How to update or upgrade and what is the difference
The program version is always visible at the very top of the main window of the program. It consists of 4 numbers separated by dots, e.g. 220.127.116.117, following the pattern below:
which mean the following:
- [major] - the first figure is the major version number and it changes rarely, only when significant features are introduced to the software.
- [minor] - the second digit changes every time when we release a new version with planned improvements (this usually happens every quarter, see version history).
- [maintenance] - the digit in the third position will change only when there is a software release that was not originally planned. This usually happens when an important bugfix must be added and cannot wait for the next minor version change.
- [build] - the last number changes automatically every time programmers compile a new build during the development cycle, so it might be quite big (e.g. 337) and is usually meaningless for the end-user.
An upgrade is when you install a newer version of the software, replacing the previous version you have had installed so far, and the newer version installer has a higher first figure of the version number e.g. you currently have version 18.104.22.1687 installed and you replace it with version 22.214.171.124.
Upgrades are typically not free but in most cases purchasing an upgrade is much cheaper than buying a new license key. Before upgrading, consult with CodeTwo Support to confirm your upgrade eligibility or purchase options.
How to upgrade
To learn how to upgrade from version 1.x to 2.x, see this article.
An update is when you install a newer version of the software, replacing the previous version you have had installed so far, and the newer version installer has a higher second, third or fourth figure of the version number e.g. you currently have version 126.96.36.199 installed and you replace it with version 188.8.131.527 (or update 184.108.40.2063 to 220.127.116.11, or update 18.104.22.1682 to 22.214.171.1240).
All updates within the same major version are free for licensed users.
How to update
Simply download the newest installer from the website and install it on top of the existing installation. Your old settings will be retained.
Be aware, as per the upgrade rules described above, you can only update for free within the same major version. Therefore, be careful to download the appropriate installer:
Migration is when you move from CodeTwo Exchange Rules to CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro. Migration is not free. Before doing that, contact CodeTwo Support to discuss prices.
How to migrate
If you are using the current version of CodeTwo Exchange Rules, see this article to learn about the migration procedure.
Older versions users must upgrade their standard CodeTwo Exchange Rules to the newest version available before migrating to the Pro version. Consult with CodeTwo Support if in doubt.