We are recommending that customers running the following versions of our software use the Check for Updates option on the Tools menu to get the latest available version installed on their systems:
The Farmer’s Office/The Labor Contractor’s Office: Versions prior to 6.83.756
The Shipper’s Office/The Broker’s Office; Versions prior to 6.98.471
Both of these updates were released in April. This is the last planned update for the 6.x series of our software, and the updates include some changes to make sure that your system is ready for the next (7.x) major version.
To check the version that you are currently running, go to Help->About. If you are running a newer version, the Check for Updates option will let you know. A number of customers are actually already running the 7.x version. If you are already on this version or a later 6.x version, you do not need to download or install any updates.
The 7.x version of our software does require that you already have the 17.1 version of the Visual DataFlex Client installed. For most customers, this will have automatically been installed by the program. We started releasing updates in November 2013 that did this. In some situations however, the new client software doesn’t get installed (for instance, some customers get errors on installation of the client, don’t have rights to install the client, or don’t install the updates we send, etc.).
After making sure that you have the latest 6.x update, you can go to the Tools menu and select the 17.1 Client Check option. This will either give you an error message (indicating you need to get the 17.1 VDF Client installed) or tell you that your computer is good to go. If you run our software on a network, use this option on each workstation to make sure that each one is ready for the 7.x update.
We are planning to make the 7.x version available to all customers through the Check for Updates option in late July/early August. Further details on changes included and new features in the 7.x version will be published on our blog in the coming weeks.