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Upgrade path to ColdFusion (2018 release)

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May 18, 2018 09:16:17 AM GMT
Many of you may already be aware that we are running a pre-release public beta for ColdFusion (2018 release). This post is to give you a heads up that ColdFusion (2018 release), slated to be released in the second half of this year, will only have upgrade pricing available from ColdFusion (2016 release). If you are on ColdFusion 11 or earlier, then you will not be eligible for the upgrade pricing.
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To be clear then, if someone has a paid-up license for ColdFusion 11 (which is currently supported by Adobe), they first have to buy an upgrade to ColdFusion 2016 and then buy an upgrade to ColdFusion 2018? Or do they have to buy a full ColdFusion 2018 license all over again?
Comment by Carl Von Stetten
7 | May 21, 2018 05:14:20 PM GMT
Yes, Carl. Upgrade now while ColdFusion 2016 is being sold and then upgrade to ColdFusion 2018. Or buy the full ColdFusion 2018. Also, this does not apply to anyone who has a maintenance contract for ColdFusion with Adobe.
Comment by Rakshith Naresh
6 | May 22, 2018 08:37:49 AM GMT
Rakshith, can you tell folks how they would buy the CF2016 upgrade license? If one visits the CF product page (https://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion-family.html), the only links offered to "buy" are for full versions of CF Std or Ent. (I thought it used to be that in clicking those, one then saw on the next page an option to choose whether to do an upgrade or full license, but now there is no such choice.) So it's not clear how one, seeing this post, would proceed if they wanted to. In the meantime, I will point out to readers that there are of course resellers for CF, and one is the company Intergral, makers of the FusionReactor (the monitor for CF and other CFML and Java servers, at fusion-reactor.com). Their site for CF license purchases is https://www.buy-adobe-software.com, and they DO show upgrade (and full) prices, and of course those are at a discount off the list price.
Comment by Charlie Arehart
5 | May 22, 2018 03:05:38 PM GMT
Sure, Charlie. When you click on buy now, there is a "Purchase Upgrade Version" option at the top right. Clicking that take you on the path to complete the purchase for an upgrade.
Comment by Rakshith Naresh
4 | May 25, 2018 09:15:09 AM GMT
Thanks, Rakshith. But we must be seeing different results. When I click that button (the one in the top right corner), it goes to the checkout page which reports, "you're buying Adobe ColdFusion Edition (2016 Release)". There is indeed a "type", "platform", and "language" field, each saying "full license" "all available platforms", and "English", respectively. I cannot change any of them. Only the quantity can be changed (which tells us this is not some JS problem). And again, this is in all browsers I've tested: Chrome, FF, Vivaldi, and IE. And each of the other "buy now" buttons does at least pick the product for which they are listed. But there seems no way with any of them to change the product, type, platform, or language. And of course what we're talking about here particularly is if someone wanted to change the "type" to "upgrade". I'm not seeming how they can do it. Can you confirm if you see differently? Can anyone else chime in, if reading along?
Comment by Charlie Arehart
3 | May 25, 2018 03:34:20 PM GMT
Hi Rakshith and Charlie, I also don't see the "Upgrade" path. Screenshots here: http://blog.cfaether.com/2018/05/re-upgrade-path-to-coldfusion-2018.html Where is the "Upgrade" option? Thanks!, -Aaron
Comment by Aaron Neff
2 | May 26, 2018 03:23:50 AM GMT
Hi Adobe, The home page (https://coldfusion.adobe.com/) indicates this post is in the "Blogs" category. Questions: 1) Why is this post not listed in the Blogs feed: https://coldfusion.adobe.com/category/blog/feed/ 2) Why is this post not listed on the Blogs category page: https://coldfusion.adobe.com/category/blog/ Is the process not automated? Odd how the home page indicates it's already in the Blogs category.. Hmm.. Thanks!, -Aaron
Comment by Aaron Neff
101 | May 26, 2018 05:56:36 AM GMT
Interesting. My reply to Charlie ~2.5hrs ago wasn't held for moderation. But my reply above says "Your comment is awaiting moderation."
Comment by Aaron Neff
1 | May 26, 2018 05:59:08 AM GMT
The category needs to be selected, while creating the blog. I have set the same. You should be able to see the same in feeds.
Comment by Anit Kumar Panda
100 | May 27, 2018 05:41:44 PM GMT
Thanks, Charlie and Aaron. I will ask Kishore, Marketing Manager for ColdFusion, to check this and get back to you on this thread.
Comment by Rakshith Naresh
102 | May 28, 2018 04:12:25 AM GMT
What about the upgrade path for Coldfusion Builder? Currently, you can upgrade from 2 or 3 to 2016. Which versions will be eligible for upgrade to 2018?
Comment by Legorol San
1104 | May 28, 2018 11:43:12 PM GMT
Hi Rakshith, When will Coldfusion 2018 be released? We are thinking of buying Coldfusion 2016 but should we wait until 2018 is released?
Comment by David Baker
1116 | May 31, 2018 02:24:49 AM GMT
For ColdFusion Builder, you will be able to upgrade from 3 or 2016 to 2018.
Comment by Rakshith Naresh
1121 | June 12, 2018 05:51:37 AM GMT
Still not seeing the option to buy an upgrade license for cf. See my comment above, https://coldfusion.adobe.com/2018/05/upgrade-path-to-coldfusion-2018-release/#comment-470. (I am not using the "reply" feature because the indentation process eventually makes for a single-word column of display,.especially on mobile devices.)
Comment by Charlie Arehart
1122 | June 12, 2018 09:23:42 AM GMT
@Charlie, I have heard back from Kishore. This issue of not seeing an option to upgrade has been reported to the concerned team. The issue will be fixed once ColdFusion 2018 goes live. Thanks to you for reporting the issue.
Comment by Rakshith Naresh
1124 | June 14, 2018 07:10:05 AM GMT
Wow. So I'll remind people wanting to buy an upgrade online that they can do so (and at a discount) at https://www.buy-adobe-software.com/. That's the sister site of fusion-reactor.com, where CF and CFB are offered, in all available versions and editions, both full and upgrades, each clearly presented with their prices and discounts. Hope that helps some wanting to buy an upgrade before 2018 comes out (speaking to the original point of Rakshith's post here).
Comment by Charlie Arehart
1125 | June 14, 2018 12:29:44 PM GMT
This is working today, as of the 2018 release (people can see choose to see/select the "license upgrade" option on the page I referred to above.)
Comment by Charlie Arehart
1169 | July 13, 2018 12:53:55 AM GMT
ColdFusion (and Builder) 2018 is now out, and when I look at the buying options for ColdFusion Builder 2018, I only see an option to upgrade from the 2016 release, and not version 3. I am not impressed. Have we been misled, or is there an option to upgrade from version 3?
Comment by Legorol San
1175 | July 14, 2018 12:44:10 AM GMT