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Microsoft Expression Web 2 (Problem) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am currently working on a website for my local church and have purchased Microsoft Expression Web 2. However, I quickly realized that the program would need to be used on multiple computers in order to ensure that the website will work. (Multiple Administrators)

    Is it possible to install the program on multiple computers?
    or
    Can I install the program on a main computer and have other people from my church access and update the site from their own home computer?
    If not,
    Can I buy licenses for the program and if so, how can I buy them when I already have the program bought?
    I really hope I didn't screw up when I purchased this. Can anyone give me any advice?
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 3:56 PM

Answers

  • The EW End User License (EULA) states its a per-user installation. That means that you can install it on a number of computers that you own, so long as you are the only user of the application. This is a little different from Office which is licensed on a per-computer basis, which means one computer (though MS and most major companies throw in an extra for a laptop since so many users need to work mobile).

    If you need more people to use the program you would have to buy more copies. Usually additional licenses are only given for certain types of partnerships or licensing agreements with MS. You wouldn't save anything though if you're only looking at a handful of licenses and can usually find the program on sale somewhere instead of buying additional licenses directly.

    I don't think you screwed this purchase up, this is fairly standard licensign actually so you would need multiple copies with any program you used. Ian's recommendation of a content management system may be better suited to your needs if you require a number of people to be editing/authoring the site.
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 7:50 PM
  • The normal licence is for a single user and probably covers installtion on one PC and one laptop. You'd therefore need to get each administrator their own copy of EW. This would be no different to most commercial software.

    A better solution and obviously cheaper, is to set the site up to use a Content Management System (CMS). One you might consider is ContentSeed. http://www.contentseed.com/

    This will enable you to create the site and control it's look and feel and them to add/edit page content.


    Ian

    http://www.ew-resource.co.uk
    http://www.fp-resource.co.uk


    Ian Haynes
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:20 PM
  • As others said you will need one license for each person using Expression Web. You may be eleigible for non-profit pricing (check with Microsoft) but you may also want to consider using something like Content Seed to allow the people doing updating the website to use their web browser to update the sections of the site they are responsible for intead of having the ability to change the entire site using Expresion. http://contentseed.com
    MS MVP Expression http://by-expression.com
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:13 PM

All replies

  • The normal licence is for a single user and probably covers installtion on one PC and one laptop. You'd therefore need to get each administrator their own copy of EW. This would be no different to most commercial software.

    A better solution and obviously cheaper, is to set the site up to use a Content Management System (CMS). One you might consider is ContentSeed. http://www.contentseed.com/

    This will enable you to create the site and control it's look and feel and them to add/edit page content.


    Ian

    http://www.ew-resource.co.uk
    http://www.fp-resource.co.uk


    Ian Haynes
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:20 PM
  • The EW End User License (EULA) states its a per-user installation. That means that you can install it on a number of computers that you own, so long as you are the only user of the application. This is a little different from Office which is licensed on a per-computer basis, which means one computer (though MS and most major companies throw in an extra for a laptop since so many users need to work mobile).

    If you need more people to use the program you would have to buy more copies. Usually additional licenses are only given for certain types of partnerships or licensing agreements with MS. You wouldn't save anything though if you're only looking at a handful of licenses and can usually find the program on sale somewhere instead of buying additional licenses directly.

    I don't think you screwed this purchase up, this is fairly standard licensign actually so you would need multiple copies with any program you used. Ian's recommendation of a content management system may be better suited to your needs if you require a number of people to be editing/authoring the site.
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 7:50 PM
  • As others said you will need one license for each person using Expression Web. You may be eleigible for non-profit pricing (check with Microsoft) but you may also want to consider using something like Content Seed to allow the people doing updating the website to use their web browser to update the sections of the site they are responsible for intead of having the ability to change the entire site using Expresion. http://contentseed.com
    MS MVP Expression http://by-expression.com
    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:13 PM