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    YaY!!! BETA!!!! Wooo... now if only I had the time to play.

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    It ain't for playing with Matt! ...... It's for real!

    I think you will enjoy it!

    And the spec has been reduced!

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    With not getting support direct from Capita we have no toys. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    With not getting support direct from Capita we have no toys. :-(
    It's not for use on live data yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    It's not for use on live data yet.
    April 12th is the current scheduled general release date.
    And I believe that the beta edition is a newer iteration than the last one we tested at UAT!
    Last edited by Sivadam; 16th March 2011 at 07:34 AM.

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    Curse my laptop for blowing itself up and leaving me on an Intel on-board graphics system. Don't think it will run?

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    You may well be pleasantly surprised! Some older and supposedly lower spec machines have proved reasonable.
    That is why it was hard to produce a minimum spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    And the spec has been reduced!
    Nooooo! Discover was my ticket to a higher spec computer! Now, how do I hide this new development from my SMT?

    While I'm on it, would anyone be willing to advise me that there is just no way that Discover can be effectively used without 2 monitors? Or a beer fridge in my office?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecclesbury View Post
    Nooooo! Discover was my ticket to a higher spec computer! Now, how do I hide this new development from my SMT?
    While I'm on it, would anyone be willing to advise me that there is just no way that Discover can be effectively used without 2 monitors? Or a beer fridge in my office?
    I bet your SMT don't use Edugeek! So you should be safe!

    I highly recommend two monitors for Discover! Drop your graphs on one screen and create your Venn on the second. Magic!
    However, you can use it on a single monitor and future releases are hoping to address issues such as zooming the graphs and clicking to grid.
    Last edited by Sivadam; 16th March 2011 at 11:05 AM.

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    Got it running on my laptop, completely standalone with a large secondary school database, non-tweaked. Bit slow in places.

    Laptop is a C2D 2.4GHz, 3GB, Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD. To be honest, having SQL2008 installed isn't helping, nor is the dieing HDD

    Key point, it's working

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    Hee hee!
    Congrats Matt. Hope you like it - so far!

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    So far so good, it installs to program files\sims\ and it works, so I'm happy. We'll see what the others think.

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    And there is a direct link from SIMS via Focus, Assessment, Discover
    The Configuration (where you will run the transfers, setups etc from) is via Programs, SIMS Applications, Discover Configure.
    At least that is the FT version!

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    Can someone confirm that it uses a separate database, or was that just the field trial?

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    Nooo.... When you install it, it installs to program files\sims\, I hate when they do stuff like program files\solus3... ok really it should be program files\capita\solus3, but legacy means it should be program files\sims\solus3. Yes, I know, sad, but I like my logic!!

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