With a few more weeks of beta testing and bug fixes under our belt, we are prepared to move forward with the release of REsearch 4.3 on Monday, April 26, 2010. We will soon publish a more detailed timeline, including scheduled downtime and read-only restrictions, but mark your calendars today for the release — now just over two weeks away.

We would like to thank those of you that took the time to test the Beta release and provide additional feedback, which allowed us to better solidify our codebase. We now have a final set of fixes in process, which we want to have in place before the conversion. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we’ve taken extra steps to ensure a smooth transition.

In the days ahead, please help us get the word out to your coworkers and colleagues on the REsearch 4.3 release. You can review the key changes on our blog, and experience them via our Beta site. As part of the REsearch 4.3 launch, we will be providing new video tutorials and updated help documentation, as well as updating our training curriculum. More on that later.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Bob Schoenthal
Product Manager, Hawaii Information Service