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MIS Systems Thread, Autumn Release 2011 in Technical; It's out. I've heard of one person for whom the system is down. Any one else with thoughts, issues, advice, ...
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    Autumn Release 2011

    It's out.
    I've heard of one person for whom the system is down.
    Any one else with thoughts, issues, advice, post it here.
    All associated parts for InTouch, ADPS etc were released at once, but the ADP needed re-releasing later in the day, so worth checking if you downloaded it early in anticipation.

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    Be a few weeks before I touch it. Still reeling from the effects of Summer 2011 release!!

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    I'm still on Spring, hoping to go direct to Autumn, and hope there are no stings with regards Finance/FMS

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    Watch out for any Academies you may support as an LA! Seem's Capita completely side stepped us and released SIMS and FMS Autumn 2011 to all of them in SOLUS3! If we had the next version of SOLUS3 and had set up auto-install upgrades, it could have been very nasty!!!

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    Awaiting our LA to release it to us via Solus 2 although I have Solus 3 installed but not using in earnest yet as we are awaiting to be converted to Academy.

    Will be an interesting few months ahead hehe!

    But I like a challenge

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    If you are moving from Spring to Autumn...you need to be aware that for some reason, Capita thought Finance teams would like a new teletubbies look. Its horrid, and does some wierd stuff.

    We are direct Capita support - so whill wait to see what others have done. Might even consider firing up another HyperV VM to play with it....ideas.....

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    Got the SLG upgrade booked in for next Friday so will upgrade Sims right after that.

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    Got mine working, Solus 3 messed up AGAIN which they said will be fixed int he next release soon.. my advice.. wait till that get released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    Got mine working, Solus 3 messed up AGAIN which they said will be fixed int he next release soon.. my advice.. wait till that get released.
    No surprises there then. We are now using SOLUS3 purely to roll out Discover to schools that request it. Installed it in about 8 sites so far with another 5/6 on the waiting list. Touch wood, it's not been "tooooooo" bad with it, but the fact it's so unintelligent means lots of time telling it where everything is (Binn folder, SIMS/FMS/Discover install location etc).

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    Spent all day trying to download the ISOs, nearly there now.

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    My Autumn upgrade is showing as Withdrawn in Solus3....

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    My blood pressure still hasn't leveled out after our recent Summer upgrade, I think I will give these releases a wide berth for some time.
    As for my Solus3 experiences, there isn't enough room on this forum to catalog the pain I encountered a few months back.

    Lets hope the new, new release actually works as we are all going to be using it as Solos2 could well be binned next year.

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    I didn't go to Summer due to FMS issues, but now i've found in the documentation that the only supported versions are Summer and Autumn, i'm sure it used to be the previous 3 releases, but now it seems it's only 2, so if you avoid one for whatever reason, you have to take the next one or find yourself unsupported, or at least that's the way it seems. I'm pretty sure in practise they wont be so strict...inshallah.

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    My Autumn Upgrade still shows as Withdrawn in Solus3, does anyone else's or just me?

    Just wondering if I need to go and knock on Support's door....

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    Last upgrade we did broke InTouch. Have had them scratching their heads over it. I'm waiting for the phone call I always seem to get telling me to hold fire lol!

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