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Here We Are.! Where to Next?

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  • #16
    Re: Here We Are.! Where to Next?

    Originally posted by martinwcole View Post
    Yes it was V12. I bought a subscription that DID NOT include the WAS - significantly less that the full monty.
    The main thing is that if you want anything contact your salesman[/U].
    Good old times are back!


    • #17
      Re: Here We Are.! Where to Next?

      Originally posted by martinwcole View Post
      You can buy the desktop only and it will include the runtime - contact sales. I know because I bought it that way.
      I think I just bought what you and Vince describe, Just got a call from sales, quick and easy.
      Last edited by Ray in Capetown; 03-25-2014, 12:10 PM.


      • #18
        Re: Here We Are.! Where to Next?

        I stayed with V11.5 for DT. There is nothing new in V12 for DT and that's where I want to be. There is still a big demand for DT apps.


        • #19
          Re: Here We Are.! Where to Next?

          Originally posted by Windstarsoftware View Post
          I stayed with V11.5 for DT. There is nothing new in V12 for DT and that's where I want to be. There is still a big demand for DT apps.
          Yes there is but unfortunately AS does not agree. At this point, there is no way no reason and no purpose for DT only users to migrate to AA. Essentially, V11 is the end of the line for the DT. That said, one can use WCD or the web components on the desktop which is what AS thinks you will do. However, not all components work on the DT and it is mixing oranges and apples. Additionally, in order for an apple to be served up, the orange must first be peeled or the apple cannot be eaten.
          TYVM :) kenn

          Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.


          • #20
            Re: Here We Are.! Where to Next?

            I still deal with users everyday running windows XP and NT. I hear from new clients each week saying they want an app on the DT and not a web based app. My competitor is pushing a web based app it my sale have gone up due to it. As time goes forward more people are wanting to have full control over an app and the feeling of safety in having it on their own computer. There is a big market for web based apps but the DT is far from dead.


            • #21
              Re: Here We Are.! Where to Next?

              You can contact Alpha Customer Service at 781-229-4500 or for any purchasing questions.

              Lenny Forziati
              Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
              Alpha Software Corporation