Software Maintenance Plan is a subscription service added to your existing DMC license and current SMP, whereas an upgrade license is a one off (allowing you to renew your expired old MP or SMP for 1 year). Software Maintenance is bought on a yearly basis and once bought, customers will be protected for all upgrades on any release, as well as enjoying the priority email support. Upgrade License is for customers who did not subscribe to the software maintenance plan or who let their old MP or SMP expire but want to upgrade their license to the latest release and also enjoy a 1year SMP. The upgrade license price is 50% of the new license price, whereas for Software Maintenance Plan it is as low as 25% of the license price. As a comparison with the old prices: the Enterprise level 1 year renewal is _lowered by 20%_ (saving you nearly 30$) and the Runtime Engine one is at the same price (unchanged since over 18 months). Up to January 15 2012 you will be able to renew (instead of an upgrade) at the new price and to _save_ 50%!
Posted: January 6 2012
From the archives
9/14/2009 12:00:00 AM
Having covered Superfiles in the previous episode, Steve Parker tackles the intricacies of how to set arbitrary names for the tables inside Superfiles.