Microlite Corporation
Microlite BackupEDGE Newsletter - End-User Edition
December 2013

30th Anniversary to Microlite - Giveway Ends Soon!

As mentioned in our last newsletter, to commemorate our 30th Anniversary we are including a Free Encryption License with every new BackupEDGE BE3REL retail license or BE3RELNP non-profit / charity license purchased from Microlite Corporation or our reseller partners between October 15, 2013 and December 31, 2013. This celebration promotion also includes our newer retail part numbers which include 2, 3, 4, and 5 year Support and Maintenance Subscriptions.

The encryption license (BE3ENC) will be automatically attached with each retail license ordered, and locked in our system to the serial number of the retail license it is delivered with, i.e., it cannot be activated with any other serial number.

Encryption licenses provide extra security as each archive (or portions of an archive) may be encrypted to very high standards. More information on encryption can be found on our web site, http://www.microlite.com. If you choose not to activate the promotional encryption license, it is not transferable and has no other value. It can, however, be activated on the same retail license it was shipped with at a later date, should you need to enable encryption at some time in the future.

Encryption licenses do not add to the price of Support and Maintenance Subscription extensions and renewals, so this gift and additional capability will not cost more money in the future.

No other action is required on your part; the encryption licenses will be provided with all new retail orders. Although there is no time limit for activation, only orders shipped and invoiced by Microlite or a partner from now until December 31, 2013 will receive the companion encryption license at no charge.


Support and Maintenance Subscription Special Discounts

It has been possible for quite a while now to purchase a BackupEDGE license, which normally comes with a one year Support and Maintenance Subscription, with extended Subscriptions of up to 5 years. It has also been possible to purchase Subscription Renewals and Subscription Extensions for up to 5 years. Renewing or extending for longer periods resulted in increasing discounts.

To finish our 30th Anniversary Celebration with a bang, we're offering an additional 10% discount for all 2 through 5 year renewals and extensions purchased and activated by December 31, 2013.
BE3SUP - BackupEDGE Support / Maintenance Subscription Extension
(Use to extend a previous Subscription prior to expiration. New subscription period starts upon expiration of previous Subscription.)
Years
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Regular Price
$175.00
$332.50
$490.00
$647.50
$805.00
Until 2013/12/31
$175.00
$299.00
$441.00
$582.00
$724.00

BE3SMR - BackupEDGE Support / Maintenance Subscription Renewal
(Use if a prior Subscription has expired. New subscription period starts upon activation.)
Years
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Regular Price
$250.00
$407.50
$565.00
$722.50
$880.00
Until 2013/12/31
$250.00
$366.00
$508.00
$650.00
$792.00

This is the lowest pricing we've ever offered for extended Support and Maintenance Subscriptions. The Subscription entitles you to:
  • Email and telephone technical support from Microlite Corporation.
  • Access to new releases through the BackupEDGE auto-updater and from the Microlite Download Site.
  • Product upgrades with fees waived.
  • Same-platform and cross-platform upgrades with fees waived for all supported platforms.
Now is the time to order and save on extended term Support and Maintenance Subscriptions.  If you send an email with your Company Name and Serial Number to Microlite Sales, we'll be happy to provide you with the current Subscription status of your license. More upgrade eligibility information is available HERE. Remember, BackupEDGE does not stop functioning when a Support and Maintenance Subscription expires.
BackupEDGE 03.00.06 - Build 3

BackupEDGE
03.00.06 is now available and in build 3. It includes additional Linux and Gnome support, and other patches and fixes.

The current Changelog is always available at:

You cannot update to a newer release of BackupEDGE at no charge unless your license is under a current Support and Maintenance Subscription.

Virtualizing Xinuos SCO UnixWare 7.1.4 with SCO Cloud

SCO Cloud, our Cloud Virtualization Partner, is pleased to announce that they have developed a fast new technique for virtualizing UnixWare 7.1.4.

The process leverages unique features and capabilities found only in BackupEDGE.

If you have been wishing you could forever eliminate your hardware upgrade woes with UnixWare, or any other x86 or x86_64 based operating system, please contact our friends at SCO Cloud today by emailing sales@scocloud.com, or by filling out the SCO Cloud Contact Form.

Linux Support Tables - Updated

There are many updates to our Linux Support Tables web page, including recent qualification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and CentOS 6.5.

We've also begun officially supporting Oracle Linux Server (as of 6.4) and are finishing qualification of 6.5.

Helpful Web Site Links


Kindest regards,

Tom
D. Thomas Podnar
President
Microlite Corporation
tom@microlite.com
888-257-3343 - Toll-Free
724-375-6711 - Main
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