I stumble on this pages yesterday:
We are wondering on what will happen with V8i SS2 products after january 2020, will they still works? Or everybody will have to upgrade to SS10? or Connect?
We need confirmation from Bentley on this as soon as possible.
Thanks and regards
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The first table outlines the Major Product Version of our various software, ie MicroStation, InRoads, etc, and where they fall in terms of Status or when they will enter a different support status.
The second table outlines what support services will be available in regards to each Support Status.The products them selves keep working, only the Support Services will expire and discontinued
René R. van den BrinkTechnical SupportBentley Systems Incorporated
I have seen the table many times, but it does not tell me in plain language whether the licensing server for SS2 products will continue to function and what options for licensing will be available for SS2 products after the "expiring support" date.
I am aware of the SS10 versions of many of the Bentley products, however for certain verticals, SS10 is based off the SS4 version which is VERY different from the SS2 version. Even if we are able to upgrade our software to the newest supported versions, we still have legacy projects that will need to be maintained with the older software until completion. Surely you can appreciate that having to completely rework a project, from scratch in a new software package, that is already at Stage 3 may not be economically feasible for everyone.
I understand that the software will not just "drop dead" on the kill date, but if licensing will no longer be available, then it might as well be dead. I would like someone to explain to me, in plain words, if SS2 software will still have a license to run after January 2020. I've seen the table. Please explain what that table means in practical application.
Microstation 08.11.09.919Power GeoPak 08.11.09.918Power InRoads 08.11.09.918
I want to know this too.
They developed and released the License Adapter which would allow at least some of the older products to use the new license server. Then they decided to discontinue it and pulled it off the download site. That does not sound like they have the user in mind.
Below is the response I get from Bentley regarding the subject for ABD SS5:
"As I know, SELECTserver will continue to run, but we won't be enhancingor fixing issues in SELECTserver and won't update it to run on any neweroperating system. there will be no technical analysts assistanceprovided for these products , but obviously it will be required for somesoftware to continue to run.So, recommend customer to upgrade the application to the currentversions "supported" by the newer licensing structure.Recently ABD changed the name as OBD, I’m not sure whether customer canuse the ABD for a long time.If you need confirm with product team, I will transfer this SR."
In summary, Select Server is still there after Jan 2020, but for how long, they can't say.
Thank you! That is more direct an answer than I've seen from any of the Bentley people about this.