We’re excited to announce the general availability for MMS version 4.2. This release includes a new User Interface framework, accessibility (section 508) improvements, performance enhancements, and bug fixes that will be the basis for upcoming releases.
Understanding the timing of this release in your school calendar, there are 2 options for upgrade path:
- Release 4.1.3 – For customers not wishing to introduce the new UI to teachers during the course of a term, 4.1.3 includes bug fixes, performance improvements, and documented enhancements. You can preview 4.1.3 here.
- Release 4.2 – 4.2 includes our revised screen design. Navigation and workflows have not been affected (beyond documented improvements.) This release has been tested and approved by teachers and tech directors. There is no training required. If not before winter break, we encourage updating to 4.2 before the end of winter break. You can preview 4.2 here.
Self-hosted customers: Either upgrade also requires the upgrade of MMS GE to version 14.2.02. Migrating to MMS OnLine eliminates your need to manage this process, and carries significant other benefits as well. You can download your updates here.
MMS OnLine Subscribers: Please complete the preference form on the right to indicate when you would like to accept this update.
All Customers: We know that user interface changes can create some questions for your end users. Here is sample language for introducing this update to your end users:
“As part of their usability initiative, MMS is introducing the foundation for future enhancements in their latest update. The update, which we will install on _____, includes a new design. This new design has been tested by teachers, and other end-users, who have universally agreed that while it is a significant improvement, there is no additional training needed.”
As always, if you have questions or need assistance, please call our Support Department at 888-641-9922.
Thank you for choosing MMS.