Planning for the Road Ahead - Roadsoft User Group & 2019 Survey Results

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This issue of the Roadsoft Roundup summarizes the proceedings of the Fall Roadsoft User Group meeting, as well as the results of the Roadsoft 2020 work plan survey.

This issue begins a new running series of programmer spotlight articles on both student and full time staff programmers that work on Roadsoft and other Center for Technology & Training software programs. The spotlights include studetn programmer Joshua Hansen and Will Kirkconnell.

The issue announces the release of Roadsoft 2019.10 and Roadsoft Laptop Data Collector 2019.10.1, and gives a brief update on the status of the Michigan geographic framework migration. The Center for Technology and Training is currently working with various State of Michigan agencies with the intent of providing a framework migration in the 2020.3 release of Roadsoft in March of 2020.

This issue reminds customers that that Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January of 2020. In response, the CTT will also be ending their support for Windows 7 in January of 2020.

Finally, the issue reminds users that the CTT has ended their support for SQL Server 2008, 2008R2, and SQL Express 2008 due to Microsoft's end of support for those products as of July, 2019. Starting with the 2019.10 release, Roadsoft will no longer connect to any SQL 2008 database and users will have to update to a newer release of SQL Server.