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Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance may migrate from a lower edition to a higher edition software product while maintaining their Software Assurance coverage on a given product. (See below for complete details about maintaining Software Assurance Coverage in Step-up scenarios.) The Step-up License makes it easier for you to move from a lower level edition to a higher level edition without incurring the full cost of licensing two separate editions of the software. This licensing brief presents the possible Step-ups and explains the Step-up rules.
This brief replaces a previous version published in September 2012. It has been updated to reflect the available step-up licenses as of December 2012.
Step-up Licenses (PDF, 279 KB)
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