Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Death of Boxed Software from Autodesk

Reported on Bim and Beam and Inside the Factory

If a customer would prefer to receive their software upgrade via CD/DVD instead of via download, customers can set their delivery preference to “box” by signing in to Subscription Center and updating their profile prior to March 12, 2010. (Date does not apply to Media and Entertainment customers.)

That is so kind of them to give everyone three days notice!

After March 12, 2010 customers in countries affected by this policy change can still request a CD/DVD by submitting a request in Subscription Center and Autodesk will ship a CD/DVD at no additional cost. Software download gives Subscription customers immediate access to the latest Autodesk® software. It’s more convenient than installing upgrades from a CD or DVD. And, it’s a more sustainable choice. Autodesk will continue to ship CDs/DVDs to Subscription customers in some countries as the default delivery method. However, these customers will also have the option to download their Autodesk® software upgrades.

Additional information and a Customer FAQ can be found on the Subscription Software Download page. Or email subscription-team@autodesk.com.

1 comment:

Rob Clark said...

I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner to be honest. It is easier to download generally, but I can understand the frustration of anybody that is on a slow connection etc. I believe that resellers will continue to be able to supply you with DVD format media, which is were most companies get their software anyway.