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    SOLUS 2 to be shut down 1st April 2015

    Went to a Capita SUS yesterday and they announced that SOLUS2 will be no longer supported after the Autumn 2014 release and will therefore not authorsie any updates after that. (Spring 2015 onwards)

    Did anyone know about this? If not, will you be able to get all your schools on SOLUS3 before Spring 2015?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion93 View Post
    Went to a Capita SUS yesterday and they announced that SOLUS2 will be no longer supported after the Autumn 2014 release and will therefore not authorsie any updates after that. (Spring 2015 onwards)

    Did anyone know about this? If not, will you be able to get all your schools on SOLUS3 before Spring 2015?
    I was slightly surprised yesterday, but not shocked. I have known they wanted to get rid of it for some time.

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    Shame really as Solus 2 works far better than Solus 3.

    Solus 3 is just an over engineered mess at the moment, I've had so many problems with it since we installed it.

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    SOLUS3.7 is much, much better.

    So we were told.

    They get very defensive about SOLUS3.

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    I swear they agreed to keep it on indefinitely, and agreed to work on MSIs so maybe that will help replace it.
    I don't see the big deal, so long as they tell you what you need and provide a means to download that isn't S3
    I only ever use ISOs

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    SOLUS3 is a mess at the moment, but surely the best thing to do at the moment is to install it on all your servers. While contining to use SOLUS2 until the new release is available (end of May/beginning of June).

    With the new design you can then configure and deploy easily... apparently.

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    Booo..... Solus 3 never seems to work for us.


    Anyone else think it could be an April fools joke?.....

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    This kinda reminds me of when people where moving to XP from 98. Everyone remembers 98 fondly... up until they start using it again after a few years of XP. Then they remember the problems.

    Hearing the words "digital signature" and "error" in the same convo still makes me twitch.

    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    I only ever use ISOs
    - I want to say it's because your internet is flaky - but we both know it's because your hardcore

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    This kinda reminds me of when people where moving to XP from 98. Everyone remembers 98 fondly... up until they start using it again after a few years of XP. Then they remember the problems.
    I think Solus3 is more suited to a Vista analogy, sticking with what we have for as long as possible and hopefully something better will come along shortly.

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    We said that about SOLUS2 when it first came out (ok we didn't have Vista, but we had a butt load of problems with it).

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    It still shocks me to see how many people can't get it to behave. The UI is shoddy without a doubt (basement programmer syndrome) but functionality just works for the vast majority! I must have magic fingers.

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    It isn't the first time they've said they are ending support for SOLUS2 though. I'll prepare for it, but won't be surprised if I'm still updating SIMS via SOLUS2 until it becomes web based

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    This kinda reminds me of when people where moving to XP from 98. Everyone remembers 98 fondly... up until they start using it again after a few years of XP. Then they remember the problems.

    Hearing the words "digital signature" and "error" in the same convo still makes me twitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    It still shocks me to see how many people can't get it to behave. The UI is shoddy without a doubt (basement programmer syndrome) but functionality just works for the vast majority! I must have magic fingers.
    Its because it relies on DNS only. Most schools will have small dns issues.

    The design of solus 3 is shocking. No other software is based solely on DNS, thats just crazy.

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    Putting aside the dreadful, dreadful UI, and the fact that's its an unnecessary extra console (but lets not start the msi debate again) and the fact I swear loudly every time I rename a PC and forget to take it out of S3 first (for God's sake someone fix that)...*grits teeth* S3 actually works well for us.

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