OpenAccess ORM Trial License Limitations

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  1. Mika Jacobi
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    Posted 21 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hello there !

    At my previous job I had a full Telerik ORM Developer license, and am now working with the trial version...
    As Telerik's license policy is to give fully functional trials on their products, I was wondering how does this apply to the ORM product (in Web-based products it was error messages appearing randomly).
    So, before getting a new set of full licenses purchased, I would like to know the limitations of the trial version (i.e should I start harassing our purchasing department starting from now, or can I still fully play around with the product for some time while waiting for the Q3 budget to wrap up)

    Many Thanks

    MJ
  2. Peter Brunner
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    Posted 22 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Mika,

    As with all Telerik Trial Editions you see a trial message popping up randomly. The feature set is identical with the full version.

    Alternatively you could use the free Express Edition, which does not show up such messages. The only limitation is the list of supported databases. For more information about supported databases with the Express Edition you can look here.

    Greetings,
    Peter Brunner
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  3. Mika Jacobi
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    Posted 22 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    I am very well aware of the limitations of the Express Edition.
    As we have terabytes of data to manage, we have a professional-level DBMS (MS SQL Server Entreprise), and we are well decided to purchase the full version very soon.

    Sorry I did not make myself clear :
    While in trial versions of GUI-based products error messages appear randomly,
    how does this apply to Non GUI-based products (ie database) ?
    Let's say that i've developed, built, and deployed a Telerik OA DAL dll on our test server.
    When and how would messages pop-up since it's a dll application, no GUI involved ?
    Would the message appear only in development workbench (ie Visual Studio ?)

    That's what a find a bit confusing...

    MJ

  4. Peter Brunner
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    Posted 22 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Mika,

    With the OpenAccess Trial, the Trial message pops-up during compilation and not at runtime. Also, the application will run only one day and then terminate.

    All the best,
    Peter Brunner
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  5. Mika Jacobi
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    Posted 22 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Peter,

    Just to be precise :
    Do you mean that if I embed an OA-based DLL into an executable project, and run it on the test server, it will terminate the thread that it is running into after 24 Hours, with no other form of warning?

    By the way, It is strange that I did not find this kind of information anywhere and that I had to ask support...Trial limitations should be clearly exposed somewhere on the website
    (did I miss something ?).


  6. Peter Brunner
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    Posted 22 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Mika,

    Yes, you are correct.

    For Evaluation or Testing purposes we consider that to be fine and the Express Edition can be used for other purposes.

    Thanks for the feedback about having this information not visible at the moment, which we will address.

    Best wishes,
    Peter Brunner
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  7. Mika Jacobi
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    Posted 22 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Fair enough.

    Ok cool. Thank you for your support and information. Very reactive as usual.
    Needed to know that before heading into test deployment.
    Very smart way to trial, by the way. Never seen that before.

    I'm going to have the full license purchased very soon then.

    Thanks again.

    MJ
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