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What’s New in 2018 Volume 2: Licensing Changes in the 16.2.0.x Version of Essential Studio

The 2018 Volume 2 release of Essential Studio not only includes a lot of exciting new features and improvements, but also some licensing-related changes that existing and evaluation customers should be aware of. In this blog post, we will summarize the list of licensing-related changes and the actions that customers have to take in order to resolve any issues that may arise.

Changes for current, paying customers

If you are a paying customer, and if you are not using NuGet packages, then these changes will not affect your upgrade in any way. You will be able to obtain the latest build from the “My Account>> License & Downloads” section of our website and install it as usual.

However, if you are using NuGet packages from either nuget.syncfusion.com or nuget.org, then you need to include a valid license key in your application code. This license key is different from the build unlock key and can be obtained from the “My Account >> License and downloads” section of our website. You must download the license key and register it in your code before initializing any Syncfusion controls. You can find more details in this help document.

Changes for current evaluators

If you are a current evaluator and would like to try our newest version, then you would also need to obtain and include a trial license key in your application project. This license file is different from the build unlock key and can be obtained from the “My Account >> Manage Trials” section of our website. You must download the license key and register it in your code before initializing any Syncfusion controls. You can find more details in this help document.

Transitioning from evaluator to customer

New customers can choose to uninstall the evaluation version of our product and then download and install the licensed version from the “My Account >> License and downloads” section of our website. You can also, alternatively, keep the same evaluation installation and just replace the trial license key with a paid license key. You can find more details in this help document.

Changes for nuget.org users without a Syncfusion account

 If you have directly obtained Syncfusion assemblies from nuget.org and don’t have a Syncfusion account, then you need to follow the steps below to obtain a free 30-day license key:

  • Register for a free Syncfusion account here.
  • Go to the start trials page and start a trial.
  • Finally, proceed to the Trial & Downloads section to obtain the license key.

Please try out the version 16.2 release and let us know if you run into any issues.

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