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  Asked By: Naman    Date: Feb 26    Category: MOSS    Views: 804

I'm confused. My old PC crashed hard and just putting a new one on line and find
that Sharepoint is now a "trial" version from Microsoft. Is this really the
case, or did I somehow just end up at the wrong page?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Aastha Acharya     Answered On: Feb 26

Windows SharePoint Services: Free
Office SharePoint Server: definitely not free
SharePoint Foundation: Free
SharePoint Server 2010: definitely not free
Search Server 2008 Express: free
Search Server 2008: definitely not free

and so on.

Answer #2    Answered By: Glenda Roth     Answered On: Feb 26

The "definitely not free" versions that
lists are also available in a 30 day evaluation version. I suspect
that is what you found as a "Trial" version. It's a full version of
SharePoint, but it will only work for 30 days.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jada Clemons     Answered On: Feb 26

And to add further, MOSS2007 is unusual in that the "trial" download is in fact
exactly the same as the "full" program. You can use the "trial" download and
convert it to a non-expiring installation by entering a valid license key. I
believe the same is true of SP2010. (The initial release of MOSS2007 SP2
accidentally reverted licensed installations back to trial versions!)

And a further clarification, the "free" versions (WSS/SPF) still require a
validly licensed Windows Server platform, so they are really "free extras" not
completely free. For example, if they are exposed to anonymous users over the
Internet, you need the appropriate Internet access license for Windows Server.

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