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pendean
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Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

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06-19-2012 10:30 AM

Anyone else get this email? Looks like 2007-2008-2009 are back on the eligible-upgrade list, and pricing for everyone upgrading through R2012 (outside subscription) is going to get only a 30% discount.

 

Subscription now looks to be real cheap... .

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TravisNave
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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-19-2012 01:30 PM in reply to: pendean

I think they're really pushing Subscription.  I wouldn't be surprised if it were a requirement pretty soon. 

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pendean
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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-19-2012 01:48 PM in reply to: TravisNave

Kind of like Revit and Inventor have been, as well as many of their competitors out there.

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TravisNave
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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-19-2012 01:54 PM in reply to: pendean

With Internet sales, forced Subscription, and now surveying us to see if we're interested in cloud services, it makes me wonder if the writing is on the wall for the VARs?  I forsee the very real possibility of AutoCAD being a cloud application down the road. 

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DarrenP
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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-19-2012 02:30 PM in reply to: TravisNave

sorta already is with autocadws

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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-19-2012 02:33 PM in reply to: DarrenP

Right on.  Kind of like a test market for the rest of the product line...

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DarrenP
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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-19-2012 02:38 PM in reply to: TravisNave

i remember autodesk tried this with other autodesk 2010 products 

it was a labs technology preview called Project Twitch

i believe it was with Inventor, Autocad, Revit Architecture, Maya

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DarrenP
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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-19-2012 02:48 PM in reply to: DarrenP

the reason they are pushing subscription is for their cloud services

they are continuing to add more services ike this BIM 360

maybe in the future one of the services would using their products on the cloud

you already sort of get that if you have a citrix enviroment

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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-19-2012 07:28 PM in reply to: DarrenP

LT 2013 trial is on the cloud, well Citrix anyway, try it and see the future today.

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DarrenP
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Re: Important Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

06-20-2012 05:24 AM in reply to: pendean

it looks like you have to be a certain distance away from the data center to use it

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