Today we're releasing Deskzilla 2.0, a major upgrade of our Bugzilla desktop client. We are also changing prices for Deskzilla and releasing a free edition of the product called Deskzilla Lite.
Deskzilla Lite is a free edition of Deskzilla for small projects. It is a fully-functional Deskzilla that requires no license key, and it has a couple of limitations:
Additionally, Deskzilla Lite allows unlimited connections to well-known Bugzilla servers that host open-source projects. We keep a list of sponsored Bugzilla servers and update it upon request.
To start, you only need to download Deskzilla Lite and connect it to your Bugzilla.
The highlights of the new version are:
Deskzilla is able to track time that you spend working on bugs and post it as "Hours Worked" to Bugzilla. It works as follows:
Deskzilla comes with TrackLink.NET, an add-on to Visual Studio 2008 that allows viewing bugs in the IDE. It works by connecting to Deskzilla and pulling out the results of a search.
To install TrackLink.NET from Deskzilla, use Tools | Integrate with IDE menu. More information is available at the TrackLink page.
Licensing options for unlimited edition (Deskzilla Pro) are now simpler. There are fixed-quantity team licenses for 5 users, 10 users and so on. For your team or company, you need to get a license that's large enough to fit everyone who would use Deskzilla. A single-user license remains to be used by individual users.
Floating and personal licenses are no longer offered. Site licenses and team licenses for more than 100 users are available upon request.
The prices for team licenses start at $490 for a 5-user license. (Check out all prices.)
The price for support and maintenance renewals is 50% of the base license price, per year. Renewing maintenance subscription is optional, but advised, as it ensures that you can receive timely support and latest upgrades.
Upgrading to this version requires an active maintenance subscription. Your maintenance subscription allows using Deskzilla 2.0 if you have purchased Deskzilla license on November 7th, 2008 or later, or if you have purchased maintenance renewal for period covering the date of release. If you'd like to purchase a renewal, please request a quote.
To upgrade from a previous version:
Thanks to everybody who sent us comments and feature suggestions! Please do not hesitate to get back to us with any feedback, via discussion board or e-mail. You can also post directly to our issue tracker. If you have any questions on the new pricing, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALM Works Team