|Release of farmerswife 4.11 ...|
We are very pleased to announce today's release of version 4.11 for farmerswife (Advanced) including the new farmerswife play!
The release of version 4.11 marks a major stage in the expansion of farmerswife development which now delivers new and enhanced multi-platform tools allowing users to easily monitor, capture and report on all information specific to their business - instantly and accurately.
Version 4.11 contains more than 190 native changes since the release of the previous 4.10, including more than 90 new Features (16 Hot ones), 19 other changes and 81 Bug Fixes! The following summary highlights the most important features. The complete and detailed information of all new changes and features can be found in the 4.11 Release Notes (included in each WIFE Server and Client installer or to open at the end of this page).
As part of the new version release, the passwords for the FTP account "customer_access", "fwbeta" and for the Knowledge Base on our website have changed.
Customers with an active Service & Maintenance agreement with us will receive the new connection details with their new 4.11 license.
farmerswife Play - public Beta release with 4.11!
farmerswife play is a new media collaboration tool that enables post production companies to easily and securely store & share media with their advertising and production clients. play allows users to easily encode, share and collaborate on dailies and masters while keeping the raw high quality media material stored securely at the Post House.
The integration to Telestream Episode® 6 provides automatic and on-demand transcoding of movies for web, iPhone and other formats directly from within farmerswife.
New iOS Farmers WIFE 4.11 app available on Apple's App Store
Web Cal: Let your clients be up to date!
A User or Contact can now subscribe to a Project or an Hourline view through WebCal as well! This also allows you to print a Project overview in iCal/Outlook calendar style as a monthly overview. For more details on the configuration see the Release Notes.
Ready to Exchange!
farmerswife is again able to update Events to Microsoft Exchange 2010. By using this feature WIFE will post the schedule changes to the Exchange user's calendar. The updated Events are read-only in the user's Exchange calendar.
The new "Event Schedule Changes Email Sendout" dramatically simplifies and replaces the legacy "Event Notifier".
Bookings in a new look
Class Bookings now have the standard fields (Name, Booking Note, Invoice Note, Fixed Price Field) displayed next to each other at the top of the window and any Custom Fields are added below in between the standard fields and the additional Booking information fields (Status, Checkpoints, History/Involved windows).
Improved Web Client stability and new features added
The new ‘Calendar Navigation’ buttons allow easy navigation through the “main” Calendar by Day, Week or Month. The "long-form calendar" which always provides an overview of Events in a whole month can also still be used to jump to specific days. And they can be used together as before, e.g. move single day Bookings with drag&drop to different dates. Especially when using the Week or Month view the new "All Day" Bookings area at the top of the main Calendar displays "All Day" Bookings. This cleans up the main Calendar views (Day & Week) and shows in a more consistent way the Bookings scheduled for a full day.
More Budgeting Features
A new button 'Attach Selected Actuals' in the Budgeting window > Actuals pane lets you attach only the selected Actuals to the selected Budget. Also when an Actual is attached to a Budget Account, it now also uses the Activity to guess which Budget Detail it should be attached to. Also when creating a Booking in Scheduling Mode, the Activity and Rates of the dragged Budget Detail can now be used. The attached actuals now show a combined string with the Object Name, Activity, Booking Name, Booking Number and Date, like this: "Anne / Editing / Class Booking / Load uncut material / 13456 / 29-09-2011".
New Invoice Grouping for Financial Reports
When creating reports for Invoices using the Financial Report, typically the "Project/Media Order/Unref.Invoice" grouping has been used to show the Project and Client information, as well as some fields from the Invoice. Now there is a new grouping - Invoice - which contains all the fields from the Project grouping as well as all the relevant Invoice fields, and Invoice Custom Fields.
Don’t miss the Discounts!
Previously you could configure a Print Designer template to not show Elements that have a "0" Sell Rate. This is useful when printing e.g. Invoices from the Invoice Editor or Invoice Statements from Projects based on the Final Invoice View that should show the Rooms & Rates but not the Operators if they had no Rates.
Drag and drop your Frameworks and Binders!
Binders can now be dragged onto another day in the Long Form just like Bookings. This will cause all Bookings and Frameworks in the Binder to move the Start or End day. Also a day in a Framework can be dragged and dropped around now for fast and easy re-scheduling.
WIFE goes 64 on Windows
The WIFE Server application on Windows now natively supports to run in 64bit mode. To run the WIFE Server in this mode, simply start the new "Farmers WIFE 64bit.exe" located within the "system" folder which is in the WIFE Server's root installation directory. Please make sure to update any shortcuts and you might have to install the 64bit JRE version for the Web Client to work.
Lost your WIFE?
Version 4.11 has a new optimized and improved Client application to Server communication protocol. When the WIFE Client application loses network connection to the WIFE Server, after reconnection to the network the WIFE Client will reconnect and you can continue to work without having to log-in again.
Download: 4.11 Release Notes (HTML)