Class Cloud – Upgrade Version 8.5.0 (Password Change coming this weekend to Class Cloud)

No Comments Posted on 05/12/19 in Category News

Dear Class Cloud customer,

On 7th December at 10:00pm UTC, we are upgrading our Class Cloud Platform to version 8.5.0. Below we outline some important items you need to be aware of for the change this weekend.  How long will this take?

We anticipate this will take between 2 to 4 hours to complete. Throughout this maintenance window, Class will not be available. 

Important changes to Class you should be aware of!

Please be aware that all users will be asked to change their
password when they login. This is to increase …

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Class Web Starter Pack

No Comments Posted on 19/09/19 in Category New Customers, News, Product News

Just 4 months after the acquisition of Infospeed by Embrace, we are delighted to say that Class is launching Class Web Starter Pack.

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Embrace Software Inc. Acquires Infospeed Ltd.

No Comments Posted on 10/05/19 in Category News

We are delighted to share with you the news that Infospeed Ltd has been bought by Embrace Software Inc., a Canada-based acquirer and operatorof niche software.  Over the last few months the Directors Carol, Graham and Gary have been working with Mohan Plakkot, CEO of Embrace, to agree a deal and ensure that Class finds a new owner that respects our product and our continued desire …

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Class Systems: 30 Years, 30 Tips!

No Comments Posted on 05/12/18 in Category New Customers, News, Product News

30 tips using class systems

2019 marks the 30-year anniversary for Class! Look out for special announcements throughout the year.

Over the months and years, we’ve shared loads of little tips to help our 2,500+ customers use Class more effectively.

Today, to kick off the celebrations of our 30-year anniversary, we’ve gathered up our 30 top tips to share some neat little tricks you may not have known about that make Class so special.

See all 30 tips below and contact us if you have any questions …

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Temporary summer users

No Comments Posted on 19/06/18 in Category News

With the busy summer season now here, do you need a temporary increase in Class users?

If so, we can quote you for a period of weeks or months to get you over your peak period. It’s easy to do – simply agree the quote and we will connect to add the users straight away or on a date you choose. We’ll then remove them at the end of that period. If you’d like a quote, please contact today!

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Class is now on the Cloud!

No Comments Posted on 15/06/17 in Category Product News

We have some fantastic news that most of our customers will be thrilled to hear… the existing Class.NET platform is now available on ‘the Cloud’ – Class Cloud!
You now have the option to upgrade from your current server-based Class.NET to Class Cloud and the benefits are plentiful!

What are the benefits of Class Cloud?

the existing Class.NET front-end that you’re accustomed to seeing/using can now be hosted by Infospeed
your IT costs are vastly reduced:

there is NO need for (the purchase, maintenance and replacement of) an in-house …

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Class.NET Version 8 is now available for downloading!

No Comments Posted on 01/06/17 in Category Product News

Class.NET Version 8 is now available for downloading from our website!

Just a few of the many enhancements include:

Class compatibility with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to 2016
the ability to configure Class to email through TLS/SSL SMTP protocols eg. Microsoft 365
the ability to report on accommodation payments made to host families
further enhancements to accommodation, groups and the Teacher Portal module

A short video is available to explain the new features and enhancements (password available from

If you have any questions about …

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Class Update: Ransomware and Backups

No Comments Posted on 25/05/17 in Category News

Dear Customer,

We hope you are all well and looking forward to a productive and busy summer!
In light of recent events in the news, we have decided to give you a general update on Ransomware, Backups and certain technical aspects of Class. Although useful to ALL Class users, please do feel free to forward this to your IT team. If they aren’t already included, please do ask them to contact us should they wish to receive all future technical mailshots.

Ransomware and Backups
We’ve seen a …

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March 2017 Super User session

No Comments Posted on 17/03/17 in Category News

Thanks to all of this week’s super users for their time and input during the course of your 2-day induction – we hope you’ve learnt lots!

Main pictureL-r: Paul (MLS), Giulia (Kaplan), Max (CIE Oxford), Chris (English Language House), Jacqui (MLS), Denise (Chichester College), Tatiana (English Language House), Karen (Chichester College), Gary (Infospeed), Maria (Kaplan), Patrizia (Kaplan) and Monica (Kaplan).

Have a safe journey home!

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Class.NET Version 7.13 is now available for downloading!

No Comments Posted on 02/03/17 in Category News

Class.NET Version 7.13 is NOW available for downloading from our website!

We will no longer be doing the online refresher sessions, however with every new release of Class.NET, a short video is made available to explain the new features and enhancements.
This can be found here shortly after the release (password available from

If you have any questions about new features or need assistance with upgrading, please email us!

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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 We strongly recommend that this is read before the upgrade is carried out.

The Infospeed Team.