i just wanted to shoot out a reminder that if you purchased “Support & Maintenance”, a.k.a Software Assurance (SA) for RAD Studio XE3 from Embarcadero, you are entitled to updated releases of Oxygene for .NET for the duration of your SA period.
Embarcadero might be telling you (if they say anything at all, that is) that Prism is discontinued or dead, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Prism has always been just a rebranded version of our Oxygene for .NET product. And while Embarcadero might no longer be delivering it to you (in spite of happily taking your SA money), Oxygene is alive and well, of course, and we here at RemObjects have decided to honor the full SA periods and provide you with the latest updates to Oxygene for .NET for the duration of your SA period – on our own dime.
What do you need to do?
Two simple things:
- Register an existing XE3.2 (or XE3.1 or XE3, if you never received the others) serial number with us at remobjects.com/oxygene/registerserial.
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your SA contract, most importantly its coverage period, and (if not obvious from your name or email address) the username you created in Step 1.
We’ll update your account with access to the latest release of Oxygene for .NET covered by your SA period (which may include future releases, too), and get back to you, ASAP.
As i mentioned above, we’re doing this on our own dime, so we need to set some cut-off date, or else we’d be shipping free Oxygene to everyone, forever, and not be able to pay our salaries.
Our official cut-off date for the above offer is April 23, 2013. On that date, Embarcadero announced RAD Studio XE4, which officially no longer included Prism.
If you purchased RAD Studio XE3 with DA, or renewed SA for RAD Studio before that date, you qualify for the above deal. If you renewed after this date, your previous SA period has already been fully covered, and your new SA period is for XE4 and does not, i’m sorry to say, include Prism anymore.
That said, if you purchased or renewed RAD Studio SA after the above-mentions date and feel in any way that you were misled or that the lack of Prism in your new purchase was mis-represented (and i’m only bringing this scenario up because we had countless people contact us with that exact concern), please email us anyway, and we will try and find a fair solution.
Our #1 goal is that every Prism customer gets a fair deal and does not feel cheated out of the product they paid for.
If you don’t have SA, or your SA has expired, of course there’s always the option (and we’ll love you for it) of just going and renewing to the full Oxygene product from us.
Not only does this give you a fresh year of updates to Oxygene for .NET, but it also gives you access to the other two platform editions, letting you build fully native no-compromise apps for iOS, Mac, Android and Java.
And if your SA is still active (and/or extended via the above offer), renewing will add an extra year on top of your current SA period – essentially giving you more than a year of updates for all three platforms.
- If you have an extended license with us: Renew for $499 to add a year of Oxygene for .NET, Cocoa and Java, on top.
- If you don’t have a current/non-expired subscription: Cross-grade for $599 for a fresh year of updates.(You can also cross-grade if you own any version of Delphi or any past version of Prism.)
We’re very excited about Oxygene, what we have done with it over the past year, and what we have planned moving forward. We’re also very thankful for your patronage, and we hope that you love working in Oxygene as much as we do (and as much as we love creating it), and we look forward to what 2014 will bring, with you on board.