 Standard in the online store of usedSoft.

 

 

An Overview of Microsoft SQL Server 2 Core 2012 Features:

  • "AlwaysOn" the optimized solution for high-level availability and emergency restore.
  • "xVelocity" delivers maximum speed for queries and performance
  • Comprehensive security and encryption options
  • Comprehensive service and support
  • Data calculation and visualization for analyses and decisions.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard User CALS

User CAL:
With a single user CAL,  a license for a specific user will be acquired, which then allows this user to access the server software and use its services. The user CAL is completely independent from the device being used for access. 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard  from Microsoft offers an application for data management following the R2 2008 version.. Again its particular emphasis lies on business intelligence and business-critical applications. Apart from that the cloud integration in accordance with companies´wishes and needs is important. The SQL Server 2012 Standard edition offers a selection between a server+CAL and a core-based license, with 32-bit and 64-bit versions available.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard User CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Device CALS

Device CAL:

The Device CALis a license variation linked to a specific device. The  number of users who use the respective device is not limited. Companies need  one license for each device on which the software is going to be used.  

Microsoft´s application  SQL Server 2012 Standard is built for data management and has its particular strengths in business intelligence and business-critical applications and in cloud integration in accordance with companies´needs and wants. The SQL Server 2012 Standardedition lets you choose  between a server+CAL and a core-based license, with 32-bit and 64-bit versions available.

You can get SQL Server 2012 Standard Device CALS  in our online shop.

Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 Standard

Microsoft Software SQL Server R2 2008 is based on SQL Server 2005 and enhances the former's strengths. Use SQL Server R2 2008 to keep an eye on your company's data volumes, while simultaneously protecting them with database encryption. You can define who can see and modify what data as you see fit using Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008. This software is a reliable data platform that helps you to secure uniform data management at your company.

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Helpful SQL Server R2 2008 features:

  • Data protection: Data auditing promotes meeting compliance requirements.

  • Application availability: Database Mirroring mirrors your databases automatically for increased reliability

  • Optimized system performance: Resource Governor for allocating system resources to workloads

  • Business entities: Facilitates development work using the next generation of ADO.NETData Access Framework

  • Data warehousing: Real-time data are consolidated via Change Data Capture (CDC)

Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 Standard Volume Licenses are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 Standard User CALS

User CAL:

With a SQL Server R2 2008 Standard User  CAL, companies get a CAL for one speific user, who can then access the server software to use its services. The user CAL makes the licensee independent from the devices he likes to use for the software.

Microsoft Software SQL Server R2 2008 builds up on predecessor which is SQL Server 2005. The R2 2008 version enhances the former's strengths. Keep an eye on your company's data volumes and protect them with database encryption with SQL Server R2 2008 and define who can see and modify which data as you see fit using Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008. SQL Server R2 2008 is a reliable data platform that helps companies to secure uniform data management.

SQL Server R2 2008 features

Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 Standard User CALS are available in our online store. Please click here!

 

 

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Client Access License (CAL)

NOTE : Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Client Access Licenses are no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Complex server solutions only make sense in connection with connected work places of individual users. This also applies even more to the field of keeping of data, data analysis and distribution.

Consequently, just one server license is insufficient for an economically sensible use of the SQL Server 2005. The functionality of the SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition is surely going to show its power in medium-sized and large companies. The producer has provided CAL user licenses for the connection of a certain amount of individual users.

 

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition

NOTE : Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

Besides the Standard Edition the free-of-charge Express Edition and the Workgroup Edition the Enterprise Edition is as expected the showpiece of the SQL Server 2005-family. The high performance level can be seen in adequate locations - the largest companies and enterprises.

Although many basic functions can be found in all editions, like in the field of security and security analysis or the programming features and added to that the administration functions of the standard edition can considered to be extensive, some characteristics of the Enterprise Edition should be emphasized:

  • higher scalability and performance (support of large databases by partitioning, parallel processing of index operations, comparison of index views by query processors no limitation of the CPUs)
  • extensive performances in the area of high availability (for online recovery and indexing, faster recovery and database reflection)
  • data integration involves data mining, text mining as well as data cleansing, transaction replication with Oracle databases as Publisher as well as support for system-related web services, WSDL and web authentication
  • business intelligence. In this central area, the Enterprise Edition provides, besides extended functions of data administration and caching, enormous analytical potential such as for extended business analysis. Just to name a few:additional algorithms, fine-tuning options and forecast functions for data mining as well as conversion performances for text mining.

 

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition

NOTE : Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The start of SQL servers of Microsoft® goes back to the late eighties. The Microsoft SQL Server 4.2 and the Microsoft® OS/2 Version 1.3. were launched in 1993. As from then on it was a long way to the actual creation of the latest version of the SQL Server, which has been developed under the name "Yukon" and which has been launched in October 2005.

By means of the relational database management system SQL Server 2005, Standard Edition, the producer Microsoft® took up the forerunner SQL Server 2000 and has expanded its functionality. As far as the company is concerned, the security, reliability and availability of the server system have repeatedly been considerably increased.

A new tool, the new SQL Server Management Studio has been introduced by means of the SQL Server 2005, which integrates the functions of the predecessor tool Enterprise Manager and Query Analyzer (SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition) as well as provides the Visual Studio 2005.

