I usually don’t get into licensing since that always seems to be a “black box” for me.  As soon as I think I understand what is going on with licenses, bundles, programs, etc, I usually get burned.  Always leave it to the licensing professionals. 

With that being said, there is some great news from Microsoft.  The Lync Standard CAL, which was previously part of the ECAL Suite, will now be included in the Core CAL Suite starting August 1, 2011.

Here are the details as well as what that means to the prices:

LyncCal - core

So what do you get with the Standard CAL?

LyncCal - Stand