Minor, Major and Iteration Releases
Iteration releases include small product improvements (also known as maintenance releases) without a change to the core features of the product.
Software Assurance is not required to upgrade to an iteration release within the licensed Major / Minor release.
- Example of iteration upgrade: 2.3.15 to 2.3.17
Minor and Major releases include feature changes intended to increase the value of the product to the end user.
- Example of minor upgrade: 2.3.17 to 2.4.0
- Example of major upgrade: 2.4.11 to 3.0.0
The above information is important in understanding the upgrading and what Software Assurance covers.
Additional Version Numbering
The version number will also normally include an additional field presented as: Build: 16321-4323.
The first five digit field uniquely identifies the core code base used in the release and the second four digits is a unique build number that may be used to reference updated component libraries.