Special product offers for Developers during March 2011

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I continue to hear from developers who tell me that they either didn't hear about previous Embarcadero product  special offers or couldn't take advantange of them at the time.   Here is a month of opportunities for all of you.

There are four special offers that are available until the end of March 2011 for developers using Embarcadero  tools.  Thirty one days to take advantage of savings on our developer and database tools.

Here are the currently available offers that end March 31st.

Upgrade Amnesty

Users of all earlier versions of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio and Borland Developer Studio qualify for upgrade pricing (normally only 2007-2010 users qualify). http://www.embarcadero.com/radspecial

XE Pro to XE Enterprise Upgrade Special Prices

Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE Pro owners get $700-$1,000 off upgrades to XE Enterprise by purchasing discounted XE Pro to XE Ent upgrade SKUs. With this offer, Pro users can get DataSnap and more. http://www.embarcadero.com/radoffer

XE Enterprise Upgrade Special Prices

Users of any earlier version, any edition, of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio or BDS get $300 (US$) off Delphi XE, C++Builder XE and RAD Studio XE Enterprise Upgrades. Delphi or C++Builder upgrades were $1,299 (US$) now $999 (US$). RAD Studio was $1,799(US$) now $1,499 (US$). http://www.embarcadero.com/radoffer

DB PowerStudio Special Offers for XE Enterprise Users

Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio XE Enterprise purchasers or users get DB PowerStudio Developer for Microsoft SQL Server for just $595 (US$) by purchasing the special RAD Bundle Edition (listed with the RAD products on the Dev Tools Price List). http://www.embarcadero.com/sqloffer

Something for every developer

There's definitely something for every developer. Special offers are available for developer and database tools. If you use our developer tools and build applications that work with SQL databases, you'll want to add DB PowerStudio XE to your tool kit. Now is the time to upgrade to the latest versions of our products.

Our XE developer tools are the best way to accelerate your development today and for the next 10 years. If you are using our Professional editions, you can also move up to a higher level edition of our products.

If you are a beginner, student or hobbyist we also have our Delphi XE Starter Edition and C++Builder XE Starter Edition to help you accelerate up the onramp to a computer programming career.

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    RichardS Wednesday, 2 March 2011

    Good news about the upgrade amnesty, I have contacted our supplier to investigate upgrading our last old licence.

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    Anonymous Wednesday, 2 March 2011

    I tried to purchase an upgrade, but it seems that it is not possible to do so from Brazil. Is this correct?

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    Lachlan Gemmell Wednesday, 2 March 2011

    I've been purchasing software assurance since Delphi 7 (Architect level) but with all these bonus offers recently I've been wondering if I'd be better off going back to buying upgrades and taking advantage of these sorts of deals and free product offers.

    Who knows really, but I guess I'm saying us loyal SA subscribers wouldn't mind a little bit of love thrown our way every now and then.

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    Brett Graffin Thursday, 3 March 2011

    If you want users to update, then finish Cross-Platform and 64 bit. And, support D2007 as part of the XE2 upgrade plan (since a large portion of users migrated to D2007 back in 2007). I skipped D2009, D2010, and XE since the promises to do the (2) items above we're not done as promised.

    P.S. If D2007 is not part of the XE2 update path and I have to pay for a whole new version, I will stay with D2007 and use a new emerging product for cross-platform and 64 bit support. There are a few available today.

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    David I Thursday, 3 March 2011

    Brett writes - support D2007 as part of the XE2 upgrade plan (since a large portion of users migrated to D2007 back in 2007).

    Also, if you buy Delphi XE you also get Delphi 7, 2007, 2009, 2010. If you buy C++Builder XE you get C++Builder 6,2007, 2009,2010. If you buy RAD Studio XE you get them all along with Delphi Prism XE and RadPHP XE.

    So you are covered for 2007 in the special offer.

    Also - we have maintenance - so that you can just renew each year (yes it costs a little more the first year) but you save in each future year - you get the releases we come out with now on an annual basis.

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    Paul T Thursday, 3 March 2011

    Sorry David, but I have to agree with Brett. You've essentially avoided his issue in so far as there is nothing in D2009,D2010 and XE that he wants/needs. He's been waiting for cross platform and 64 bit since D2007 was released - or at least that's my interpretation. We're in exactly that same position - have been waiting impatiently for 64 bit for many years now....

    I'm resigned to being kicked in the teeth by a full product purchase price when 64 bit is finally delivered - and that on top of being crucified over the the last X years by its lack of delivery.

    SA wouldn't have done anything for me in particular. I know it works for many, but when you are waiting for one major feature to be delivered, the bells and whistles don't do it.

    You're not going to please everybody all the time of course, but when you're trying the smoke and mirros tricks (as per your comment to Brett in my opinion), you might pause to think about those not insignificant numbers of us who fall in to the same category as Brett.

    Having said all that, roll on D64, we'll be there on day one whether its new product or upgrade pricing.

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    David I Friday, 4 March 2011

    Paul/Brett - "Sorry David, but I have to agree with Brett. You’ve essentially avoided his issue" - wasn't trying to avoid any issues. I was just trying to let everyone know what their options are for today.

    I do know that some developers will wait until we ship a capability that they absolutely have to have.

    I am glad that we are closer today to deliver 64-bit Windows capabilities that you and a few others have been waiting patiently for.

    I have been personally keeping track of all those who have told me that they need 64-bit so that I can let you all know when it is available.

    In the meantime, if any of you have the time to beta test our products, just send me an email message (davidi at embarcadero dot com) and I will pass it along to R&D/QA for consideration.

    Thank you all for your support of our company and our products. Thanks for the comments, the suggestions, the feedback and everything else that shows that you care.

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    Carlos Tré Thursday, 17 March 2011


    I've been trying to take you up on this offer, since March, 3. First of all there's no clue that Brazilian developers can't buy on the online shop, it's frustrating going though all the process and being rejected only in the end. On top of that, your local business associate doesn't seem to be aware of the price tags you mentioned above, so it took me 14 days to be presented an unacceptable offer from them. What is going on? Why Embarcadero treats us this way? Even if the price were in the neighborhood of the aforementioned, 15 days after the invoice is paid to supply a link for download is unbelievable, to say the least. I'm a customer since Turbo Pascal 3 for CP/M in 1986, when it was very hard to obtain legal software in Brazil, and have never went through a similar process before. I'll stay legit, but if this situation persists, I'm going MS way, at 55 I don't think I'll miss cross-platform, if available someday. And 64-bit is already there. Oh, and it's infinitely easier for a Brazilian self-employed developer to purchase.
    Thanks for listening.

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