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 18.104.22.168 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 […]
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 22.214.171.124 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.