Friday, 18 April 2008

QuickBooks 2008 NonMultiCurrency vs. MultiCurrency ... pick MultiCurrency

We got our "Your Subscription will expire today" message yesterday. Yes, we had been getting warning before, but when we went through the activation process, the product came back as activated without going through the actual activation process.

So, a phone call into QuickBook's (QB) support line was in order.

Given a number of client's perilous, and sometimes catastrophic, experiences with QB 2008 non-MultiCurrency version, there was a great amount of misgiving expressed by us to the QB support technician on upgrading.

She made sure to reassure us that the QB MultiCurrency was actually a step up from the existing QB 2007 product as opposed to the non-MultiCurrency version which is an entirely new product.

So, we are going to make sure our accounting VMs (XP Pro) are all backed up and the undo disk feature is enabled for them prior to giving it a shot.

The main thing here is: With all of the problems the new non-MultiCurrency version (now in its 4th update edition) has, go for the MultiCurrency version which will hopefully step things up gracefully as the 05-06, 06-07 step-ups did.

We will let you know!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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