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EyeOpener  
#1 Posted : Friday, September 8, 2017 6:23:41 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
I was very disappointed to see the major change in functionality with the Community License! Many of the features have been disabled, where in the past there was no functionality changes between license levels. I'm sure $$ is the driving factor behind the change, but it's unfortunate for those of us who love SSMSBoost. Can you offer any explanation? Is there a chance the licensing and functionality will change back to the way it had been?

Edited by moderator Friday, August 17, 2018 11:28:30 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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SSMSBoost  
#2 Posted : Friday, September 8, 2017 8:44:57 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
The explanation is not $$, The right word is "Resources".
The project got bigger:
-we support 6 different SSMS versions already - each version has own part of Source Code
-add-in is packed with variety of features that we continue to add
-we have more and more support questions or just questions from our users, that need to be answered.
To process all of this you need time = Resources.

I am sure that many of SSMSBoost users would NOT like to see this project fading or dying because of lack of our attention. (There are many abandoned projects on the web, that were good some days..)
So, to assure continuous development and evolution we decided to appeal to our Pro users. Change of licensing is targeted to motivate Professionals to pay for the tool, they are using daily.
If you look out for other tools (or toolkits with comparable functions), you will see, that our price considerably lower. We hope that price of 2 dinners should be reasonable for the tool that you use on daily basis for your work.
Some people even write, that they cannot live without SSMBoost and I understand them, because this concerns me too: working in plain SSMS is like using notepad, instead of Notepad++ :)

Enthusiasts can still use free edition, as far as it has still many useful functions, and even after every release full functionality is unlocked for next 30 days.

We offer additional DISCOUNTS for following customers:

  • Educational institutions
  • Government and charity social and healthcare organisations

To request your individual discount, please first generate the quote online using: https://www.ssmsboost.com/ShoppingCart
Enter your full bill-to address and other information, essential for invoicing (Quantity, VAT, if available). Download the quote as PDF and send us a short e-mail, providing the quote# and describing your case.
Shortly you will receive a reply with your individual pricing.


We also offer free licenses for in following users:

  • Active users, who help others to solve problems, write extensive feedback, propose new features, help us to find and fix problems. "Active" and "Extensive" are important keywords here.
  • Microsoft MVPs
  • Users with high reputation, active on other forums and helping others to solve SQL-server related problems. (Platforms like Microsoft Connect, StackOverflow, SQLServerCentral and others (please propose us other ones)).


Please, write us a short message to sales@ address to get your free license if you feel you are eligible for it. We will evaluate your request and reply you shortly.


P.S. To keep forum threads focused on their main subject, I will delete a couple comments about licensing from non-relevant threads. If there is something to discuss about licensing model - we can do this in this topic.

Edited by user Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:18:57 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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johnmcp  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:39:47 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
You must eat out in some very expensive restaurants :)
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mr_aardvark  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:29:35 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
hi there,

this is not meant as a criticism but unfortunately, there's no way that i can convince my company to pay €180 for a licence for each developer.

i do appreciate the massive amount of work that you guys have done and the great tool that you've produced though.
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skeepa  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:48:51 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Hi, what about a "Personal" License?
My company is not going to pay USD150 per user, but I think I personally could pay an intermediate price for full features, and you are going to sell more licenses.
I love SSMSBoost, but I really think 150 is too high, specially for non-US residents like me.
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SSMSBoost  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3:22:23 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
Originally Posted by: skeepa Go to Quoted Post
Hi, what about a "Personal" License?
My company is not going to pay USD150 per user, but I think I personally could pay an intermediate price for full features, and you are going to sell more licenses.
I love SSMSBoost, but I really think 150 is too high, specially for non-US residents like me.


We are thinking about this different options, but we need some more time and statistics to crystallize the idea. Thank you for your proposal !
TheJoker1974  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:30:18 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Same with me, no chance to get 150 USD from my company. We are not so small (about 5000 Employees wolld wide) but my mouse is now 8 years old....

I understand the motivation for the changes in licensing, but for me it's just dissapointing.
I also think a personal license with lower pricing could help me and many others in the same situation.