In comparison with the predecessor the system of authorizations has been considerably expanded for a broad variety of resources (databases, tables, procedures etc.) and a new hierarchy has been created by a separation of database objects and database users.

For developers the standard central surface for development and administration tasks which is available via the SQL Server Management Studio is also of great interest besides the actual extensions (e.g. with tools for Transact-SQL and XML).

 

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Client Access License

NOTE : Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Client Access Licenses are no longer available in the store of usedSoft

As it is usual practise with server products, when purchasing the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 a bundle of user licenses also has to be acquired in addition to the processor license to integrate the implementation of the SQL server into every day work routine of an enterprise. The quantity of the so-called Clients Access Licenses (CAL) can be seen in dozens or hundreds in accordance with the size of the company.

Banks and insurances or companies with numerous subsidiaries and external staff often need a for-digit quantity of CAL licenses. In cases of under licensing a recourse to the contingent of user software licenses of usedSoft is also an excellent solution concerning the SQL Server 2003.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Enterprise Edition

NOTE : Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The Enterprise Edition of the SQL Server 2000 offers a much improved performance and security features in comparison with other editions, which have been created for the reduction of default risks and overloading.

Special characteristics of scalability in the Enterprise Edition are:

  • Software scaling as a result of distribution of workload on several servers (partitioning)
  • Automatic synchronisation of databases for securing and load distribution
  • Creation of parallel indexes and index views
  • Speed-up of scans on multiprocessor systems for the increase of the total performance
  • Rapid database check-up by parallel DBCC
  • Failover-cluster support
  • Scaling of SQL Server 2000 databases on SMP systems with up to 32 processors
  • Support of up to 64 GB RAM for SQL Servers 2000
  • Support of direct communication with system area network devices
  • Distributed and partitioned cubes

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition

NOTE : Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition is no longer available in the store of usedSoft

The SQL Server 2000 of Microsoft® is a relational database for which the standard query language SQL is used. By means of this one can draw back on a reliable scalable database solution with extensive administration functions, strong analytical possibilities and a good connection to corporate business applications. The frequently available SQL Server 2000 has established itself after Postgres and Oracle as a system with the third largest storage capacity on the market.

Important features are whole text search, replication ability and OLAP-functionality, the integration of a graphic tool for developers and administrators for administration and programming tasks as well as the query-analyser.

The SQL provides additional Syntax (T-SQL), exceeding the SQL Standard, in the field of the so-called Stored Procedures, which enable a comfortable implementation of a series of instruction sequences. These different functions were integrated on the database server under a certain name and only recalled once under that name.

As a free-of-charge lean version for developers and reduced demands Microsoft® has provided the upwards compatible SQL Desktop Engine (MSDE), later the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, in each case varieties with limited functionalities.

 

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Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 Standard Device CALS

Device CAL:

The SQL Server R2 2008 Standard Device is tied to the respective device. Companies need to acquire a license for each device on which the software is going to be used. Remember that the number of users who use the software and its services doesn´t matter at all with this license model.

Microsoft Software SQL Server R2 2008 is based on SQL Server 2005 and enhances the former's strengths. Use SQL Server R2 2008 can be used to keep an eye on your company's data volumes nd you can also protect them with database encryption.  Buyers will be able to decide who can see and modify what data as they see fit using Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008. The Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 offers a reliable data platform and helps you to secure uniform data management at your company.

 

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard 

With the SQL Server 2016 Standard you get a smart, dependable and productive data platform for your company. 

With the SQL Server 2016 Standard you get a smart, dependable and productive data platform for your company. 

The standard version has fundamental database, reporting and analysis tools.

Multiple layers of security fully protect your data while being transferred or saved. The SQL Server 2016 Standard provides a standardised environment and greater scalability both locally and in the cloud. 

That plus its high performance make the SQL Server 2016 Standard one of the most dependable databases around.

You get this product in the online store of usedSoft.

To access, the corresponding CALs are required. These can also be found in our shop online.

Microsoft SQL Server Device CAL 2017

MS SQL Server Device CAL 2017 is a client-based access license for MS SQL Server 2017.

Contrary to user CALs (user licenses), MS SQL Server Device CAL 2017 provides a device with access to SQL Server. This solution is ideal for multiple users looking to access the same device.

MS SQL Device CAL 2017 is downgradable. For example, you can run it in combination with MS SQL Server 2016.

You can buy a volume licence of this product in our online shop.

Microsoft Share Point Server

SharePoint Server User CALS 2016

SharePoint 2016 Standard User CALS

You get this product SharePoint 2016 Standard User CALS in the online store of usedSoft.

The SharePoint 2016 Standard User CAL enables the use of the SharePoint server’s main features, such as people search or visual previews, and also serves as a collaboration platform for communities.

Contrary to device CALs (device licenses), MS SharePoint Server User CAL 2016 provides an user with access to SharePoint Server. 

SharePoint Server Device CAL 2016

SharePoint 2016 Standard Device CAL

You get SharePoint 2016 Standard Device CAL in the online store of usedSoft

The SharePoint 2016 Standard Device CAL enables the use of the SharePoint server’s main features, such as people search or visual previews, and also serves as a collaboration platform for communities.

Contrary to user CALs (user licenses), MS SharePoint Server Device CAL 2016 provides a device with access to SharePoint Server. This solution is ideal for multiple users looking to access the same device.

