Yesterday we released a new image (2013-10-28), and with this release, all components of K2 fully support the latest OS versions from Microsoft and Apple. Deploy KeyAccess 22.214.171.124 on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 in order to work around Microsoft’s OS version bug so that 8.1 is reported to KeyAccess instead of 8.0 (see […]
Yesterday, we added new product definitions for three recent OS releases – Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Mac 10.9 (Mavericks). If you have any client computers with Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) installed, you will see the 10.9 OS definition in the Products Window thanks to PRS running overnight. Why don’t I see new […]
In previous versions of Windows, calling the GetVersion(Ex) APIs would return the actual version of the operating system (OS)… This is how Microsoft describes significant changes in how the GetVersion(Ex) APIs work in Windows 8.1. As a result, older KeyAccess clients on Windows 8.1 will be told that the OS is 8.0, and report this […]
The October 28 image has been released, which includes version 126.96.36.199 of KeyAccess and KeyConfigure. Changes include bug fixes and compatibility improvements for Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2, and Mac 10.9 (Mavericks). For full details, visit the Release History.
In today’s world of Software Asset Management, we have long been distracted by managing the Intellectual Property (IP) asset owned by the software publisher rather than managing and optimizing the software license entitlement asset owned by the customer. There is one simple habit practiced by the vast majority of software asset managers today that causes […]
K2 provides all of its software license management options equally to software installed on physical, virtual, or thin client computers. Simply counting the number of physical and virtual computers will tell you how many K2 client licenses are needed to support these computers. But determining the number of K2 licenses needed for thin clients is […]
John Tomeny from Sassafras Software presented a talk today at the IAITAM ACE on the topic of software license optimization and cost reduction. He explained that in today’s world of Software Asset Management, we have long been distracted by managing the Intellectual Property (IP) asset owned by the software publisher rather than managing and optimizing […]
The October 11 image has been released, which includes version 188.8.131.52 of all components. Changes include a Windows KeyAccess change to avoid extraneous logins in rare situations, and various KeyConfigure changes to improve importing of purchase records. For full details, visit the Release History.
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 […]