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What's the difference between Free and Professional?

The only difference between VersionSQL Free and VersionSQL Professional is the edition of SQL Server supported. VersionSQL Free can only be used with SQL Server Express, while VersionSQL Professional can be used with any edition of SQL Server (Standard, Enterprise, Data Center, Azure…).

What's the difference between Professional and Team/Business?

VersionSQL Team and Business are bulk orders of VersionSQL Professional licenses at a discounted rate for use by employees, contractors, and/or consultants within a single organization.

Can I activate a single license on my desktop and laptop?

Each license may be used by one person on one computer, with use on one additional computer allowed provided it is a portable or home computer used exclusively by the same person only. In essence, you can use VersionSQL both on your work PC and home PC or laptop with a single license.

How many VersionSQL licenses do I need?

Each person using VersionSQL must be licensed. For instance, if you had a team of ten people using the database but only three of them will use VersionSQL, then you would need three licenses.

VersionSQL licenses are not concurrent-use licenses. Multiple people using the same installation require separate licenses. For instance, if you had a team of three database developers logging into a single machine to use its copy of VersionSQL, you would need three licenses.

Will my license expire?

VersionSQL licenses are perpetual licenses. Purchasing a perpetual license allows you to use the application as long as you want.

Upon purchase, you will be enrolled in a support and updates subscription, which you can cancel at any time through a link in the receipt email. Even if you cancel the support subscription, you can keep using the most recent version of the software included in your subscription.

Is the VersionSQL license for the SQL Server or for the users?

Each paid VersionSQL license grants use by one person on one computer (plus one extra personal device), with no limits as to how many servers they can connect to.

What are the limitations of VersionSQL Free?

VersionSQL Free will only commit SQL code hosted by a SQL Server Express server (including SQL Server Express LocalDB). For other editions of SQL Server, a paid license is required.

Will VersionSQL Free expire?

There are no time limits on VersionSQL Free.

In licensing terms, what is a "user"?

Each license may be used by one person on one computer (plus one additional personal device). Installation on additional computers, or use of a shared computer by additional persons requires additional licenses.

Note that multiple licenses may be tied to a single license key file. If purchasing VersionSQL Professional for multiple users, please specify a quantity when checking out.

Will VersionSQL keep working if you disappear?

Totally get it, "bus factor" risk mitigation and all that. Short answer: Yes.

Purchased license keys are validated offline and therefore will keep granting use even if versionsql.com and I disappear. I’ve had my share of problems from aging software in critical business paths that phone home to validate licenses. Wouldn’t wish that consternation on anyone.

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