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11/30/2016 - Quarterly Newsletter


Part 1 of the 2016 Year-End issue of the PowerChurch Software newsletter was published today. If you aren't on the list, visit www.powerchurch.com/email to sign up now!

www.powerchurch.com/support/452/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-year-end-2016-part-1

View the archive here: www.powerchurch.com/newsletter



11/29/2016 - Check In Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release for the PowerChurch Check In system has been published, dated 11/29/2016.

There are no longer separate installers for kiosk and server components. The kiosks will update automatically after connecting to the server the first time.

This includes major updates to both the server and kiosk. The server component has been completely replaced with a new control that is faster and more reliable than the previous server control. We initially rolled this update out to Check In for PowerChurch Online users earlier this year without issue. However, it is strongly recommended that you install the update and allow time for testing prior to your first check in event.

Visit http://www.powerchurch.com/mr to download and install this release.

PowerChurch Online users will be updated automatically and do not need to install Maintenance Release updates.

This update fixes the following issues:

Server

  • Setup defaults to C:PowerChurchPCPLUS11
  • New server component

Kiosk

  • Error when using a networked Dymo printer
  • Kiosk timeout is too short
  • On timeout, kiosk goes into non-responsive state
  • Update color schemes and shortcut icons
  • Kiosk application is now DPI aware and will scale for large fonts
  • While screen is locked, grayed out background can flash multiple times
  • Do not call back to the server to load the same picture multiple times
  • Picture loading can be slow
  • Swipe scrolling and mouse wheel support for many (but not yet all) devices
  • Go To and Print Reports pop up menus now close on ESC key or by clicking away


10/31/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 10/31/2016 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.5.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Fund Accounting

  • In rare instances, a "Record is out of range" error can occur when entering transactions.

Constant Contact

  • Property 'prevtime' is not found error when completing the process.
  • File 'removefrompowerchurchlists.prg' does not exist error.


10/19/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 10/19/2016 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.5.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Accounting

  • Check Number is not a required field on Maintain Computer Generated Checks
  • Create NACHA file for direct deposit

Contributions

  • Vanco Import is no longer successfully connecting to server.
  • Contributors with only last name (business) have a space where first name should be
  • Difference in settlement date can cause Vanco contributions to be skipped
  • Contributors can be missing from Contribution Statements after a very specific series of steps

Constant Contact redesigned

  • Constant Contact Sync can now be added to the Windows Task Scheduler (not available in PowerChurch Online)
  • Uses a newer, faster Constant Contact API
  • Existing lists are no longer deleted and rebuilt. Instead only changes are synced.


09/14/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/14/2016 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.5.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

  • Maintenance Release validation calls web server via http
  • Registration form submits to web server via http
  • PowerChurch Today Community tab might still show 'Access Denied' (Clear browsing history from Internet Options if this is the case)


09/12/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 09/12/2016 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.5.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

General

  • Installer does not prompt for destination directory
  • Installer needs to close other running programs to update files
  • PowerChurch Today shows "Access Denied" in Community tab
  • A PDF of the user manual is now available under Help > PowerChurch Manual PDF and under the Start Menu program group

OneBody

  • OneBody Sync includes unlisted phone numbers
  • Copy and paste the API key may cut off the last few digits
  • Shows a message saying that the URL was not entered


08/10/2016 - Version 11.5 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 08/10/2016 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.5.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

PowerChurch Online servers will updated automatically overnight, so PowerChurch Online users need not take any action to receive this update.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issues:

Family Mailing List

  • Add family assistant does not allow you to go previous to the first step
  • Email address and age labels are not cleared out when adding a second family

Personal Profiles

  • It is possible to assign the same directory sequence to two profiles in the same family

Check In Setup Options

  • Personal Status Code selections are not properly saved

Contributions

  • Selected Contributors mail merge does not include $0 contributors
  • Selected Contributors mail merge ignores Include in Mailout setting

Accounts Payable

  • Error message when Find on Maintain Vendor Records
  • If no vendors exist, the Quick Add Vendor account lookups are disabled

Accounts Receivable

  • Invoice with negative dollar amount will not properly close

Fund Accounting

  • Bank Reconciliation - Deposits and Withdrawals lists should not both be active
  • Edit & Finish Accounting Setup - Add account error

Custom Reports

  • Tagged Profiles/Families selections do not accept "Y" or "N"

Events Calendar

  • If event times are visible on the calendar, they should also be included on the print calendar


08/10/2016 - Quarterly Newsletter


The Summer 2016 issue of the PowerChurch Software newsletter was published today. If you aren't on the list, visit www.powerchurch.com/email to sign up now!

www.powerchurch.com/support/451/5/powerchurch-software-newsletter-summer-2016

View the archive here: www.powerchurch.com/newsletter



07/15/2016 - Phone Service Restored!


Our phone service is now back up and running. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused.

 



06/20/2016 - Version 11 Maintenance Release


A new Maintenance Release dated 06/20/2016 has been released for PowerChurch Plus Version 11.

The program will automatically download and install this update by going to Help > Download Maintenance Release, or you can manually download and install the Maintenance Release installer by visiting http://www.powerchurch.com/mr in your web browser.

This Maintenance Release resolves the following issue:

Quick Tasks - Links to run reports from the Quick Tasks menu return that the user does not have access to this feature.



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