Regards.
TheJoker1974
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Sam_SilverCreek  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:55:48 PM(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member
Add my vote for some sort of "Personal" license option for those of us who love using your tool, but can't convince their bosses to spend money on it.

I have no problem giving you my financial support, but $150 is a bit much to pay out of my own pocket.

(and I'm not sure if I have ever spent $75 on a single meal for just myself) Blink
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JMH  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:58:20 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
I agree with the "personal" license idea.
I use this everyday, but I could pay a lot less for a competitor's product (not going to name it) and get many of the same functional features.
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Rivanni  
#10 Posted : Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:04:14 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Originally Posted by: SSMSBoost Go to Quoted Post
The explanation is not $$, The right word is "Resources".

Of course it's the $$. All the reasons you mention are ultimately dealing with money. If it's not about the money you can release a full free version.
I understand creating this add-in costs time and money but the increase in price is very steep.
Quote:
The project got bigger:
-we support 6 different SSMS versions already - each version has own part of Source Code

Let us pay for specific SQL version versions. Why must I moneywise suffer for SQL versions I don't even use.
Quote:
I am sure that many of SSMSBoost users would NOT like to see this project fading or dying because of lack of our attention.

Nobody likes to see a project dying because it's become way too expensive either.
Quote:
So, to assure continuous development and evolution we decided to appeal to our Pro users. Change of licensing is targeted to motivate Professionals to pay for the tool, they are using daily.

Although I may not use it daily, when I do I like to have access to all the functions, including the ones that are not available any more in a cheaper version.
One day I use this function, the other day I use that function. Now I will
Quote:
If you look out for other tools (or toolkits with comparable functions), you will see, that our price considerably lower.

There are similar tools with that are cheaper too.
Quote:
We hope that price of 2 dinners should be reasonable for the tool that you use on daily basis for your work.

If you spent your money more wisely you can eat at least a week for $ 150.
Quote:
Some people even write, that they cannot live without SSMBoost and I understand them, because this concerns me too: working in plain SSMS is like using notepad, instead of Notepad++ :)

True. Just like it's true that Notepad++ is totally free.
Quote:
Enthusiasts can still use free edition, as far as it has still many useful functions

It has but it's lacking a lot too. The tool is crippled compared to verion 2.x.

Just as others already mentioned, introduce a personal license and give 2.x users a discount. I'm willing to pay but not a € 180.
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torpkev  
#11 Posted : Friday, October 6, 2017 2:53:56 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
I agree with Rivanni - the sudden jump to $150 to get any of the useful base features was both unexpected and unworkable.

99% of what I used SSMSBoost for was to copy results to Excel. I can get similar functionality for $30 with SSMS Tools.

Community with next to no useful features compared to Pro with All features.. but nothing in between. The lack of options for licensing will kill the program off just as quickly as it being free.. "For the want of a nail.."

Sadly, SSMSBoost got uninstalled today.
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Mezelf.forum  
#12 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 10:00:28 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
I'm also very disappointed with the new release :(

Is it possible to make a "donation" button? More users will be more generous and will give you a small amount of money. The total of all these small donations are a lot more then the payed licences!
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brkuhisej  
#13 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 12:14:11 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
This is a pure cash grab. If keeping the project alive forever were your goal, you would open source it.
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tracer  
#14 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 9:31:25 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
umm .. pretty sure you spent more coding hours to limit the community version than you would've to have left it alone.

Don't lie to us, we're not morons. No one works for free, we get that -- but to hamstring us suddenly w/o warning was not cool at all. The truth would'be been better -- we're broke, we only sell x% of the full version, not cost effective, blah blah blah ... you would've gotten more respect from us.

The donation button was a stellar idea! I use this product at work, they're not going to pay for it (which is why they told us to move from ssms+ to you) -- but me, as a personal fan/heavy daily user -- would gladly donate some. Sure as heck am NOT going to fork out 150 bucks of my own money for it tho. no friggin way.