MS SharePoint Server 2016

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

You get this product Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 in the online store of usedSoft

The SharePoint Server 2016 offers a consistent user interface for both mobile devices and touch screens as well as for monitors, and thus provides easy access to all smartphone and tablet features, too. You can effortlessly access files through tiles or links and navigate the menu.

In general, navigation and commands have been improved and operation is more efficient. It now also supports larger files as well as special characters in file names.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

The Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 offers a redesigned user interface, clearly divided into Newsfeed, OneDrive and websites.

 

Document management now takes place centrally, so that you have access to your data anytime and from anywhere. Files can be easily moved between different locations using the File Explorer, for instance.

What’s more, you can now share documents or websites more easily, and you will always be kept up-to-date regarding changes through Newsfeed.

You can buy SharePoint Server 2013 in our online store.

Microsoft SharePoint Server User CAL 2013

The SharePoint User CAL 2013 enables the use of the SharePoint server’s main features, such as people search or visual previews, and also serves as a collaboration platform for communities.

 

Contrary to device CALs (device licenses), MS SharePoint Server User CAL 2013 provides an user with access to SharePoint Server.

You can buy SharePoint Server User CAL 2013 in our online store.

Microsoft Share Point Server 2010

This business software simplifies your business processes, drives down costs, and means you can react to business developments faster. SharePoint Server 2010 facilitates your project team's collaboration within the company. You'll save costs directly by replacing current, complex systems with simpler structures. Your IT department will thank you for it.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 wins across the board - Nets:

  • More effective on the intranet: Invoice auditing and Enterprise 2.0 now even easier
  • Faster on the extranet: Improve connectivity with your suppliers, partners, and customers
  • More range on the Internet: Increase the amount of time visitors spend on your website to increase revenue. Use Microsoft SharePoint Server for Internet Sites and the Microsoft FAST Search Server for Internet Sites.

Sharepoint Server 2010 is no longer available in our online store, though can get Sharepoint Server 2016 here.

Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server 2003. Clients Access Licenses (CAL)

The Microsoft® Office Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 is a sensible product for the build-up of Intranet portals and therefore for corporate access of centrally filed documents which were made available by other applications (ERP or CRM). It provides a central collection of company news and comfortable search functions.

The Microsoft® Office Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 herewith makes an important contribution to internal knowledge management. But an individual server license is insufficient for corporate implementation of Microsoft® Office Sharepoint Servers as well as for comparable products. Microsoft® provides so-called Clients Access Licenses (CAL) for that purpose which can be purchased within the scope of license programs in different quantities.

 

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Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 is no longer available in our online store, though can get Sharepoint  Server 2016 here.

Sharepoint Portal Server 2003

The Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 in general is a platform for the support of corporate communications and especially serves the build-up of internet portals. The major purpose of the server is the fast and efficient interlinking of information, staff and teams. A broad exchange of information of certain people, teams, departments and other user groups now becomes possible via a central point in the company without problems. Coordinated scheduling, corporate coordination of tasks and individual possibilities of customization can be realized with the sharepoint portal server.

The Microsoft® Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 can be configured as a webserver or as a domain independent server which leads to authentication mechanisms.

Additionally to the free-of-charge sharepoint portal services the server offers extended functionality. Individual sharepoint websites, for example of project teams or departments can come together here in a corporate intranet portal. A global whole text search function, which enables a comfortable recourse to all filed data, has been integrated. Organisation and administration tools enable the availability of team specific website contents for the entire organisation.

Apart from that the enterprise application integration enables the connection of different types of applications which are applied in the company or externally. For these purposes databases can be connected or information of goods trade systems or other business intelligence systems can be made available via the Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 for other user groups.

 

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Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 is no longer available in our online store, though can get Sharepoint  Server 2016 here.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Device CAL 2013

The SharePoint Device CAL 2013 enables the use of the SharePoint server’s main features, such as people search or visual previews, and also serves as a collaboration platform for communities.

 

Contrary to user CALs (user licenses), MS SharePoint Server Device CAL 2013 provides a device with access to SharePoint Server. This solution is ideal for multiple users looking to access the same device.

You can buy SharePoint Server Device CAL 2013 in our online store.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services User CAL 2016 Volume License

MS Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) are great for centrally managing the desktop infrastructures at your company. With RDS, you can link employees at remote locations to your network just as easily as using a virtual desktop infrastructure for virtualizing processes. Save time and provide relief to your IT experts with centrally controlled desktop solutions.

 

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) offer an extensive range of Features:

  • RD Web Access standardization
  • With RemoteApp authorization and filters, you can define which applications users will see
  • Bitmap acceleration for 3D applications and other media, such as Silverlight and Flash
  • Improved management of Remote Desktop Session host servers, including App-V for RDS
  • Scalable, uniform connection brokers for both session desktops and VDI desktops

User CAL:

With a user CAL, you acquire a CAL for one user, who can then access the server software to use its services. The user CAL is completely independent from the device being used for access. You get Microsoft Remote Desktop Services User CAL 2016 in the online store of usedSoft.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Device CAL 2016 Volume License

MS Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) are great for centrally managing the desktop infrastructures at your company. 

With RDS, you can link employees at remote locations to your network just as easily as using a virtual desktop infrastructure for virtualizing processes. Save time and provide relief to your IT experts with centrally controlled desktop solutions.

