Well, the time flies fast. We are almost in the second half of year 2007. We just wanted to take this opportunity to reflect back on what BCM product team has achieved since 2007 release. After we released BCM for Outlook 2007, we wanted to address direct customer needs by doing some smaller releases. Our customers wanted to deploy BCM on dedicated server. We have had Pocket PC solution for our customers but lot of our customers wanted Smartphone support. In the first half of 2007, team worked very hard on several applications and utilities to address these needs. Here is the run down of all releases we made available so far after Office 2007 release:
- BCM for Outlook 2003 SP4: While BCM team was excited about 2007 version and we expect that our customers take advantage of new features in this release, we also wanted to ensure that our 2003 customers don’t see any compatibility issues with Vista and Office Account 2007. On March 5th, 2007 we released SP4 for 2003 version of BCM that enabled application compability with Vista and Office Accounting 2007.
- Database Admin Tool: We had released a whitepaper in late 2006 with instructions on how to deploy BCM database on server. This was a stop gap solution and we wanted to provide an automated way to deploy BCM on the server. We released DB admin tool on March 29th, 2007 that empowered thousands of our customers to deploy BCM database on server and perform various database maintenance tasks without installing BCM on server machine.
- BCM for Pocket PC: On April 24th, 2007, we updated our previously released beta of BCM for Pocket PC and added support for Windows Mobile 6.0.
- BCM for Smartphone: Lots of customers asked for Smartphone support when we released Pocket PC solution. After PPC release in March, the same team continued to develop, test, and release Smatphone solution. On June 15th, 2007, we released our first Smartphone solution with support for both Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 6.0.
In addition to these releases, we are continuing to make great progress on our next major release of BCM. We can’t provide specific details on our plans or release dates, but we have heard our customers’ feedback loud and clear through various channels (newsgroup, blog comments, site visits). Our customers will be delighted to see their feedback incorporated, along with several new and exciting features.
Please continue to provide your valuable feedback and help make the next release of BCM greater than ever.