Asking your loyal community to help you solve the cash flow problem would've been smarter -- we all code, we get it. You could've engaged us, instead you alienated us. :(

bwomp bwomp
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SSMSBoost  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:07:37 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
I understand your argumentation and we have spent time before marking such a decision.
This step was necessary to assure SSMSBoost availability and development.
Current price, compared to the amount of features and time they save is reasonable. Setting any other price would not allow us to cover resources, already invested and being invested into project.
Brooks writes in his book "The Mythical Man-Month", that there is a huge investment gap between "small good tool" and a "product". SSMSBoost has become a product and must be kept in appropriate state.
You have a free choice now: to try to collect the features that you need from other add-ins (free and paid, dead or alive) or have them all with one add-in.
You are also welcome to propose us features that you miss in our add-in to have it as all-in-one solution.
We are always happy to improve our product.
TheJoker1974  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:34:27 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
...so this means for me: Work on with my 8 year old mouse and SSMS Boost Community Edition. Sad

Regards
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Kyle123  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:15:28 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
I'd like to +1 for a personal licence, I'm in the same boat as most of the above. I'm happy to pay, but my company won't and I won't spend 180 euros. I'd spend 50-60 euros of my own money though on a personal licence - or how about a better tiered price structure?
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Mezelf.forum  
#18 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:16:42 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Originally Posted by: SSMSBoost Go to Quoted Post
Current price, compared to the amount of features and time they save is reasonable.

That's true. But in our company (healthcare), there are around 15 people working with SSMSBoost. The management doesn't even think about paying more than € 2000...
SSMSBoost  
#19 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:19:32 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
Have just updated the head post with following information:

We offer additional DISCOUNTS for following customers:

  • Educational institutions
  • Government and charity social and healthcare organisations

To request your individual discount, please first generate the quote online using: https://www.ssmsboost.com/ShoppingCart
Enter your full bill-to address and other information, essential for invoicing (Quantity, VAT, if available). Download the quote as PDF and send us a short e-mail, providing the quote# and describing your case.
Shortly you will receive a reply with your individual pricing.
Cowski  
#20 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:26:40 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
My whole take on this price is that it's more than what I paid for Windows 10. I don't use it all the time and I don't use it at home. That is unless I'm remoted into my work machine then I will use it.

Don't get me wrong. It's a great piece of software and it's saved myself many, many times. But my company won't pay for anything like this but I'm a firm believer in paying for something I feel is very useful. I would pay $50-$60 for the full version, but for something I only use at work, $150 USD is quite high.

Now as I said in a private email I feel the developers are due some money for their hard work and continuing efforts. I'd like to pay something to show my gratitude. If I am left only with the community version, so be it. But if the price for the full version were lowered significantly, I'd buy it. And as I am reading throughout this forum, I think there are many others that feel the same way.

One way to look at it is this. Would the developer want to get 10 $50 Full-featured licenses that net $500, or 10 community licenses that net $0? I don't know the averages of how many people pay for the full license so I can't venture a guess that out of, let's say 10 licensese that are distributed, how many are free and how many paid the $150? Based off the responses I'm reading there are a lot of community licenses going out, but some want to pay the developer for their efforts. I know I do! Smile

That's my take on it. I can see both sides. I just believe in pricing it aggressively to make it affordable so those that want to pay for it, can afford it. $150 is out of reach for me.

Good luck and thank you for having an open forum discussion about this topic.
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Brad Engels  
#21 Posted : Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:51:25 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
On the features page, Fatal Action Guard is listed as a Professional-only feature but it still works for me on community edition.
I don't know if this is a bug or a typo on the features page (I hope it is a typo).

I already don't like that a lot of features were removed from the free version in v3, but the Fatal Action Guard is pretty much the only reason I started using SSMSBoost in the first place.
Please do not make the Fatal Action Guard a paid feature.
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JimmyR  
#22 Posted : Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:04:04 PM(UTC)
Rank: Member
I would really love to be "active" since I think, I find bugs and misbehaviours in software, and use it all the day BigGrin
Where is the best place for bug reports? (I tried it once here in the forum, but it was not noticed, I assume...

