I installed FMP12 on my computer this morning and tried to open a small .fmp7 file. I was given no option other than to convert the file to .fmp12.
Apparently FMP12 is not backward compatible with the previous .fmp7 file format.
I have two rather complex databases running on Server 11 Advance and approximately 50 clients running a mixture of FMP10 and 11.
In order to upgrade(?) the plant to FMP12 I will have to SIMULTANEOUSLY install FMP12 on all 50 workstations and then install Server 12 Advance and then convert the DBs.
What a gigantic pain in my ***!
Why couldn't the new version be compatible with the old file format so that large installations could be upgraded in stages?