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    Fronter v2

    Has anyone heard anything about a new version of Fronter being launched over the summer/early autumn? Just been told about this today and curious to find out more - screenshots or something.

    Been told it's had a face lift and will look a whole lot better than it does currently, cant be hard! Ment to be easier to use, etc.

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    news to me. Where'd you hear this from?

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    AFAIK Fronter are working on a number of projects - one of which is on-line reporting to parents. I don't know of any wholesale "new look" though. They have come away from the two new versions a year scenario and have been making changes throughout 2009.

    Interesting times ahead maybe?

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    Heard this from my Deputy Head who intern got the news from a Fronter expert at the LEA. SIMS have told us they have been working with Fronter on transfering assessment data.

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    Interesting! Not heard anything myself.

    Hopefully they'll add a few extra hamsters to the cage to speed it up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Hopefully they'll add a few extra hamsters to the cage to speed it up a bit.
    I'm with you there, lately it has become really slow.

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    A couple of years ago I saw a demo of what they were calling Fronter X which was a single button for a menu system (nicked from the iphone) which looked very smooth (especially considering web 1.0 current version). They are also due to have a new page tool similar to igoogle making drag and drop frames in a page a possibility.

    As for speed... dial up is quicker...

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    Hopefully they will replace it with Sharepoint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    Hopefully they will replace it with Sharepoint!
    LOL ... You know it's bad when we vote for m$

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    From 1st March there is to be a new Support structure. Apparently issues will then be reported directly from inside your Fronter installation, a new tab for Admin.

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    I've been reporting issues from within fronter for a few months now. Maybe a difference in the installations for differenc schools/lea's?

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    I'm just reading the latest announcement on the support site - comes into my Fronter as RSS. Maybe they were piloting it in your area.

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    It would appear to be coming on 1st March

    Dear Fronter Administrator,
    Fronter is pleased to announce the launch of its new support portal and international support site. Please find attached a flyer detailing the new support portal which will be going live on 1st March 2010.

    Video tutorials of how the new system will work are now available via the new support site Official support
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Yeah...Just waiting to be live

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