With SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1 and SoftGrid version 4.2 coming up we wanted to share a little information about these releases and what they'll bring to the table. Nothing will be released until we are satisfied with the quality of the code so as always, dates are subject to change:
SoftGrid 4.1 Service Pack 1
SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 is mostly a hotfix and critical updates release, improving overall system stability and compatibility. A noteworthy improvement is the ability to sequence applications using Side by Side assemblies (aka WinSxS), including Visual Studio Express and Office 2007, among many other applications from both third party ISV's and Microsoft. Expected availability is in the second quarter of this year and the release will be made available for download as soon as test is completed. We will release the Sequencer, Desktop Client, Terminal Server Client and Server at the same time.
SoftGrid 4.2 builds on the 4.1 improvements by adding Windows Vista compatibility, both on the sequencer and client. There is not going to be a 4.2 version of the Server or the Terminal Server client as the moniker 4.2 is reserved for the components adding Windows Vista compatibility. We expect a final release some time around Q3 of this year. We expect 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 to maintain parity over time, the only exception being Windows Vista compatibility in the 4.2 components.
- The SoftGrid Team
If we buy Softgrid for desktops prior to June 2007 but continue to NOT have Software Assurance for our client machines, will we still be able to upgrade to 4.2 later this year, or will we be locked out from Vista support.
We are migrating from Groupwise to Outlook 2007 and could really use the ability to sequence it! Any word on a possible date? Just thought I would ask to add some pressure. : )
Will 4.2 include support for 64 bit versions of Vista?
Anyone know of the release date?? We are at April/may now..
I'm need this SP. Have a lot of side by side apps that I need to sequence. :)
Read somewhere that May 21st is the release date for SP1. Does anyone know if this is correct.
Last Information from a Partner WebCast:
Vista Version expected in July
I also read at several sites that sp1 was due 21 st of May.
Any comments about that?
Microsoft have released 4.1 SP1. SP1 improves support for sequencing SxS applications that have public
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