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Act! 18.2 Update 7 Available Now

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Hi everyone,


We are pleased to announce that Act! v18.2 Update 7 is now available. This update applies to all regional versions of Act! v18.2 Pro, Premium and Web, and will apply automatically to new v18.2 installations. Administrators can also use the Act! menu command Help > Act! Notifications to update an existing installation.


Licensing Component Update


Update 7 introduces our new Soraco licensing component for Act! v18.2 customers. This marks the final deliverable on our path to replacing the previous Protexis licensing service discontinued at the end of 2018. Further details can be found on our Important Notice for Act! Customers.


Please note that after applying Update 7, Act! may take a few seconds longer to open whilst it swaps out the existing product serial with a new one. This will only affect the first open of Act! after updating. There is no database schema update in this release.


Important: Language Support


Due to Update 7 needing to support earlier versions of .NET Framework, it implements a slightly older version of the Soraco licensing component. Unfortunately it is not possible to localize this component, meaning that the licensing wizard will appear in English for all customers.


The impact on this for existing German, French or Canadian French users should be minimal, as their serial number is automatically swapped out so they should not need to interact with the wizard directly. If you speak to a customer who is impacted, please pass on our apologies for any inconvenience and explain that this was a technical limitation we could not overcome.