I have often requested the downgrade licenses after purchase for clients. No need to be "first kid on the block". I would assume this would still be possible. "Perpetual" should include the past.
"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." ~George Orwell
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Downgrades are usually exceptions made in certain situations. You would need to speak to your sales rep to know for sure whether you qualify to Downgrade.
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Downgrades are also highly useful in the months following the release of new versions. My clients are happier running a fully tested/explored/debugged version in their production systems. New Release (Phase-2 Beta) is a bit unnerving for some of them - self included.
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