This blog post explains everything you need to know about the latest version of SOHODOX.
If you upgrading from version 8 or earlier, please click here to know more about important changes.
If you are upgrading from version 9 continue reading below…
Upgrade setup blocks upgrading to version 9.2 if your MainDB is MS Access based. Since the release of SOHODOX version 9.2 we highly recommend that you use MS SQL Server 2012 Express Edition (available free) as the database for SOHODOX.
Therefore before upgrading to version 9.2, you must…
- Download and install MS SQL Server 2012 Express Edition as per these instructions.
- After this please convert your MS Access based DB to MS SQL Server Express 2012 based DB. Instructions can be found here.
- After this you must download and install the SOHODOX Update Setup.
Microsoft has recently dropped support for Windows XP and will not be releasing any security updates for it. Due to this and the fact that SQL Server Express Edition will not work on XP, we have dropped support for Windows XP as well.
“I’m still evaluating Sohodox ”
If you’re evaluating Sohodox and have not yet purchased licenses, then you can continue with your Free Trial as usual. When you purchase Sohodox licenses, you will have to download and install the update setup for Version 9.2 and apply the registration key that we send you. If you prefer to try the latest version, please contact us for instructions about upgrading your current installation to v9.2
“I am already a Sohodox customer”
In that case please read through this carefully…
Why should I upgrade to Sohodox version 9 ?
Sohodox 9 is one of our biggest releases with a whole bunch of exciting new features which make it an even more efficient tool to manage your documents!! An update setup to upgrade your existing installations is now available. Check out the newly added features here.
Will upgrading to version 9 erase my existing data?
No – it won’t! When you upgrade to version 9.2, you will need to download the update setup, install it and run it. The update setup will upgrade your Sohodox DB but it will not touch your data. This means you do not lose your data. As always it is a good practice to back up your Sohodox DBs before any Sohodox upgrade.
What are the steps to update my SOHODOX installation?
1. Take a backup of your DB before upgrading to the latest version. Instructions for backup can be found here.
2. Make sure that SOHODOX is not running on any of the machines when running the update setup.
3. Start upgrading SOHODOX on the machine on which it is installed, in the Server mode.
4. Once the update setup is installed on the server machine, make sure that you start SOHODOX once.
5. The first time you log-in after installing the upgrade setup, you will need to log-in as the superadmin user so that the MainDB gets upgraded to the latest version.
6. Once this is done, make sure you install the update on all the Client machines individually.
That’s it! Once you have carried out the steps above, you are ready to use SOHODOX 9.2 to manage your documents even more efficiently than before!
How do I go about upgrading to version 9.2 ?
That depends on whether your Maintenance Subscription is currently active or it has ended. If the Maintenance Subscription is currently active, you just need to download and install the update setup, run it, restart Sohodox and continue using it as usual (you must update the Sohodox installation on each machine). But if your Maintenance Subscription has come to an end, you will need to purchase Maintenance Subscriptions – as many as the number of Sohodox licenses you own. You can purchase Maintenance Subscriptions by contacting us at [email protected]. Once you purchase the Maintenance Subscriptions, we will email you the registration key and the link to download the update setup. You can then download and install the update setup, run it, restart Sohodox and continue using it as usual. It’s that simple!
As promised, we will be making an exception to our one year free upgrade policy because of the unexpected delay in release the Update Setup for SOHODOX v9.2. So if your maintenance subscription was active as on March 13 2014, you will be able to upgrade to SOHODOX v9, free of cost.
What if I choose not to upgrade to Sohodox 9?
You can still carry on using Sohodox as usual, but in case you face an issue requiring support from our side, one of the first things we would ask you to do would be to upgrade your version to the latest one. Often, that by itself is sufficient to resolve the issue. So it is always beneficial to keep your Sohodox updated to the latest version.
My Maintenance Subscription ended on (or before) 12th Mar 2014. I want to upgrade to Sohodox 9. How can I do so?
If your Maintenance Subscription came to an end on or before 12th March 2014, you will need to purchase as many Maintenance Subscriptions as the number of Sohodox licenses you own. You can purchase Maintenance Subscriptions by contacting us at [email protected]. Once you purchase the Maintenance Subscriptions, we will email you the registration key and the link to download the update setup. You can then download and install the update setup, run it, restart Sohodox and continue using it as usual. It’s that simple!
Note for both – existing customers as well as users evaluating Sohodox :
Please do not use the Full Setup to update an existing installation of Sohodox – always use the Update Setup. Also, you must not uninstall an existing version and attempt to install the latest version of Sohodox using the Full Setup. This will *not* work. Download the update setup and follow instructions given above to upgrade to v9.2.