Philip Johnson has been a software developer for over 33 years and has been involved with Abraquest since 2005. He is the director of Spherical Software Limited (www.sphericalsoftware.com), the company that owns Abraquest.
Abraquest Release 188.8.131.52
The latest Abraquest maintenance release has a number of updates for customers who have slow internet, use Abraquest with multiple users on the same PC at the same time (i.e. use Switch User) or have had issues with having to enter the Abraquest licence key more than once. All users should upgrade to this release.
The planned next release of Abraquest (184.108.40.206) has been put back in order to properly address these issues which occured at a small number of customers. With this out of the way we now have a clear run to the upcoming Unattended Issue/Return release of Abraquest.
If an error message appears when a customer is using Abraquest, we receive an email with the details. Our policy is a zero errors policy. Both 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 covered a number of issues that have restored us back to zero errors again.
There is one enhancement in this release, where one customer in particular didn't like the new paler grey colour scheme due to the lower contrast. Abraquest was blue up until 2013, which the customer was used to. So now to solve this problem once and for all we have given each individual user the choice of colour schemes, and there are well over a couple of dozen to choose from.
Abraquest will remember if the theme is changed and use it the next time it is run (for that user only).
Here is an example of Abraquest with the Office 2007 Green theme:
Abraquest with the Office 2007 Green theme
We welcome any feedback as always. Please tell us which you prefer, or if you would prefer us to make a custom theme for you in your school colours...
Don't forget: If you are an Abraquest Software Assurance customer and you make a suggestion that is taken on board, we will extend your Abraquest Software Assurance/Abraquest Automated Backup by a month. What other software company PAYS THE CUSTOMER for making enhancements to the software?
Watch out for the next release, which will include enhancements to Issue/Returns and also include the Unattended Issue/Returns as an option for customers that require this feature.