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What’s New?

Class is now on the Cloud

As many of you will know, Infospeed has been working very hard to move Class onto the Cloud. We are now delighted to be welcoming new customers and existing customers onto our new multi-tenancy cloud platform – Class Cloud.

Class Cloud will look and feel exactly like your current version of Class. The SQL Server database also remains the same so the transition from .NET to Class Cloud is seamless. We simply move it onto a cloud platform.

The many benefits of Class Cloud

Class Cloud is now available for all customers. This gives you access to Class through the web on our SQL Server database, a hosted multi-tenancy solution. The Class product, database and documents are hosted by us on our cloud infrastructure. This gives you:

Low technical overhead

Flexibility

Cost efficiency

On-hand support

Future-proofing

How do I make the move to Class Cloud?

Most schools can make the full transition from Class.net to Class Cloud in 6 to 8 weeks. This can be completed sooner subject to receiving all of the necessary access to test and set up the system.

If you have an existing integration with a CRM, accounting system or any other third party system please discuss this with us. We will happily assist you to integrate with such platforms.

The first step is to contact us to discuss any technical questions with our Engineering and Sales teams:

Following confirmation that you wish to proceed, here’s what you can expect:

Technical requirements for running your school’s administrative system on the cloud

We’ve outlined the technical specifications for you and your IT manager to run through as you get started on Class Cloud.

Need a helping hand?

Most users who are familiar with Class.net won’t need training on Class Cloud since the front-end experience is the same. However, if you would like to receive some guidance, we can send you a brief overview of how Class Cloud works.

You can also access the Customer login area of the site for a wealth of training videos and documents, and you are welcome to apply to attend our free Super User training days.

We are also here any time to help you.

Important Class .NET Changes

Microsoft SQL Supported Versions
The latest version of Class is now compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to 2016.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (and 2005 Express) are no longer supported.

Please ensure that you review the latest Release Notes before upgrading.


Upgrading to Class 8.2.0?
An update to the Class Console will be required. Please install the update using ConsoleSetup.msi found within the Upgrade Zip file.

If you do not use this updated Console, you will encounter an error when checking for updates.


Important Notice – Latest release of Class 8.2.0 (NEW!)

When upgrading to Class 8.2.0, a new SMS Account ID will be required.  Please see Release Notes & HS239 for further information.

There has been a major enhancement to the Group Master Document templates. Some of the merge fields have been updated and after the upgrade may result in some important information missing. Therefore, changes will need to be made to the templates.

Detailed information is in the Release Notice which can be downloaded from our website or obtained by emailing support@infospeed.co.uk. We strongly recommend that this is read before the upgrade is carried out.

The Infospeed Team.