Device CAL:

The license is linked to the respective device. You'll need a license for each device on which the software is going to be used. However, the number of users who use the device is irrelevant. You get this product Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Device CAL 2016 in the online store of usedSoft.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2012

MS Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) are great for centrally managing the desktop infrastructures at your company. With RDS, you can link employees at remote locations to your network just as easily as using a virtual desktop infrastructure for virtualizing processes. Save time and provide relief to your IT experts with centrally controlled desktop solutions.

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) offer an extensive range of

Features:

  • RD Web Access standardization

  • With RemoteApp authorization and filters, you can define which applications users will see

  • Bitmap acceleration for 3D applications and other media, such as Silverlight and Flash

  • Improved management of Remote Desktop Session host servers, including App-V for RDS

  • Scalable, uniform connection brokers for both session desktops and VDI desktops

User CAL:

With a user CAL, you acquire a CAL for one user, who can then access the server software to use its services. The user CAL is completely independent from the device being used for access.

User CALS and Device CALS for Remote Desktop Services 2012 are available in our online store. Please click here!

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2012 User CALS

User CAL:

With a user CAL for MS Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS), you buy a CAL for one user, who can then use the server software and its services. The user CAL is independent from the device being used for access.

MS Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) are excellent for centrally managing the desktop infrastructures at your company. With RDS, you can link employees at remote locations to your network just as easily as using a virtual desktop infrastructure for virtualizing processes. Save time and provide relief to your IT experts with centrally controlled desktop solutions.

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) offer an extensive range of features, as RD Web Access standardization,  RemoteApp authorization and filters, Bitmap acceleration for 3D applications and other media, improved management of Remote Desktop Session host servers and scalable, uniform connection brokers for both session desktops and VDI desktops.

You get User CALS for Remote Desktop Services 2012 in our online store. Please click here! 

 

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 2012 Device CALS

Device CAL:
The license is linked to the respective device. You'll need a license for each device on which the software is going to be used. However, the number of users who use the device is irrelevant

MS Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) offer a great value for centrally managing the desktop infrastructures at companies. With Windows Remote Desktop Services, you can link employees at remote locations to your network. This is easy like using a virtual desktop infrastructure for virtualizing processes. Companies can save time and provide relief to your IT experts with centrally controlled desktop solutions.

RDS offer a wide range of features.

Device CALS for Remote Desktop Services 2012 can be bought in our online store. Please click here! 

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Microsoft Remote Desktop Services R2 2008

MS Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) are great for centrally managing the desktop infrastructures at your company. With RDS, you can link employees at remote locations to your network just as easily as using a virtual desktop infrastructure for virtualizing processes. Save time and provide relief to your IT experts with centrally controlled desktop solutions.

Remote Desktop Services (RDS) offer an extensive range of features:

  • RD Web Access standardization
  • With RemoteApp authorization and filters, you can define which applications users will see
  • Bitmap acceleration for 3D applications and other media, such as Silverlight and Flash
  • Improved management of Remote Desktop Session host servers, including App-V for RDS
  • Scalable, uniform connection brokers for both session desktops and VDI desktops

User CAL:

With a user CAL, you acquire a CAL for one user, who can then access the server software to use its services. The user CAL is completely independent from the device being used for access

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services R2 2008 User CALS

User CAL:

With a user CAL for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services R2 2008, you get a license for one user, who gets access to the server software to use its services. This kind of CAL, the user CAL is not tied to a specific device being used for access.

RDS are great for a central management of desktop infrastructures in a company. With these CALs for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services R2 2008, you can link employees at remote locations to your network just as easily as using a virtual desktop infrastructure for virtualizing processes.

Companies can save time and help their IT professionals  with centrally controlled desktop solutions.
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services R2 2008 CAL offer a wide range of  features (RD Web Access standardization, RemoteApp authorization, Bitmap acceleration, scalable, uniform connection) .

User CALS for Remote Desktop Services R2 2008 can be bought in our online store. Please click here! 

 

 

 

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services R2 2008 Device CALS

Device CAL:

With a Remote Desktop Services R2 2008 Device CAL, you get one CAL for one device. This device grants access to the server software to use its services, independently from the user who is accessing the device.

Remote Desktop Services R2 2008 Device CAL are great for a central management of desktop infrastructures in a company. With these RDS-CALs you can link employees at remote locations to your network just as easily as using a virtual desktop infrastructure for virtualizing processes.

Companies can save time and help their IT professionals  with centrally controlled desktop solutions.

RDS  R2 2008 offer a wide range of  features .

Device CALS for Remote Desktop Services R2 2008 can be bought in our online store. Please click here! 

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Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 Volume licence

As a communication server, Skype for Business Server 2015 – the successor to Lync 2013 – offers the integration of communication technologies on a single platform together with its convincing combination of a user-friendly interface and standardised Design.

 

With Skype for Business 2015, you receive an interface for a wide range of functionalities, such as instant messaging, conference and presence services as well as VoIP functions. Other applications, such as MS Office, Exchange or SharePoint can also be integrated.

You get Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 in the online store of usedSoft .

Microsoft Skype for Business Server Device CAL 2015 Enterprise

The Skype for Business Device CAL 2015 Enterprise is suitable for moderation such as creation of audio, video and web conferencing, which can be carried out together with other external or internal users. 

