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    Sims and Vista?

    The other techy at school goes on the Sims courses all the while and came back saying that IE 7 will not work and cause sims to not work. How can this be? heh i assume its just a few tweeks here n there they arent working as expected...

    also the sims guys told us that it wont work with Vista for another 5 years?! I find this extremely hard to beleive as the next MS OS will be around the corner by then.

    What have you guys heard?

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    Re: Sims and Vista?

    Vista support should be August 2007, if Capita's road map is anything to go by.

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    Re: Sims and Vista?

    Brillient!

    Thats awesome. I know alot of people hate MS OS's but its all good fun in my eyes and they can only improve on what they have got. Ive been using vista for a while now, only techy in the school with it. Teachers all like the idea of Vista and the new Sharepoint Portal ideas.

    It solves alot of problems and god its sweet on the eyes. Makes my work productivity nicer and faster.

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    Re: Sims and Vista?

    SIMS office 2007 support is about that time I think the next incarnation of Windows is codenamed vienna? The sharepoint portal stuff I'm putting in within the next six weeks so I'll let you know how we get on lol!


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    Re: Sims and Vista?

    Yeah that would be great. I Think it looks the business and will hopfully bring everything together nicely. Its just finding the time to research these massive projects. At the min i've had to install a couple of Virtual Machines running Server 2003. Havent got round to actually settings the basics up yet heh.


    Yeh, please do get back and i will let you know also. I've been watching alot of the itidiots videos on sharepoint. Altho some can be painfully slow to watch. :?

    Cheers

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    Re: Sims and Vista?

    Which aspect of sims doesnt work in vista? I'm using vista on this machine and sims seems fine to me?

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    Re: Sims and Vista?

    @Jake

    From what I remember from chats with a few people it is the export and import of spreadsheets from Assessment Manasger and Exams Organiser does not work with Office 2007 at the moment (even specifying office 97-2003 format as the default is shakey), the running of reports within SIMS.net (again, mainly an office thing) and the creation of certain templates (Assessment Manager, Exams Organiser). Lesson Monitor is meant to throw up some problems too but when speaking with schools locally that have it and have tried it on Vista there have been no problems.

    The way I look at it ... if Capita say 'don't use ... we may have some issues' then I won't use it on Vista. Err on the side of caution.

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    Re: Sims and Vista?

    Indeed, better safe than sorry, especially in the potential minefield of Sims



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