Software Updates for Home Use Program

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07-30-2014 07:54 PM
Status: Open
TimMinter1
New Contributor III
Current Condition (7/30/2014):
http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-home/common-questions

If I purchase ArcGIS for Home Use, would I get software updates?  No. If you would like to get a new...

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Idea
The home use program would be more valuable for me and for Esri if the 12 month subscription included software updates. 
  • Benefits to me:  easy access to the current version of the software for learning, improving skills, and performing personal projects during my paid 12-month subscription term
  • Benefits to Esri:
    1. 1. I'd be willing to pay more.  Let's say $125/yr instead of $100.
    2. 2. I'd focus more time and attention on the Esri GIS software and less time and attention to become familiar with competing offerings such as the Boundless technology stack when I let my Esri HUP subscription lapse until the next release of ArcGIS software.