In April Exact concluded that its software would run better on the Windows 7 platform than on Vista. The decision was made to have Exact Globe running on the new operating system as soon as possible. As announced on Exact’s product blog in July, Exact Software wanted to become one of the first European software vendors to receive certification. By the time the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference took place in July, Exact Globe was certified and ready to run on Windows 7.
As a result of the certification, Exact is one of a select group of partners currently being promoted by Microsoft on the Ready. Set. 7. website. The certifcation places Exact Globe (as per product update 395) among the first wave of products that is Windows 7 compatible, well before the launch of the new OS, and allows us to profit from the exposure on the Microsoft website.
On the Ready. Set. 7. website you’ll find our logo and behind it, a short piece describing the advantages we’ll be able to provide to our customers thanks to the Windows 7 productivity enhancements. A short film featuring Aad ‘t Hart can also be viewed, in which he gives his views on what Windows 7 can do for our customers. “Windows 7 increases the productivity of the Exact Globe end user,” Aad says.
For end users, the OS will be faster, use less memory, and lengthen the battery life. For Exact Globe users, the user-friendlier task bar and ‘jump list’ will allow them to work more quickly and efficiently, with faster access to their most frequently used administrations. In short, the new Windows 7 will create value by allowing our customers to focus more on their core business.
Exact customers with access to Exact’s customer portal, can read more details in the release notes.