Best regards and LOTS OF THANKS for this absolutely great product. Cool
JimmyRu

BTW: in the most recent SSMS Version (17.3, published yesterday) the contex menu on the Grid doesn't work anymore Scared (the options are greyed out, eg. "Copy all headers" or "Copy selected headers" or "Script grid data", this list is incomplete)
Kyle123  
#23 Posted : Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:12:08 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Originally Posted by: JimmyR Go to Quoted Post

BTW: in the most recent SSMS Version (17.3, published yesterday) the contex menu on the Grid doesn't work anymore Scared (the options are greyed out, eg. "Copy all headers" or "Copy selected headers" or "Script grid data", this list is incomplete)


They're the features that are no longer in the community version...

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SSMSBoost  
#24 Posted : Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:02:29 AM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
Originally Posted by: JimmyR Go to Quoted Post
I would really love to be "active" since I think, I find bugs and misbehaviours in software, and use it all the day BigGrin
Where is the best place for bug reports? (I tried it once here in the forum, but it was not noticed, I assume...

Best regards and LOTS OF THANKS for this absolutely great product. Cool
JimmyRu

BTW: in the most recent SSMS Version (17.3, published yesterday) the contex menu on the Grid doesn't work anymore Scared (the options are greyed out, eg. "Copy all headers" or "Copy selected headers" or "Script grid data", this list is incomplete)


Being active means bug reports, feature proposals, help on locating issues.

Disabled menus are not because of 17.3, but because of expired Pro Trial.
JimmyR  
#25 Posted : Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:38:52 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member
Originally Posted by: SSMSBoost Go to Quoted Post
[...]
Disabled menus are not because of 17.3, but because of expired Pro Trial.

Ok, Thanks, I didn't notice, I was on trial, since I activated Community license directly after installing.

Great Product, thanks a lot

Jimmy

JimmyR  
#26 Posted : Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:43:53 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member
Originally Posted by: Mezelf.forum Go to Quoted Post

That's true. But in our company (healthcare), there are around 15 people working with SSMSBoost. The management doesn't even think about paying more than € 2000...

Just checked the "Feature usage statistics" and saw, I saved about 11 hours the last 30 days (must be, since the trial period lasts this long)

when I divide the 150 bucks, and think about the renewal of 30 bucks per year, after the first it is more than reasonable. About a couple of cents for LOT more productivity....ThumpUp
(Don't forget the problems I avoided, since un unseen DROP command was reported by SSMS Boost...)

I go and buy the pro version on my own, so I don't have to argue, if changing the employer once more BigGrin Blink

Regards
Jimmy
Colonel Panic  
#27 Posted : Friday, October 13, 2017 12:48:27 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Sorry, but uninstalling. I do not appreciate bait-and-switch tactics like this. I only found this plugin because you posted to Stack Overflow that it provided "Copy cell 1:1" functionality, and that the community licence was free and full featured. Since that's not the case anymore, and that functionality is gone (along with results aggregates which was probably the only other main feature I used) there is no point to keeping it installed and bothering with the now worthless community licence.

Have fun driving your community into the ground :) this time next year no one will be using this anymore.
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Ben Rimington  
#28 Posted : Friday, October 13, 2017 8:55:02 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Got to work this morning to discover that I am being extorted for 180 euro for any of the useful features of SSMS boost. I use this on a daily basis, and have no problem paying a reasonable amount (say £30 - £40), but from free to 180 euro is ridiculous, I can't afford to pay this, and there's no way the company will pay 180 euro per user (there are too many of of us). Very disappointed, you could have made hundreds of euros from our company alone, but instead have lost a lot of potential customers.Sad
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Alexander Sharovarov  
#29 Posted : Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:56:54 PM(UTC)
Rank: Member
Guys, I think you are not fair to the owner (and I want to stress that there is an owner. It is not a public/open source project).

1. It wasn't all that sudden price increase. The administration had posted information about the price increase for the professional edition and reduction of features in the community version at least 1.5 years ago (I know that for sure because I bought my license in July 2016 and the announcement was there). There was plenty of time to purchase in advance at a lower price (though I don't remember how much it was). Such action would help the development team to do the job faster seeing that users are ready to pay (we all like to be paid, don't we?).
2. Comparing SSMS Boost to Notepad++ is not valid. Notepad++ is open source product. It lives on community contributions (time & donations). But the user base is much larger. So smaller donations work. But at the same time, Notepad++ doesn't have any dependencies. They can release new versions at their leisure. But SSMS Boost is integrated into SSMS which is changing monthly. And those changes may break SSMS Boost. And all of you want the issue to be fixed fast (and for free?).
3. Everybody wants to be paid for the work they do. I am sure that majority of you get paid at your job.

