Update (2015-09-01) In K2 version 7.3, we have added additional functionality to better manage some intricacies of how Bentley measures SELECT licensing. For full details, read the technote Managing Bentley SELECT Licensing. Bentley SELECT Licensing is very very close to a Lease License. As explained in a Bentley blog post : To summarize, SELECT usage for an application is calculated by […]
Adobe Creative Cloud uses a Subscription license. Basically, you can use Creative Cloud for as long as you continue to pay for it. You can pay either a month at a time or a year at a time. There is some ambiguity over whether the Creative Cloud license is a Subscription based on Node Lock or […]
Microsoft Office 2013 is strictly a Node Lock License – however, it can be compared to a Lease License. Office 2013 licensing specifically allows a license to be moved from one computer to another every 90 days. As described in a Microsoft blog post : Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer […]
A Lease License is a metric we at Sassafras Software created. It is meant to bridge the gap between the two most common license types, Node Lock and Concurrent Licenses (described in greater depth here), taking the positive aspects of both while eliminating the negative. The idea is that when a client uses a product, […]
Historically, there have been two main types of Software License – Node Lock Licenses and Concurrent Use Licenses. These two license metrics are distinctly different from one another, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. In recent years we have started to see much more variety in how licenses are written. Some of this is […]
An IRS report titled “Desktop and Laptop Software License Management Is Not Being Adequately Performed” has been released. Network World ran an article titled Software piracy discovered at the IRS, and of course it became big news in the Software Asset Management industry. Somehow we always react with outrage every time the government makes any […]
The September 1 image has been released, which includes version 188.8.131.52 of all components. Changes include a KeyAccess change to avoid a rare crash on Mac, a Windows KeyConfigure fix to properly deputize certain MSIs, and a KeyReporter fix to display the correct columns on Mac and Linux. For full details, visit the Component History.
Screencast: presentation by John Tomeny I was recently asked the question “What are the key components of Software Asset Management (“SAM”)?” As I considered this, I realized that I like to start such a discussion by defining the outcomes (or goals) of the SAM effort. In 2008 and again in 2011, the ISO/IEC 19770 International […]
The August 1 image has been released, which includes version 184.108.40.206 of all components. Changes include a KeyServer fix to record all offline usage events as intended, a fix to avoid setting Dormant computers to Dedicated, a KeyAccess fix to avoid improper denials of offline launches in certain cases, support for PRS working behind a […]
The June 21 image has been released, which includes version 220.127.116.11 of KeyAccess, KeyConfigure, and KeyServer. Changes include KeyAccess handling certain KS-aware programs better, fixes for KeyConfigure crashing, and improvements to the Windows KeyServer installer. For full details, visit the Component History.