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MIS Systems Thread, November Update 2008 in Technical; Just debating when to do the SIMS update. Does the absence of any posts mean it's gone well or no-one's ...
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    November Update 2008

    Just debating when to do the SIMS update. Does the absence of any posts mean it's gone well or no-one's tried it.

    Any experiences?
    Last edited by moggy; 11th November 2008 at 08:43 AM. Reason: Forgot the SIMS bit

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    Just loaded it up here. All fine at the moment. Get ready for the calls re Meal Types tho :P

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    I've just had a look at the change documentation and can see no mention of it being the long promised ( for November ) .msi version. Am I missing a something?

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    I've just set it up on our test server ready for some onsite training today, everything seems to have gone ok.

    I've not heard any mention of plans for sims to use MSI deployment

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    Installed it this morning, all seems dandy.

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    SOLUS 3 is suppose to have .msi packages or such. Look at the roadmap powerpoint. Also heard they might intergrate into Outlook which makes sense really.

    If you have SLG2, Partnership Xchange, Dinner Money your pretty much stuck. At least till the new versions come out.

    SLG2 is Weds, PX is Friday, Dinner Money 7 is BETA only at the mom.

    New feature, Alerts (think Outlook Tasks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamman960 View Post

    I've not heard any mention of plans for sims to use MSI deployment
    My miss memory, looks like first quater of next year and I'd (miss)remembered the dates for field testing as the relesae date.

    SIMS & MSI

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    you have to install it because of the Census in January.

    plus it has a few extra features within this upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4RREN View Post
    you have to install it because of the Census in January.
    But what we don't have to do is install it now - personally, I like to give Capita a few days to realise that it is broken, recall it, fix it and republish it before I do any SIMS updates. Pessimistic or realistic? You decide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    But what we don't have to do is install it now - personally, I like to give Capita a few days to realise that it is broken, recall it, fix it and republish it before I do any SIMS updates. Pessimistic or realistic? You decide!
    I'd call that optimistic. You left out at least one more recall and 2 patches to sort introduced problems released days after.

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    Wouldn't be that harsh... but yes... wait, let some n00b\people with good support do it. Find the bugs, then wait for the patches to be written to fix them.

    Yes you need AT least Nov for Jan Census (money), BUT, you can wait for Dec. Personally. You have no reason for Nov yet, unless you want the Alert thing. Wait.

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    We haven't had it sent through by our LA yet, but I won't be installing it until the SLG2 Novemember release is out.

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    Ok i am not a noob.. :| well at least i dont think i am lol.

    Anyway, installed Nov Update this evening.. updated no problem, could log back into SIMS once update had finished.

    So see what happens tomorrow.. will let you guys know if we have any problems. we shall see!

    If it does get really bad.. we have a back up of the VM before the update so if we needed to we can go back to before the update was added

    Will keep you posted

    James.

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    It's going on first thing tomorrow morning. Will come back with any issues.

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    Well I installed it yesterday. SIMS itself appears to be OK but we have had some issues with PARS and bulk entry screens.

    TASC software has released a couple of updates 311 yesterday and 312 today. 311 is now the minimum version for use with SIMS Nov 2008

    Why did they have to tie PARS.net so closely to SIMS Updating SIMS wasn't quite so traumatic with PARSql

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