The Skype for Business Device CAL 2015 Enterprise also requires a standard CAL. This can be found here:

Microsoft Skype for Business CAL 2015 Server Standard

You will receive the Skype for Business Device CAL 2015 Enterprise in our shop.

 

Microsoft Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 

Windows 10 features fast start-ups and comprehensive, integrated security functions, which effectively protect your system against malware.

 

Even better than its previous versions, Windows 10 supports multitasking by, say, creating virtual desktops to make it even easier for you to quickly access those elements that are important for you. This way, notifications and settings can also be collected and viewed on a single screen. In addition, you can easily and quickly resort to the familiar start menu.

Moreover, Windows 10 provides the new Microsoft Edge browser as well as an extensive list of apps to facilitate the organisation of your daily life. With Hyper-V, you can set up several virtual computers, thus providing you with various operating systems on your PC.

The Cortana digital assistant helps you to accomplish tasks and answer all your questions. It constantly learns more about your user behaviour, while also remembering important appointments if required.

You can buy Windows 10 Pro as ann upgrade license here. requires a qualifying operating system, such as Windows XP/7/8/8.1 Pro.

Licences, law and relevant terms

Copyrights

The Copyrights for computer programs as well as for audio and video productions, which come on the market in form of CDs and DVDs, have become a topic for journalistic and public discussions during recent years. In this connection not only the production of reproductions for commercial purposes which are wrongly marked as pirate copies has been criticized by interested parties. The reliability of private copies for private purposes has also been attacked, although the legislation still is to be understood in terms of tolerated five to seven private copies.

Meanwhile a circumvention of a technically effective copy prohibit for the protection of private copy rights is no longer legal.

With regard to the copyrights and the protection problems of computer programs the danger of underlicensing in case of corporate use of software is high. A positive side effect of the trade with used software with usedSoft is that apart from the favourable purchase conditions, eventual licensing loopholes i.e. niches of illegal use of software can be avoided.

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Exhaustion of Copyrights

The exhaustion of copyrights relates to one special case within the general legal problems of an exhaustion of copyrights as such. Besides the copyright, also commercial protective rights such as patent rights or brand rights can be affected by the exhaustion.

The exhaustion of copyrights as of other commercial rights can be seen in different spatial zones. Consequently a national, regional but also international exhaustion of copyrights can be considered.A special exhaustion principle has been legally codified for the type of software in §69 No. 3 German Copyright Act (UrhG). The Federal Supreme Court of Justice has stated in its verdict against Microsoft® in 2000 that in case of an exhaustion of rights, the owner of the copyrights cannot basically ignore the continuing bringing-in-transit of his products by opposing license regulations when these products, which originally were brought into transit with his consent, are sold by third parties.

At present, after the verdict of the Higher Regional Court Munich on 3. August 2006 and the still outstanding main-issue proceedings about used software, it has to be observed whether the exhaustion of copyrights in future only concerns used software which was delivered together with data carriers or whether also the licenses are concerned where only a download of software had to be carried out.

 

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Exhaustion Rule

The term Exhaustion Rule originates from the copyright i.e. licence right and states that at the very moment of the initial sale of a program copy of a software the distribution right of the copyright is exhausted. The exhaustion rule for computer software has been legally stipulated in § b69 c No. 3 Sentence 2 UrhG. The exhaustion rule is inevitable.

In this respect the Higher Regional Court Munich has rejected the claim of a software manufacturer by its final verdict of 12.02.1998, who opposed that a distribution partner resold an update-version of a software computer product for a much higher price than the full version, what b.t.w. technically seen was the case anyway.

The Higher Regional Court Munich - the motion of the plaintiff to issue a temporary order had already been dismissed by the district court - referred to the exhaustion rule of § 69 c No. 3 S.2 UrhG, where the right of distribution of the owner of the rights is exhausted if the to be duplicated version of a computer program has been put into transit, respectively been sold the first time. Already at the moment of the initial sale the exhaustion rule is applicable.

Two years later the lawfulness of the resale of OEM software was clarified unambiguously by the German Civil Code ( BGH) verdict concerning exhaustion rules. The BGH has explicitly made clear that the software manufacturers cannot effectively exclude the resale of software by licence conditions if the exhaustion rule is applicable.

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Freedom of Disposal via Ownership

The freedom of disposal via ownership marks a principally unlimited property right of the owner which includes disposal as well as exploitation rights. The extensive rights have been manifested in the Civil Book of Law (§§903ffBGB).

Even considering the fact that the execution of these rights can be limited by laws or the rights of third parties, as pointed out in § 908, it is incomprehensible that the owner of a software should not have the freedom of disposal via his ownership after having purchased the item price. This would in actual fact almost be an expropriation as customers commented to the usedSoft General Manager, Peter Schneider, with reference to the Oracle verdict at the District Court München I. The characteristic transfer of ownership of a sales contract would therefore not actually take place.

 

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IT-Cost Reduction

All companies are forced to reduce costs to cope with local, regional, national and often even global competition under consideration of prevailing conditions. Medium-sized as well as large companies are focused on the costs involved with well- functioning, modern as well as efficient IT-infrastructure. All companies have to save funds in this field for a solid IT Cost Reduction.

With reference to an IT cost analysis on the one hand one cannot overlook that all companies are confronted with increasing demands concerning reliable systems and applications in the field of business intelligence, project and quality management, personnel and goods trade (ERP, SCM etc.). There is always a new need for investment also for basic functions such as database administration and analysis, web connection and wireless access plus the necessary secure networks solutions involved. These facts initially limit the target of cost savings.

