Charlie Russell is back and has a quick heads up for us. Windows is pushing another iteration of their operating system, and with it comes a litany of reasons to jump on the new OS bandwagon, and as always with just as many reasons not time. The update flood gates open on July 29th and are free to anyone who has a “genuine” version of either Windows 7 or 8.
Charlie’s initial impressions were that the installation was relatively painless, and the product was an interesting combination of elements from both Windows 7 and 8. Despite not having time to try every feature of all QuickBooks versions (2012-2015), he found no obstacles in opening a company file with few to no glitches whatsoever. Any issues that would arise were far and inbetween, and simply solved by refreshing. Installing updates worked swimmingly.
If you use the QuickBooks PDF mechanism, here’s where things might look a bit different. Microsoft will be swapping Internet Explorer with a new browser titled Edge. But they are being wary with the transition and the early versions of 10 seem to still have IE, which will allow some of the IE specific QuickBooks features. For the most part, Charlie had no issues using Loan Manager, Cash Flow Projector, Fixed Asset Manager and Business Planner.
He did run into some problems with 2012 versions of QuickBooks, but since Intuit has stopped provided support, he didn’t delve too deep. That being said, Intuit hasn’t released a public statement in regards to what versions they will support with 10, which leads us to question if they will update the 2013 and 2014 versions or just 2015.
Charlie wants you to remember, these are his preliminary findings, so stay tuned for more updates.