MS Office 2019 Compatibility

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MS Office 2019 is about to be released (early October). Has Reckon done any compatibility testing, especially with Outlook on Reckon desktop products ?
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Steve Cook

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Orkun Evren

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Steve, Reckon are still trying to get their products to work with Outlook 2007-2016. Asking a bit much to get them to start on 2019. At current rate 2019 compatibility will be working by 2030.....
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Yes that's what I expect. Reckon's response will be something like....

Reckon 2018 (and earlier) products will not be patched.
Reckon 2019 desktop products will be compatible.
Customers will need to purchase the 2019 product.
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That's an answer I would be happy with. Enterprise 2018 with current office 365 and I am still using workarounds after 4 years. I pray they say 2019 will be 100% compatible with 2019. At least then I can forego all the vulnerabilities created with workarounds. Fingers crossed.... if my patience doesn't get the better of me by then that is.
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Testing is currently in progress for the 2019 Reckon Accounts Business edition.

Office 2019 (32bit) is compatible with Reckon Accounts Personal 2019.
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So basically as expected. RA2018 is not being patched.
Would be nice if Reckon at least developed a free patch/update for RA2017 and later

Yes i'm dreaming...
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Steve you cannot be serious
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John Campbell

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Kevin,

Should we seriously expect Reckon Accounts or RPP to have update patches ?

Unfortunately other products do provide this type of service, so Steve should be excused for his mistake.
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John excuse me! Reckon have worked on a release schedule for over two decades. The other desktop accounting software use the same exact approach. I only know this because I have been using them all for over 20 years. Would you seriously expect Reckon 2018 to work on Windows 3.11?
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Developers may be interested ..........

This week has been a HUGE week for Microsoft updates:
Windows and MS Office both had major updates

Windows 10 updated to version 1809 

I have MS Office 365 Pro Plus (which includes installed desktop products)

Both updates happened automatically

So now I have:

Windows 10 Pro version 1809 (64-bit) (OS Build 17763.1)
MS Office (32-bit) updated to version 2019 (Build 10827.20138)

And Reckon Accounts Premier 2018 (Release R2P) with Outlook 2019 ?

Working fine. All good, no issues ! Yay !! 

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Thanks Steve