On the other hand it sometimes is not really necessary to fall back on the latest software versions in all IT areas, if the added value of the update seems to be negligible, i.e. too low in comparison with the resulting additional costs for the company in question. This can consequently result in considerable saving potentials regarding the introduction and the software upgrade as well as in an increase of the total amount of clients.

Costs cannot only be reduced by going back to previous versions but also by the fact that software licenses, which are no longer needed by other companies based on structural changes, bankruptcies or other reasons can be purchased at a lower price.

In this kind of situation the professional experience of usedSoft, which has established itself as a trader of used software and focuses on companies which intend to sell licences but also on companies which want to keep their IT-cost low by buying reasonably priced used software when they are planning to expand or to introduce new items can be of great benefit.

 

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Licence Sale

UsedSoft became well-known by licence purchases and licence sales in the field of software trade with companies.

The business model of licence sale is based on the copyright exhaustion rule. When a producer offers software on the market for sale for the first time, his rights of reuse and resale of the software are exhausted. This fundamental connection has been reinforced and emphasized by a much observed verdict of the Federal Supreme Court of Justice of the year 2000.

UsedSoft can buy relevant licence contingent for medium-sized and large companies and offer these for sale.

For the realization of serious licence sales of software a documentation which is in accordance with the regulation of the licence chain has to be provided to guarantee a disassociation of grey and black markets. UsedSoft provides these legal securities by a notary testimonial.

 

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Licence Rights

The licence rights which are strongly connected with the copyrights but also with the brand and patent rights focus on contractual possibilities of user authorization. These user rights refer to (amongst others protected by the law of copyright) spiritual property, commercial protection rights such as patent or brand, utility and taste models.

User rights can be specified in contracts for work and services, purchase contracts and rental agreements. Also individual own licence agreements and general terms and conditions (AGBs) belong to the licence rights in this particular context. Fixed time periods, spatial limitations, exclusive licencing, which are part of the transfer, always have to make clear that restrictions by the patent law and cartel law are possible.

One passage of the copyright law (§§69c) concerning software is of special interest for the development of licence rights law. It says:  If a computer program has been brought into traffic by an initial sale (not rental) with the consent of the proprietor within the European Union, the distribution right expires concerning the duplicated item, exempt the right of rental. The vendor is no longer entitled to oppose its resale.

 

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Licence Costs

Licence costs for a product are always subject to a licence agreement. They can totally be omitted such as in the case of open source products. If costs arise for one (or several) licenses, the amounts will naturally vary per license, as the conditions become more favourable for the realisation of a licence programs of the manufacturers or for bulk buying of used individual licences of a dealer. It is also decided individually for each case if the fee is due as a unique payment, in instalments or repeatedly after a certain period of time.

Licence costs can be reduced considerately. Relevant savings can be achieved especially with the purchase of used software by companies of all sizes. These generally amount to 25 % in comparison with new licences. UsedSoft as a dealer of used software licenses ensures that sellers as well as buyers can realize considerable saving potentials in a legally secure way.

 

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Licence Purchase

UsedSoft sells and buys software licences and acts as a link between companies which offer or require these licences and consequently want to make a licence purchase.

The license sale, which is organised by usedSoft enables companies to sell not used products or products which have become obsolete based on newly acquired competing ones or licences which can no longer be used because of bankruptcies so that they are able to activate passive capital. The companies in their capacity as vendors have transferred their licence rights to the dealer - in this case to usedSoft. As a next step we can meet present as well as future demands by our licence purchases.

UsedSoft also operates as a seller and has been successfully providing reasonably priced "used" software licenses for medium-sized and large companies which guarantee by notarial testimonials the necessary legal security to the purchasing companies. Consequently licence purchases and licence sales are bundled in a competent manner and in one source at usedSoft - which has already been of interest for over 200 customers in the medium-sized company segment as well as for major large customers.

 

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Licence

The term licence originates from Latin (licere=allow,permit) and signifies the issue of a permit, without which there would be no right of distribution or use of a certain immaterial objects such as a right originating from the copyright, a picture or a software.

Licenses can have several specifications.

Examples for subjects of licence contracts are brands, patents, design patents and utility model (commercial protection rights).

Their use can for example include a time limit so that a new licence fee would be due after the expiry date. Licenses can of course also be limited to a person; as a rule the personal license is a simple license, which means that the licensee does not purchase any exclusive license rights but acquires them as hundreds, thousands or even millions of other users. In contrast it is of course also possible to hand out or obtain an exclusive licence. This can be very interesting for the sales and distribution in case it is intended to promote or sell a product or service via just one strong partner outside the borders of the country. As the example mentioned before makes quite clear, it is also possible to spatially limit the validity of a licence.

In the book trade licence sales play a differently important role in certain language areas, depending on the individual publishing policy but they are also subject to the grant of a license.

Also state-run or public bodies (e.g. regional media authorities or special government associations) can grant licences, e.g. for pilots i.e. flight licences, radio and driving licences, licences for the broadcasting of radio and/or TV-broadcasts or currently also the operation of mobile radio facilities.

Besides the licence for sales and distribution of a product a licence can also be granted for a production of a product.

