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    Spring 2011 Release Notes Are Out

    Not sure I can post them here?

    Had a browse through them mind you can came accross:

    Added support for Office 2010 32-bit
    Where is the love for 64-bit? We still can't migrate everyone over as many staff are on new 64-bit systems.

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    Still so far behind the times it's unbelievable. I have to ask over and over again (and I did when I was employed by them) - how the hell are they still able to say they are "forward thinking" and looking to secure school's futures? They can't even get out of the past. Great example is FMS.

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    Even Microsoft are recommending that you stick with 32 bit Office 2010, they're treating it as something of a tech demo rather than a production ready program. You can't really blame Capita for that

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    Tech demo's for 15 year old technology, whatever next?
    Legacy 32bit in modern computer systems is no better than the "Y2K" bug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Great example is FMS.
    Completely agree, not about SIMS, but FMS. When I was talking with someone about it they were suprised they were still able to update FMS when it's using Crystal Reports v4, BDE and Dephi and MSSQL2008. Death of FMS6 can't come fast enough. I look forward to no more BDE security, Delphi printing and general rubbish errors because it's using such old technology with new hardware and software.

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    What's on the roadmap for FMS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Still so far behind the times it's unbelievable. I have to ask over and over again (and I did when I was employed by them) - how the hell are they still able to say they are "forward thinking" and looking to secure school's futures? They can't even get out of the past. Great example is FMS.
    Where are you looking? Doc ID 17642?

    The pre-release note says Support for Office 2010 (32 and 64 bit) so I guess they've changed that?

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    Most addons do not work with Office 2010 64bit unfortunately. Had to alter my MDT image when it became apparent that even Microsoft say you should only install the 64 bit version in rare occasions for certain people who work with humongous Excel files for instance.

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    Just had a scary thought, that if i use Windows Server 2008 R2 and want to install Office it might not be happy, but 32 bit apps will work fine on 64 bit OS. Fingers crossed touch wood et al.
    Executing 32-bit applications on 64-bit - VolkerW's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs --

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    I'm not usually one for defending Capita's glacial support policy but they can't really be put down for not supporting the 64bit version of 2010. I realise it's a whole chicken and egg thing but virtually no one supports 64bit office properly, even Microsoft recommend you stick with 32bit for now. Unlike moving the base OS to 64bit, there's zero reasons why a school would need the feature set of the 64bit version of office at this time, other than providing a warm glow inside for us techs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    What's on the roadmap for FMS?
    Cleansing fire, hopefully.

    It makes Sage Instants look replete with useful working features and our finance dept die a little inside when they find a common reasonable expectation isn't supported in FMS.

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    Cleansing fire, hopefully.
    Haha, made me cackle. Horrible product with random error messages that make no sense to me

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    But yes, does anyone have an ID of these release notes or a link?

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    I'm not at work today, I'll dig out the ID number when I get back as they are on the LA Intranet.

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    I can only assume you're talking about the Pre release note because as SIMS Spring release hasn't been released yet, there's no release note.

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