KB - How did the licensing change with ORF 6 Fusion?

How did the licensing change with ORF 6 Fusion?

Article was last updated on May 2, 2019. View products that this article applies to.
  • With the version 6.0 update, we have moved to a subscription-based licensing model.

  • Continued use of the software now requires and an active subscription which can be renewed annually. The subscription fees are identical to previous SMA prices.

  • Perpetual licenses are no longer available for purchase.

  • Software Maintenance Agreements (SMA) cannot be renewed anymore.

  • ORF now requires a license key for activation, which can be retrieved anytime from the Client Portal (You must be a registered representative of your organization in order to access the license key).

  • There is no "registered build" of the software anymore. Trial installations can be converted to fully functional ones using a valid (subscription) license key.

  • Active ORF SMAs were converted to ORF Subscription Licenses retaining the SMA expiration date and the licensed user count. A free 3-months extension was granted to customers with active SMAs and to returning customers who decided to transition to subscription until May 31, 2019.

  • The 'Fusion for SBS' edition was retired due to lack of demand. Active ORF Fusion for SBS licenses were upgraded to the ORF Fusion edition (free-of-charge), which runs on Windows Server Essentials (formerly known as Windows Small Business Server, or SBS) platforms as well.

If you are interested why we made this transition, please read our related blogpost.

If you have further questions, please consult the Licensing FAQ or contact our Customer Service.

Applies To

The article above is not specific to any ORF versions.

hnp1 | hnp2