Microsoft has been promoting upgrades to their new Windows 10 in a big way. They are offering it as a limited-time free upgrade to qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, and this may be getting people to consider it sooner than they might otherwise. New computers are coming with Windows 10 installed, though some will offer ‘downgrade rights’ if you’d prefer to start on a more familiar and well-tested version. We are currently testing ResultsPlus in the Windows 10 environment and all appears to be going smoothly. Once the testing is complete, we’ll announce official support for this newest version of Windows.
Office 2016 was released in September 2015. We are currently testing this new version and once again, all signs point to a continuing friendship between the two applications. We will release new specifications announcing support for Office 2016 when the testing is complete.
Office 365 is another Microsoft product for which we’re fielding more questions of late. Office 365 appears to be a device-friendly add-on to installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Offered on a subscription basis, it allows users to work with files across multiple platforms like your phone, tablet, and PC - basically creating a home base in the Microsoft ‘cloud’ to provide easier access to your files. Localized activities like Mail Merge will continue to work in the local environment as they always have, and those who switch to the cloud-based Exchange Server will need to adjust their email settings inside ResultsPlus to point to the new email server.
For the record, the most current version of ResultsPlus that is available is version 11.5.5. It is fully supported on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Watch for the addition of Windows 10 in the near future.
The word processors that are currently supported include Microsoft Word 2008, 2010, 2013 and soon, 2016. In addition, Corel WordPerfect X3, X4, and X5 are all supported.
Additionally, for network installations, the current version of ResultsPlus is supported on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008r2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012r2. The current version of ResultsPlus is supported with the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server (including the free Express editions): 2005 SP4, 2008, 2008r2, 2012, and 2014.
We know how important it is to be up-to-speed and compatible with the add-on solutions, servers and environments that you may be using in order to continue to make ResultPlus a valuable asset to you and your mission. We’ll continue to keep you posted on product upgrades and new compatibility opportunities.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about your ResultsPlus product and the platforms you’re using, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.