Announcing License and Pricing Changes

Starting May 1st, 2024, we are introducing a number of changes to the Wisej.NET license model and feature matrix. This includes a free entry-level server edition, changes to existing Wisej.NET Server editions, a revised Wisej.NET Hybrid Starter program, and price adjustments across all license types.

Free entry-level Wisej.NET Server Express edition

We are happy to announce the availability of Wisej.NET Server Express edition. This entry-level server has been designed to accommodate the needs of smaller work groups and standard usage scenarios that do not require extended features such as load balancing or enhanced security features.
Wisej.NET Server Express runs on a single core and is typically used for up to 100 concurrent users (depending on application specifics). The new edition is provided for free in commercial and non-commercial use, but limited to a single use per customer.
As part of the new Express edition, we are discontinuing Wisej.NET Server Community Edition. All customers are invited to upgrade to Express. Wisej.NET Developer licenses will be bundled to include a complimentary Wisej.NET Server Express edition that may be used for production, testing or development purposes.

Changes to existing Wisej.NET Server editions

In order to simplify the Wisej.NET licensing model and accommodate the needs of our valued customers, we’ve decided to streamline license naming and to switch to a Core-based scaling model. The existing concept of “Concurrent Clients” and “Applications” is discontinued.

  • Community edition is replaced by Wisej.NET Server Express
  • Professional edition is renamed to Wisej.NET Server Standard
  • Enterprise edition is renamed to Wisej.NET Server Advanced
  • Data Center edition is renamed to Wisej.NET Server Data Center T2

It will be easier to choose the right Wisej.NET server edition for typical on-premise and cloud-based deployment scenarios.

Feature Express Standard Advanced Data
Center T1
Center T2
Center T3
Supported Cores 1 2 4 8 16 32
Recommended Users 100 250 1,000 2,500 5,000 10,000
Unlimited sessions
Unlimited Applications
Activations 1 1 2 4 4 4
Extended Load Balancing
Extended Features
Supports Offline Activation
Includes support No Forum Standard Priority Priority Priority
  • Supported Cores
    The number of physical or virtual Cores used by Wisej.NET Server to serve requests.
  • Recommended Number of Users
    Based on the requirements for line-of-business applications, this number provides a general estimate of the number of concurrent users that can be supported by the server edition. The actual number of users may vary depending on application architecture, user behavior, available memory, and other factors.
  • Activations
    Number of server instances that can be activated for a single key. Running the server on more than one instance can be helpful for load balancing, hot-standby, or testing scenarios. The total number of activations must not exceed the given limits. Activations may not be shared outside the licensee’s organization.
  • Extended Load Balancing
    Fine-grained control of how Wisej.NET reacts to health check requests from a load balance service, either by static metrics or using call-back mechanisms.
  • Extended Features
    Additional server features are available to selected license types. These are the features that are either available or we are currently working on.
    • Denial of Service Attack Prevention (under development)
    • Application Diagnostics Panel (under development)
    • Application Metrics Instrumentation (under development)
  • Supports Offline Activation
    Server installations have to be connected to the internet in order to get properly activated. Offline activation (using a helper tool) is available for select license types.

Wisej.NET Hybrid Starter edition

With the release of Wisej.NET 3.5, our new Hybrid product offering has become available, to bring Wisej.NET based solutions as native apps to all major operating systems such as Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

Wisej.NET Hybrid allows you to develop cross-platform apps, leveraging your code and development skills! This includes the integration of local hardware interfaces and you can design applications with our WYSIWYG graphical designer in Visual Studio. The Wisej.NET Hybrid Starter edition is free of charge and includes 100 active app deployments.

For larger scale deployments, please see our Wisej.NET Technology Partner program. We offer managed services to handle app store deployments for you. If you want to get around the details of having to deal with different app stores, consider outsourcing it to us!

More information can be found here:

Wisej.NET Developer editions

The existing license model for Wisej.NET Developer will remain unchanged in terms of naming/features. There is a free Community edition with limits on commercial use, as well as Wisej.NET Developer Professional and Wisej.NET Developer Enterprise edition.

Price Adjustments

The cost for Wisej.NET Developer and Wisej.NET Server are adjusted by around 20%. These changes reflect Ice Tea Group’s commitment to enhancing the Wisej.NET framework with innovation and new features. We are focused on boosting productivity for developers working with Wisej.NET.

In the past 12 months, we’ve released Wisej.NET 3.5 and Wisej.NET Hybrid for cross-platform app deployments, along with a number of new product features and security enhancements. We continue investing in quality assurance and customer support.

These changes will apply to new purchases, upgrades or renewals that are processed on or after May 1st, 2024. An overview of the new costs can be found here: