MCMS Standard Edition


Microsoft recently announced the release of MCMS Standard Edition targeted to release
by end of calendar year. At US $6,999 per proc, the Standard Edition of MCMS is great
for medium businesses who want content management in their organizations but don’t
need the scalability of the Enterprise Edition version. This doesn’t include any discounting
either.

From a technical standpoint, it’s identical to EE except with a few restrictions:

1. Only 15 total users across all MCMS groups except subscriber groups

2. 1 processor affinity – you can install SE on a multi-proc box but it will only
bind to one proc.

3. No load balancing when serving up your content to subscribers.

4. No Site Stager support – you can’t stage your site

5. No host header support

Besides the above restrictions, same development and deployment story. Also, there
is a smooth upgrade path from SE to EE. 🙂

Comments (3)

  1. Roger Wilson says:

    I have a couple of questions regarding SE.

    Doese CMS only allow 15 users to be added to rights groups (authors, editors, moderators) or does SE only allow 15 users to be signed in at one time?

    Is it still possible to add AD Groups to CMS rights groups? If so, how does the 15 total user limit apply?

    If you have 2 processor box and 2 SE licenses, will SE utilize both processors?

    Where and when can a small business find the SE editiion? We are an Open License customer, however, our vendors insist that CMS does NOT have a SE verion.

  2. Angus logan says:

    I just tried to add an AD group to a Rights Group I created under subscribers.

    I got an error message saying ‘the operation could not be completed because it would put the server in violation of the standard edition license restrictions’…

    I thought that there wasn’t a user limit for standard edition Subscribers… only users in ‘editing’ roles…

  3. Arpan Shah says:

    You are correct. There is no limit for subscribers in SE. Double check that you are not trying to add groups for any other role.