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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Come and celebrate VISUAL's 20th Anniversary with us!

Monday, April 22, 2013
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Brickhouse Tavern + Tap
8440 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819
Infor will be hosting a reception specifically for Infor VISUAL Customers at Brickhouse Tavern + Tap on Monday, April 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Infor VISUAL.
To RSVP, just email
Take advantage of all that Inforum has to offer with the Networking and Sessions opportunities designed specifically for you. Inforum product education tracks are designed to help you continue to get the most value out of your investment. Click here to view the VISUAL specific product sessions.
Inforum is your best opportunity this year to come and meet all your fellow VISUAL users, deepen product knowledge, learn best practices, and check out new solutions across all of Infor.
We look forward to seeing you in Orlando and at Brickhouse Tavern + Tap on Monday night!
Reserve your spot today!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Did you know that patches are still available for older releases of VISUAL?

Since the latest VISUAL release 7.1 is out, you may feel that your older release is not important to Infor.  This is NOT TRUE!  While no software company can actively create enhancements and fixes on all previous releases, it may be worth checking into the InforXtreme site to see what is available.  Even if your release is no longer being actively patched, nearly all of the previously created updates and fixes are still available.  You may have missed some that you want!
Below is a quick guide to the end of patch dates for some older releases.
6.4.1     December 31, 2008
6.5.1     December 31, 2008
6.5.2     December 31, 2009
6.5.3     December 31, 2011
6.5.4     And beyond are still being actively patched.  The latest cumulative patch   package was posted in    
            February 2013.

If you haven’t been on Infor’s support website for a long while, you may be surprised to learn that it has changed.  When you go to the old, you will now be asked to go to the current InforXtreme support site.

Once you arrive at the InforXtreme site, you will see many ways to search for your patches.  Don’t forget that the actual word “patch” along with your version number is a pretty good search phrase.  It is very important that you thoroughly read all documentation that accompanies any patches that you intend to install.  Also, YOU MUST PROPERLY BACKUP your systems in case you don’t like the results of your activities.

Caution: The following is only to retrieve very old files.  You should always search the main site for more current versions of these files before venturing here.

You can also find many old patches and files using the following path:

As you can see from the dates on the directories, Infor has made an effort to keep this archive of old patches available long after most users would need them.  Please remember if you ever feel uncomfortable about applying patches, the consultants at BizTech are always here to help you.

This VISUAL Did You Know tip was brought to you by BizTech VISUAL Consultant, Larry Tussing.