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The software licensing model offered by Symantec, makers of Backup Exec, has long included several maintenance and support options that customers could choose from. However, in an effort to simplify their licensing model, and improve their interactions with customers, Symantec has begun to consolidate their maintenance packages into a single, 24×7 support offering for all of their software products.
As of July 2, 2012, Symantec has simplified their support offerings by publishing only the Essential Support products to customers and partners, the goal being to reduce the complexity of their licensing program.
With the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012, the licensing model for this software has been changed considerably for the sake of simplicity, as well as accomodation of the various features and price-points of the various editions.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is a cloud ready information platform. With SQL Server 2012, Microsoft continues to offer a variety of licensing options aligned with how customers typically purchase specific workloads. The Server+CAL (client access license) licensing model provides the option to license users or devices and then have low cost access to incremental SQL Server deployments.
The next release of Microsoft’s Office Suite (codenamed “Office 15”), is still early in the development stage, and rumors of an “Office 2015 release date” are merely speculation, but there are solid pieces of information that we’ve come across which are of great benefit. In particular: how participants of Microsoft’s Open Licensing Program can get a free upgrade to Office 15 when it’s released.
Learn about software licensing terms and types through various licensing programs with our comprehensive software licensing guides. Find specific license guides for Microsoft, Adobe, and Symantec Licensing here at SoftwareMedia. Learn about each licensing program’s minimum requirements, maintenance & other options, and examples of how to purchase. And don’t forget about our Price Match Guarantee – if you happen to find a lower price on licensing (good luck), we’ll match it!