Visual Studio Plugin now requires the "Ultimate" license?!?!?

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  1. Keith
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    Sep 2010

    Posted 02 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    When the Visual Studio plugin was released / beta anyone with an Icenium subscription could use it. Now, it looks like you have to pay for an "Ultimate" license (which is way out of my project budget) in order to use it. I have been using Visual Studio for months. Am I now going to have to revert back to the Graphite IDE?
  2. Steve
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    Posted 03 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Keith,

    The VS Extension was available to everyone while in Beta, so that we could gather as much feedback about it as possible, however it was aimed to be available to Ultimate subscribers from the beginning. We want to make Icenium available to as many people on as many platforms as we possibly can, which is why we continue to offer both the Mist Browser-based client and the Graphite Windows client, both of which are available with Icenium Developer and Professional licenses. Every feature you find in Visual Studio is available in Graphite.

    We updated our pricing page after the September announcement to indicate that the VS Extension would be an Ultimate feature. Still we received similar feedback from other users and clearly we could have done a better job of communicating this change, and for that you have our apologies.

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  3. Dave
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    Jan 2014

    Posted 07 Jan 2014 Link to this post

    Bummer. :/

    The web and desktop IDEs are nice, but I wish they had intellisense. Still, it's nice to be able to make changes and see them immediately in the emulator, so I suppose it's a fair trade off. 
  4. Scott Waye
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    Posted 01 Feb 2014 Link to this post

    This is really disappointing.  Not being disrespectful but there is no way you are going to be able to compete with VS+Resharper from a user experience point of view.  To say "Every feature you find in Visual Studio is available in Graphite."  is not true.  You might be able to say "every Icenium plugin feature..."  but there are lots of things in VS that you dont have and will never have, e.g. nuget support for VS plugins, are you going to be compatible with that so we can use any VS extension in Graphite? 

    This is the major problem with App builder as I see it.  I need to work offline as I travel a lot and internet connectivity is not always available, think trains/planes.  I'm not dropping VS so I will be looking elsewhere for mobile app development which is a shame, but I feel forced into doing so.

  5. Vladi
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    Posted 14 Apr 2014 Link to this post

    Hello everyone,

    Just want to inform you that we heard our users' feedback and decided to act on it. As of last week (AppBuilder's 2.1 release) the AppBuilder Visual Studio Extension is available for all active Telerik Platform and AppBuilder Professional license holders. More info can be found in this blog post.

    Kind regards,

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