Today we are announcing the upcoming update of the maintenance renewal policy for VisualSVN Server Enterprise Edition licenses. Starting from August 1, 2017, to qualify for the 50% discounted renewal pricing, the maintenance must be renewed no later than 90 days after its expiration.
The current renewal policy allows Enterprise Edition users to renew the maintenance regardless of how long ago it expired. However, since a maintenance renewal always commences from the end of the previous maintenance period, this often leads to the following misunderstanding. The renewed maintenance may expire earlier than expected by the users if they renew a long time expired license. For more details, please read the description of the VisualSVN Server Maintenance.
Beginning on August 1, 2017, to qualify for the 50% discounted renewal pricing the maintenance must be renewed no later than 90 days after its expiration. If your maintenance expired more than 90 days ago, maintenance renewal would not be available and you would be required to purchase a new license in order to get access to newer versions of VisualSVN Server.
The updated maintenance renewal policy helps to avoid confusion for users who do not renew the maintenance on a regular basis. At the same time, the 90 day grace period allows you to renew the maintenance with discounted price without haste.
What is the VisualSVN Server maintenance?
All VisualSVN Server Enterprise Edition licenses include at least 12 months of software maintenance. Active maintenance gives you free access to all newer VisualSVN Server versions, including bug fix and security releases. When the maintenance period ends, all enterprise-grade VisualSVN Server features continue to work properly but updates to newer versions become unavailable.
For more details, please read the description of the VisualSVN Server Maintenance.
What should be the next action?
The change in maintenance renewal policy does not affect users who renew their VisualSVN Server Enterprise Edition licenses on a regular basis. However, if your maintenance subscription expired more than 60 days ago, we would advise you to renew it without any further delay.
To renew the maintenance for your VisualSVN Server Enterprise Edition license, please go to the VisualSVN Server purchase page.