When a license is purchased a unique licence fee is due and in case of a rental repeated licence fees have to be charged. These fees can be set off against tax by the companies.

 

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OEM-Software

An OEM software version, which is sold together with the hardware (like in a new PC) cannot be limited to a certain distribution channel for the buyer. The buyer can resell the software by means of another distribution channel, as every buyer is entitled to the resale of a product which was once bought (in Germany and European Union) with the agreement of the originator based on the exhaustion principle, i.e. the right of sale of the producer is exhausted after the initial market placement.

This has been decided by the Federal Supreme Court of Justice (BGH) by its verdict of 6. July 2000 concerning the passing on of OEM-software, opposing the lawsuit of the software producer Microsoft®.

Whoever has once purchased the original software together with the hardware as an OEM version is free to resell it. He can thereby unbundle the package of hardware and software when selling it. There is only a possibility of additional individual restricting contractual agreements between buyer and producer.

The producer can therefore only once profit from the sale of his products. This verdict does not only refer to OEM software products, but even more to the trade with used software licenses, which were not limited to the sale of hardware.

Trials of software producers to limit the trade with used software licenses by certain contractual stipulations are therefore generally invalid, not only for OEM products.

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Open Source Software Licences

Especially in the software area there is a special type of license besides the usual purchasable licenses (new and used software) which enables a comprehensive and almost completely free-of-charge use of the respective software or even the source codes. The areas of application, for which open source software is meanwhile available, are very broad and involve operating systems via office applications and e-mail programs as well as web-based content-management-systems.

These so-called Open Source Software Licenses are extremely popular with developers, programmers, web designers and administrators. Nevertheless it has to be observed that open source licenses are subject to different far reaching rights.

The GPL demands that the program has to include a comprehensible source code when passed on apart from the in technical terms called binary and that changed versions also have to be in accordance with the GPL agreement, if one does not want to risk losing the product rights.

 

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Operating System

NOTE : Operating Systems by Microsoft are currently not available in the store of usedSoft

An operating system (OS) is the indispensable technical underpinning of each individual application, no matter whether it is a statistics program, database software or data processing program.

All individual applications are based on the operating system. The operating system is a control program and takes over basic functions without which regular work with the PC would not be possible, e.g.

  • start and finish of the operating system itself
  • management of input, saving and output of data via the screen, printer
  • kernel-functions for the management of hardware
  • start, management, stopping and finishing of processes and applications
  • user guidance for graphic interfaces
  • administration of user specific rights

The operating systems Windows, Unix and diverse Linux-derivates (SuSE, Redhat etc.) MacOS, Novell-Netware, OS/2 and in the distant past OS. or MS-OS, have established themselves as the most important ones. The operating systems originally mostly dependent on command input on command line level can in the meantime be controlled by graphic interfaces.

 

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Pirate Copy

The not allowed and therefore prohibited as well as infringing the copyright or individual license agreements copy of a computer program, a data CD, Audio CD or DVD is colloquially called pirate copy.

The expression which implicates physical violence as well as the theft of an object is misleading and is of no relevance to copyrights. It makes no sense to go on talking about violations against copyrights in these cases. 

It is explicitly permitted, fundamentally or under special conditions, to make copies of certain types of software licenses, such as of Shareware, Freeware, and Software, which is subject to GNU-license.

Security copies of commercial programs bearing a charge are always admissible to guarantee that the functionality of the program is always available, i.e. can be retrieved at any time. Nevertheless, the parallel use of a program which has only been paid for once on two servers is not permitted and could therefore be understood as the production of a "pirate copy".

No longer permitted is the avoidance of an existing effective copy protection for commercial or private use which is therefore liable to prosecution. §§ 95a ff.UrhG decribes "the protection of technical measures" in detail. In accordance with § 95a Abs. 1 UrhG technical measures may not be avoided without prior agreement of the holder of the right.

 

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Principle of Territoriality

The principle of territoriality is an internationally valid principle of law which is anchored in civil right as well as in criminal law, according to which all persons and companies, independent of their nationalities, i.e. origin are subject to the legal system of the state, on whose territory they actually stay or operate a business.

With reference to the copyright this in fact means that copyright demands can only individually be protected in the country, in which respective rights have been registered e.g. by the software producer or where these rights exist anyway.

Within the European Union one can start out from the fact that a unique legal situation has been established as the German copyright regulations concerning computer programs are based on the European guideline 91/250/EWG about the copyrights of computer programs. Within the EU the distribution right of the producer is exhausted the very moment the computer program has been put up for sale on the territory of the European Union with the consent of the owner of the rights.

 

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Registration Liability of Software Purchases

Buyers of software are usually asked via postcards, online-forms or e-mail-follow-ups to register their purchased product at the producer. Very often the reasons for this are supposed to be the resulting or improved support possibilities and eventual update options. The private data involved in this process in connection with product specific data is not in the interest of all buyers.

Liabilities of registration cannot lead to a limitation of the legal exhaustion effect. Therefore, the resale of software cannot be restricted because of a contractually effective duty of registration. A right of veto in favour of the producer in case of a resale of software is basically ineffective.

Accordingly the Regional Court Munich has passed an interesting judgement on 04.04.2000.

 

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Resale Prohibition

Basic questions regarding the freedom and rights of buyers in Germany are hidden behind the unwieldy expression resale prohibition, especially in the field of software purchase.

