SaaS Plus and Advantage Deployment Options Overview
Presenters: Trey Buck, Francesca Monaco
In the Roadmap Webinar the other day, when discussing the Tiers of SaaS deployment, they said that OpenDB access was included in Plus and Advantage, not just Advantage. And.... BtB Article No.: 000041694 SaaS Plus and Advantage Deployment Options for Blackboard Learn confirms that. However the help.blackboard linked at the bottom of that article is old info and says its OpenDB is only in Advantage. I put a ticket inabout this and was told they hadn't updated the help.blackboard article yet.
So really the only difference between Plus and Advantage is that Advantage gives you a Staging environment and Service Delivery Mgmt.
Alex Manly I thought that you get staging with Plus I thought but that you also get a Test environment for Advantage; this is like our current environment for MH. It would be good to be clear with the OpenDB for sure and how Service Delivery Mgt. with works with Advantage.
According to the spec sheet I saw in the Office Hours webinar http://library.blackboard.com/docs/support/Blackboard_Learn_SaaS_Specifications.pdf
Plus comes with a Test environment and Advantage comes with Test and Staging. Now I do realize this document is a little dated, because it doesn't say the Plus comes with OpenDB which I have confirmed it now does.
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Direct Data Access is available to both Plus AND Advantage. You should follow the article number 000041694. It the most recent documentation.
The help documentation is the older version.
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