Important Announcement on Application Pooling and the Bentley Support Policy
two decades of service, SELECTserver will be retired on December 31,
2020 for both hosted and deployed licensing. It has become increasingly
difficult for us to maintain SELECTserver, to ensure its security and
reliability, and to deliver enhancements and capabilities expected for
modern application and cloud-based software.
Once SELECTserver is retired, application pooling will be continued and improved through CONNECT Licensing for all V8i
SS10 or CONNECT Edition applications. CONNECT Licensing is being used
successfully by over 50% of Bentley user organizations to manage their
application licenses, has proven to be robust and reliable, and includes
the enhancements and improvements Bentley users have long requested for
their licensing administration.
If you are using older
applications and wish to avoid reverting to node-locked licenses at the
end of 2020, please begin formulating your plans immediately to move to
SS10 or CONNECT Edition applications and to adopt CONNECT Licensing. We
recognize that an application upgrade will require planning and time,
and therefore we are adjusting our current Support Policy to support and
accommodate your transition.
Our Support Policy, effective today, is revised as follows:
We are making these changes to provide accounts using older V8i versions additional time to plan and implement your migration to either V8i SS10 or the CONNECT Edition, and to help you avoid any disruption to your pooled licensing.
- Expiring Support for V8i
SS10 applications, which had been scheduled to begin January 1, 2020,
will be deferred for one year to begin on January 1, 2021. Support for
V8i SS10 will be discontinued on December 31, 2021.
- Expiring Support for V8i application versions (other than V8i SS10), which had been scheduled to end on December 31, 2019, will now be extended until June 30, 2020.
- For accounts using older V8i versions who have substantially progressed in their migration to either V8i SS10 or CONNECT Edition by July 1, 2020, an extension of Expiring Support may be granted until December 31, 2020.
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