PDXpert 5.3 release notes (change history)

Published updates in the PDXpert "5.3 series" software (all dates are UTC).

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5.3.298 (2009-02-12)

  • Simplifies creating new items by eliminating the separate Home/Partner icons in the Item Explorer
  • Automatically creates client installer to simplify downloads and new installations
  • Improves the search algorithm to provide more focused search results while increasing performance
  • Adds convenient alphabetized folders for large collections
  • Substantially improves performance of data restoring and re-indexing
  • Optimizes performance of query results, collection loading and window opening to take advantage of SQL Server multi-threading (non-SSEE only)
  • Simplifies a few collections to make configuration & maintenance easier

5.3.307 (2009-03-27)

  • Important Client installation & configuration in response to recent Microsoft Windows Security Update (KB) changes.
  • Adds support for SQL Server 2008.
  • Prepares server for Windows 64-bit operating systems.

5.3.329 (2009-06-12)

  • New: Important client installation & configuration in response to recent Microsoft Windows Security Update (KB) changes
  • New: Report Wizard and Export Wizard have been combined into a single window, and we've significantly revised how Data Transformations and Report Templates are used with your data.
  • New: Data Queries collection has been added that, together with the revised Report/Export Wizard, provides SQL pass-through queries to aggregate data. The new Change In Process report demonstrates this feature by showing all unreleased change forms.
  • New: Creating a Task will now send an email notice to the assigned person (in addition to the task showing in the Item Explorer's Tasks list).
  • New: Support for SQL Server 2008
  • New: Support for Windows 64-bit operating systems
  • Updated: The Reviewer Responses collection has been removed. If you’ve been using the options for ensuring user comments, these options have been moved to the Tools > System Rules... window.
  • Updated: Change window's Related Changes and Dispositioning functions.
  • Updated: Supports multiple servers on same network by allowing server auto-response to be suppressed when client broadcast request.
  • Updated: Structure reports: Multi-level with Sources, Cost Roll-up, Part List (which is now more accurately called a Pick List)
  • Updated: Added new Admin Override permission to allow changes to item Revision files list.
  • Updated: The help file has been updated to reflect these (and other) points.
  • Updated: The Installation Guide has been updated to reflect new information about using SQL Server 2008.
  • Other: Prepares client & server for Windows 7. Verified installation into Windows 7 Release Candidate (en-US)

5.3.331 (2009-06-26)

  • Restored previous change approval method.
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