The price may be steep. But how do you decide what is the right price for a software? Try to put yourself into owners' shoes.
1. Replacement value. How much does it cost to replace it?
1.1. How much do competitors charge for a similar product?
1.2. How much would it cost to build a new product like that? how many hours would it take for you to implement the features? Multiply it by your hourly rate that might be a price? That price might vary a lot depending on how much you make.
2. Added Value. How much time does it save a user let say each year? So the user doesn't miss deadlines, don't have to stay overtime. How much money they save. Even if users' boss is not ready to pay the get benefit for themselves.
3. How many times you can go to a restaurant for the price (it is a funny way to price :)
4. Many other ways...

It is difficult task for the owner. If he makes wrong decisions he might lose money, customers, or the project itself. We are all human, make mistakes and pay for them ;)

I also want to express my personal opinion. SSMS Boost needs a lot of improvements in terms of stability and UX. UX is terrible. I can clearly see that the app is designed by a hardcore developer. It would benefit it hire a UI/UX person to redesign it. But that would require money. And I feel that I paid my share. ;)

From the practical standpoint, I would advise the owner to revisit the pricing model. Here my inputs:
1. Most companies I worked had policies that expenses under $100 usually didn't require approval or approval by immediate manager. Above $100 it becomes tricky. Consider price under $100.
2. Introduce donations to support the community version and add some popular there. You may be surprised to see how many people are ready to give donations.
3. Consider subscription types of licensing. Users might be more willing to pay $30 a year than $180 in one shot.
4. And finally, review the competitor products and their pricing.
AlanLau  
#30 Posted : Monday, October 16, 2017 9:26:28 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Originally Posted by: Alexander Sharovarov Go to Quoted Post
The administration had posted information about the price increase for the professional edition and reduction of features in the community version at least 1.5 years ago


Where was this posted? In a cellar, with no lighting, no stairs, in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard"?

Seriously, when a product works, you don't go digging around forums and so don't see posts about possible price increases.
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Rivanni  
#31 Posted : Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:17:01 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Originally Posted by: Alexander Sharovarov Go to Quoted Post

1. It wasn't all that sudden price increase. The administration had posted information about the price increase for the professional edition and reduction of features in the community version at least 1.5 years ago (I know that for sure because I bought my license in July 2016 and the announcement was there). There was plenty of time to purchase in advance at a lower price (though I don't remember how much it was).


Yes, it was all of a sudden. After waiting for 1,5 years finally came the RTM version including information about the prices for the Professional version. Those were never mentioned before. I looked for it beforehand but nothing on the site. There was also no info about stripping down the community version.
In fact you complained on this forum about the lack of information.

Quote:
So smaller donations work.

So that's why they ask 180 euro's instead of 40. Right.
People now turn their back on the product because it is too expensive. They raise more money when all current users pay a low price.

Quote:
Notepad++ doesn't have any dependencies.

Wrong. It has many dependencies. Maybe you need to delve into that project. But I digress.

Quote:
3. Everybody wants to be paid for the work they do. I am sure that majority of you get paid at your job.

Sure, and we all get paid like a CEO and we all dine in the most expensive restaurants.
I don't see how it's important how much we earn or how often we eat outdoors.
It's not about the will to pay for the product, it's about the high prices.

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4. And finally, review the competitor products and their pricing.

Similar tools are way cheaper. Why do you think people are so stunned about the high prices?
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Thierry  
#32 Posted : Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:56:52 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
I love this extension and as other have said, I too find it's price a bit steep, even if I understand the move.
But my biggest issue if I buy it would be the license being tied to the domain login.

I work with 2 domains, with different logins in both, and I'm pretty sure my company will not buy the license double because of that.
And if I buy the license personally, I don't want it to be tied to 1 of my logins only and especially not "give" it to my employer.