The question what a buyer of software may or may not do has been a topic of concern for consumers, producers, traders and naturally also lawyers for several years now. As a rule the copyright (UrhG) §§ 69d, 69e, 69g, paragraph 2 regulates certain liberties of the lawful user of a computer program. No deviations of the stipulated regulations by utilization conditions or EULA (End User License Agrrement) to encumber the users are possible. The production of a safety copy, therefore, cannot be refused by a prohibition in the utilization conditions.

Added to that, according to the prevailing juridical views, utilization conditions are basically invalid if they indicate that the buyer will not be entitled to resell the mentioned software. Such activities are blocked by certain conditions of the copyright which state that material - such as CD-ROM - may be resold by the buyer after it has initially been put into circulation. The right of the originator on the special "Werkträger" has been exhausted with the initial circulation. Exhaustion Principle. Respectively any opposing regulations of the utilization conditions or General Terms and Conditions of Cooperation Partners (AGBs) are invalid under consideration of this indispensable law.

 

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Return On Investment (ROI)

Companies which are operating under success pressure try to achieve a high return on investment (ROI) in many company divisions. If companies want to achieve a reasonable profitability estimate, especially when focused on their IT-costs, it will be worthwhile to consider a fall back on a licence contingent in used software in areas in which purchases of new software cannot be avoided but a lean version of a software would be sufficient.

As in Germany and in the European Union a software which once has been made available on a data carrier and offered for sale is considered a to be purchased property based on the Exhaustion Rule of the Copyright, companies can resell the licenses which are no longer needed. Companies which want to considerably improve their ROI by clever investments in their IT-structure profit from this.

Your reliable partner for a legally secure handling of these ROI increasing measures is usedSoft, which has been coordinating the needs of providers and interested parties in the field of used software for many years.

We are in contact with companies which want to sell licenses as well as with companies which intend to increase their profitability by the purchase of used software.

 

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Server-Software

Server Software is usually implemented in companies to administer and secure data and applications more efficiently for all connected computers. Also individual workplace computers as such can be managed and coordinated much easier by server software. Individual users can be granted application and user specific rights. Server software can make sense for different types of servers, i.e. for classic company servers as well as for database servers and webservers.

The central monitoring of applications and the increase of efficiency belongs to the functional core segment of server software, i.e. in the field of enterprise content management. As a rule databases can be involved much more practical on server level than as an application on user level.

Server software which simplifies a common use of data of the users or the fast replication of data also belongs to the successful developments in this field.

 

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Software Update

Software updates can be tricky. Many standard as well as individual software products experience temporary improvements, modifications, patches and similar changes before they are integrated into a new version in a compact way. In most cases a separate update is required for technical reasons to make it possible that all features can be used in the new version. This software update can but must not be free-of-charge. The upgraded version is operational after the download of the updates. The update file(s) as such are sometimes no longer sufficient for a successful start of the applications.

When looking at used software, which can above all be found in the internet under sometimes dubious conditions, you should consider one aspect: seemingly reasonably priced used software licenses are often are exclusive and, therefore, non-usable software licences of former program versions.

 

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Software Volume Contract

The completion of a software volume contract is part of everyday commercial and legal working life of software producers or traders on the one hand and medium-sized or large companies on the other hand.

Without question, a major part of the software business is made in the b-2-b area by sales of large quantities by large volume contracts, which consequently result in high discounts.

The resale of no longer required used software licensing brings up the following question whether also individual licences from the package can be resold or whether also volume contracts with a smaller quantity of licences can be newly completed.

According to the opinion of the copyright experts and of course also usedSoft it is permitted that also partial stock of licences can be resold, even also an individual licence because also in cases of volume licence contracts individual items can be resold, which are no longer subject to the right of distribution of the trader as it is exhausted. The sale of several volume licenses by means of a volume contract is rather more to be seen as a special discount of the producer, which is solely intended to secure a further distribution channel. In this way also this could result in new volume contracts with changed licence quantities.

 

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SQL (Structured Query Language)

One of the presumably most important computer language (database languages), SQL (Structured Query Language), which has been especially developed for the work with so-called relational databases. SQL also contains a central element such as the database query language which is applied in everyday business.

SQL has been developed, still as SEQUEL, by IBM® in the seventies and meanwhile exists in many versions. SQL 92 has established itself as a widely spread standard. SQL includes definition instructions of relational data structures for attaching, processing and deleting data records as well as for data retrieval.

SQL is implemented in many modern database systems, such as in products of the producers Microsoft®, Orcale or Sybase and has also been included in the classic object relational database management system Postgres-SQL.

 

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Used Software Licences

The discussion about the trade and the sale of used software licences is going to develop into an economic leading debate within the forthcoming years. 

By means of the verdict of the Federal Court of Justice Munich of 3. August 2006 it has been temporarily stated that in case of software only exclusively or mainly being available via downloads (as in the case of the software producer Oracle) the exhaustion rule is not applicable i.e. in this case overstretched. On the other hand there are no real hints about an interpretation, which clearly define a fundamental prohibition of the trade with used software licences.

Clients of the company usedSoft as well as well-known buyers of renowned industrial companies have repeatedly made clear how important an insisting strengthening of the freedom of availability about their property is to them. Some people also believe that an enforced legal strengthening of the trade with used software license is a long overdue correction possibility for exorbitant software prices during the last decades.

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