Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Vista Application Compatibility Update

Microsoft have released a compatibility update for Vista which includes updates for Microsoft Money 2005 and 2006.

At present, I haven't had an opportunity to look to see whether the OFX import is fixed for Money 2005, which is a common complaint, but I am reasonably hopeful that it is

More details at my FAQ site in Article 459 or at the Microsoft KB article KB 929427.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Money 2007 Service Pack 2

Microsoft released a small Service Pack for Money 2007 to fix an issue in Windows Vista. See FAQ Article 458 for some more details.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Overhaul of site done

I've been doing some work, on and off, over the last few months on the http://moneymvps.org website. I have today redeployed the changed code.

The main purpose of this update was to make the whole site quicker and more efficient. I've put in some effort on the caching of FAQ and category pages.

In addition I added a 'keywords' section - this is based on some tags that I have for many pages and serves as a glossary for the site. If you are looking for a particular word, then if I deem it important enough to be part of the keyword index, it will hopefully be featured in the new section. I have plenty of work to do in this area, as not all FAQ articles yet have keywords, and some don't have enough.

There are a few changes that I've incorporated in the background to make it easier for me to administer the code. These include the use of HttpModules for error handling and some changes to the way the system retrieves data from the database that it sits on.

Hopefully you'll see the speed improvements, and hopefully I'll see a lot less errors :-)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all readers. Hopefully I'll be able to put more time into this site in the next few months, but i'll have to see.

Anyway, on new year's day yesterday, I managed to put a couple more articles together which had been on my list of things to be added for a while:

  • FAQ Article 453 - A quick walkthrough of downloading an OFX statement and importing it
  • FAQ Article 454 - Saving income in expense categories and vice versa

I updated a few other articles with some minor changes, referencing article 453, for example. Updated articles can always been found on the recently updated page