So I guess I'll still use the community, but feel sorry to see it that crippled.
Social Salient-Five  
#33 Posted : Monday, October 23, 2017 6:37:00 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Like many others, I'll be uninstalling SSMSBoost after using it daily for around 3 years. Sure the developers want to be paid for their work and I totally understand that, but the fact of the matter is, this is a plug-in and no one in their right mind is going to pay $170 US for that. Sure, $20, $30 maybe even $40.

Goodbye forever Solutions Crew, good luck with the extortion effort.
SSMSBoost  
#34 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:14:52 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
Originally Posted by: Social Salient-Five Go to Quoted Post
Like many others, I'll be uninstalling SSMSBoost after using it daily for around 3 years. Sure the developers want to be paid for their work and I totally understand that, but the fact of the matter is, this is a plug-in and no one in their right mind is going to pay $170 US for that. Sure, $20, $30 maybe even $40.

Goodbye forever Solutions Crew, good luck with the extortion effort.


There are 150 USD, not 170. Only EU customers have to pay additional VAT...
SSMSBoost  
#35 Posted : Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:17:03 PM(UTC)
Rank: Administration
Originally Posted by: Thierry Go to Quoted Post
I love this extension and as other have said, I too find it's price a bit steep, even if I understand the move.
But my biggest issue if I buy it would be the license being tied to the domain login.

I work with 2 domains, with different logins in both, and I'm pretty sure my company will not buy the license double because of that.
And if I buy the license personally, I don't want it to be tied to 1 of my logins only and especially not "give" it to my employer.

So I guess I'll still use the community, but feel sorry to see it that crippled.


Install is not bound to domain login: it is "domain login OR computer". If you work in same PC the license will be still active. Additionally, you can request license deactivation when moving to other workplace, taking license with you (for the case, you will buy if yourself).
Alex12345  
#36 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:21:37 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
I totally agree with other guys that $0 useless version or $150 for a very useful but not a live saving tool is a tough choice.
I am writing as one of the people who has bought or otherwise (financially) supported a number of apps/tools that I regularly use, even though they also offer their software as freeware. They differ from SSMS Boost offering in that they offer a version at sub $50 price range.

Maybe you can take a cue from WinRar model.
Sunup  
#37 Posted : Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:51:34 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
After using this great tool, and telling all of my fellow data-management friends about it, I was sad to see what looked like a bug, turn out to be a "surprise" functionality change. I think the forum has pretty much told you the price that the market is willing to bear here. It sounds like many of us would just pay $50 immediately. $150 is, put simply: unreasonable. I'll use the one, well known free tool that has almost every feature that SSMS boost has (that I care about), and I won't feel much of a difference. Please do communicate with your user-base if you decide to re-think your pricing/licensing model, you're likely to "win back" some customers.
wschwager  
#38 Posted : Friday, October 27, 2017 7:46:33 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Um, $150 to be able to copy headers? Nah, I'll just type them out!
Alex12345  
#39 Posted : Monday, October 30, 2017 2:39:36 AM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
Originally Posted by: wschwager Go to Quoted Post
Um, $150 to be able to copy headers? Nah, I'll just type them out!


For table / view columns you don't even have to type: SSMS offers a way to generate coma delimited column list out of the box.

1. In Object Explorer navigate to the table of interest and click "+" sign expand tree nodes.
2. Select and drag "Columns" node onto Query area.

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starquest on 11/14/2017(UTC)
Tigre  
#40 Posted : Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:24:49 PM(UTC)
Rank: Newbie
I've been using this tool for 3 years and spreading word of how great it was to everyone I know. I was thinking about buying the Pro-License the other day because you guys deserve something for your work. Today I no longer have half of my functionality from the tool and so I decide it's time to buy the Pro-license. I log in here and I realize it has gone up to $150..... I guess it's time to move on and find another product. I love your product at $30-$40 dollars but there is no chance of my company or I ever paying $150 for this.
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Fawad on 11/10/2017(UTC), Ben Rimington on 11/13/2017(UTC)
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