Good day to you all! Many of you will have heard of the imminent release of Exact Event Manager 1.8. Well, that day has come. On Thursday, June 7, Exact Event Manager 1.8 R2 will be Generally Available around the world.
This release of Exact Event Manager is purely a maintenance release. We have fixed a little over 35 issues, ranging from User Interface / Experience issues, down to low level behavioural issues that have been reported to us. This release has undergone extensive testing prior to being tested under what we call Region Testing. This phase in the release cylce is where we put Exact Event Manager 1.8R2 through its’ paces for three weeks by colleagues from the various regions within Exact. This builds on an already stable set of product in the orginal Exact Event Manager 1.8. In fact, we had only one bug reported during the Region Testing! Now that is not bad at all.
As stated, this is a maintenance release only. However, there is one additional “feature” that may be of interest to everyone. In fact, it is more of a utility than a feature. To be more precise, this is a Stored Procedure that we set against the required table. This little nugget is a Purge Utility that will assist in cleaning up the EEMResultDetails table, selected by date range. This will assist in ensuring that this table does not get too bloated with often redundant data. Remember, if you turn on logging for an event that runs every minute, we are recording and storing all the results of those events, and this table will morph into a little monster in no time at all. Now why do we store all this data you may ask? Well, right from the onset of the design phase, we were asked to provide information that allows users to analyze the results to determine if anything went wrong. So, the need to report and filter on results means we need to store it somewhere. This is the old “Which came first, the chicken or the egg” situation. Anyway, be that as it may, we have now provided a user driven Stored Procedure that will aid you in managing the size of this important table.
So, for those of you who have Exact Event Manager 1.8, I urge you to update to Exact Event Manager 1.8R2 and experience the benefits of a protracted and thorough testing / quality control cycle. For those of you who do not have Exact Event Manager 1.8, well, what are you waiting for! Exact Event Manager 1.8R2 is solid, robust, feature rich solution that is of extreme business value in any business, no matter the industry.
Should you have any questions on how to obtain this update, please contact your account manager or Exact support. Of course, I am always available.
Cheers for now!