Bogdan Carstoiu' Post

VoipNow Licensing Changes Explained

Starting with March 1, 2010 we changed the licensing methodology on VoipNow Platform. VoipNow Core is now more affordable for small customers with the new, dedicated server license for up to 250 concurrent calls. While this is a single server license, it expands to a 4Grid infrastructure able to sustain as many calls as you like. The pay as you grow, infrastructure wide licensing method is still available. In a service provider environment VoipNow Professional is available on pay as you grow licensing and also on dedicated server licensing for a small number of extensions. Perpetual (owned) licenses are available only for business customers.

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My Feedback on Parallels Summit

I’ve just returned from Parallels Summit 2010. I attended the summit with two colleagues, our Business Development manager and our Director of Business Operations in Americas. It was a very good event for us, with lots of discussions and findings. I will share some of the most important things below.

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VoipNow 2.0.4 and Automation

VoipNow 2.0.4 is available. It also includes VoipNow Automation, the latest public release before GA version. GA version will be out at Parallels Summit 2010, maybe the largest hosting gathering in US. I am saying maybe because I don’t know what HostingCon will do this year and in the past last two years it was a disappointment. Anyway, 4PSA is a Silver Sponsor at Parallels Summit, so you are kindly invited to attend and visit us there.

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VoipNow Automation Release Candidate

We are showing VoipNow Automation Release Candidate at ITExpo 2010 East. In fact, we are going to release it in the next days with VoipNow Professional 2.0.4 GA. There are several important changes if we compare it with VoipNow Automation Beta, the most important being the support for Cloud Platform Bricks. This was something that we initially decided to bring in a future version of Automation, but eventually we reconsidered and decided to put it in the first public version, because there were too many changes for our customers.

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Join us at ITExpo 2010 East

Happy New Year! I hope that you will have an exceptional 2010, much better than 2009.

At 4PSA everything started very fast this year. We will have a very busy Q1, with lots of challenges, which means that is going to be exciting. 🙂

The first event in Q1 we are going to join is ITExpo East in Miami that will take place between 20 and 22 January. You are invited to visit our booth #618 anytime. As probably is going to be quite crowded, you can schedule a meeting by sending an email to itexpo@4psa.com.

See you there!

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Happy New Year!

On behalf of the 4PSA team I would like to wish you Merry Winter Holidays and a Happy New Year. Thank you for the wonderful collaboration in 2009 and looking forward for an even better one in 2010.

As you probably seen, there were some quiet developments at 4PSA lately that started with a new website and continued with a new product release, VoipNow Core.
4PSA is preparing a lot of new stuff and important improvements for 2010, I am sure that you will like them. But enough with these, just enjoy the holidays!

BTW, we also have a small gift – 15% discount for purchases of new 4PSA software owned licenses.

When you make the order in our online store, please use the discount code new2010.

The discount code is valid until 4 January 2010.

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Executive Testimonials

We are rebuilding our online presence (yes, it was necessary) and I am asking you a personal favor. If you have anything to say about us as a company, but especially about our products, we would like to include your testimonial in an area designed for this purpose.

Please comment on this post with the testimonial, followed by your full name, company and job title. We will use these in the new testimonials area, but we are not going to approve these as comments on the post.

Thank you very much for your time!

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Open-Xchange for Plesk Now Available for Customers

As you might know, we have partnered with Open-Xchange to integrate VoipNow features with email groupware and have improved teamwork. Open-Xchange is a cool product; it takes your existing mail server and adds groupware on top of it. You have a nice AJAX interface, Exchange like functions, mobility (ActiveSync support), etc. But you better check this demo. That demo is not using the latest skin, the one we contributed a little bit to.

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A Little Bit About Product Management

Many people ask me about the roadmap of various products, although usually it happens in informal discussions. And this is not the only question, I got many of them about how we design things, what I believe to be hot next year and so on. Although these are the questions one could ask over a few drinks, the answers are quite complicated (and they require more drinks than I can take). 🙂

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