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Feature Packs Activation in V11

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  • #31
    Re: Feature Packs Activation in V11

    Betty ,

    Did you purchase the subscription? Just want to know what your situation is before attempt the Pre-release/Add-on question.
    Bill Griffin
    Parkell, Inc


    • #32
      Re: Feature Packs Activation in V11

      I did. And I was happy with Steve's answer. But have at it ..


      • #33
        Re: Feature Packs Activation in V11

        Well if you never used any of the feature packs, you received nothing for the money, other than being 1500.00 lighter in your bank account. If you used them, you probably saved an awful lot of time by having them in your bag of tricks. Perceived value is a funny thing. Early adopters always pay more, but get more use than late adopters. I think the subscription is fantastic value, (Developer, Runtime, WAS + all V11 FPS), others may not think this is worth the money, but having many choices is great.
        Bill Griffin
        Parkell, Inc


        • #34
          Re: Feature Packs Activation in V11

          Cut and paste from

          Here's what you get:
          The entire suite of Alpha Five v10.5 products including the 14 feature packs, books, and videos ($1499 value)

          Then when released:

          Alpha Five v11 Developer
          Alpha Five v11 Unlimited Runtime
          Alpha Five v11 Application Server

          Plus you also get the following included in your subscription at no charge:
          (The prices shown below are the prices you will pay for these items if you are not on the subscription plan)

          Alpha Five IIS Server ($899)
          Calendar Component ($799)
          Google Map Component ($199)
          Video Player Component ($99)
          Image Gallery Component ($99)
          All new Alpha Five v11 Feature Packs released during your subscription period.
          All new Alpha Five v11 books or videos released during your subscription period (published by Alpha Software).


          • #35
            Re: Feature Packs Activation in V11

            Boy did that open a can of worms. I, too, thought the subscription was a great value at the time I purchased it - if not, I would not have made that purchase. And no; Selwyn - I am not jumping to conclusions. Not sure where all that came from; I asked what I thought was a simple question. So with that said; I have other things to do and am done with this thread.