CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Red Gate announced today that it will provide free perpetual licenses for current .NET Reflector 6.x users who upgrade to version 6.8. The free version of .NET Reflector was previously due to expire at the end of May.
“We listened carefully to feedback from the .NET community and realized that enabling current V6.x users to continue using a free version is the right thing to do”
“We listened carefully to feedback from the .NET community and realized that enabling current V6.x users to continue using a free version is the right thing to do,” says Greg Tillman, marketing manager for Red Gate’s .NET Reflector team.
The upgrade procedure will go as follows:
- On April 30, Reflector version 6.6 will warn of an upcoming expiry. Users should ignore the warning that this will be the last free version of Reflector.
- The auto update mechanism in any version of Reflector 6 can be used to automatically download V6.8 until the end of August. This does not require a visit to the Red Gate website.
- A serial key that will activate the free V6.8 license on as many as five machines will be sent via email to the user. There will be no other commercial use of email addresses, but the free version will contain news and promotion about the newest paid versions of .NET Reflector.
Version 6.8 is expected to be available in early May to current .NET Reflector 6.x users through the check for updates mechanism.
“We are committed to continual improvement of the paid version of .NET Reflector,” says Tillman. “The community has confirmed that version 7 is an incredible bargain for $35 and we think future versions will become even more essential for .NET developers’ day-to-day work.”
For more information and discussion, visit Red Gate’s .NET Reflector forum.