Software Assurance Explained
wjm at wjm.org
Wed Nov 18 03:15:22 CST 2009
You touched on some points that gave me an opportunity to talk about the
software assurance program, why it is set up the way it is, named the
way it is, etc. So I went for it :)
In the RunRev lexicon, "upgrade" has historically meant moving up an
edition, for example from Studio to Enterprise. Another policy not many
people are aware of is that we have an "upgrade anytime" standing offer,
that you can move up from one edition to another for the difference
between what you paid for your original edition and the retail price of
the new edition. So using "upgrade" in this other sense (which I agree
is more common) might be confusing.
We notify all customers via email as their eligibility for the software
assurance package begins and expires, plus we notify customers whenever
a new version is available, not to mention special offers. All with
direct links to the store. Hopefully people won't have to be hunting for
those links too long.
But I do agree that the new site isn't as easy to navigate as it could
be, and we'll be working on that in the coming weeks.
Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Thanks for the explanation, Bill, but as I wrote in the message you
> quoted I already agree that the pricing is indeed a good value and I
> wouldn't advocate changing it.
> I was just suggesting the word "upgrade" be added to the name of the
> "assurance" pack to help folks find what they're looking for more easily.
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