The new Microsoft Windows Vista software is available for small businesses to use, but before you do, you may want to know that QuickBooks 2006 and earlier versions will not be supported by the new Vista operating system. Due to the Windows Vista compatibility “shims”, QB 2006 versions will however run many functions normally but the users will be alerted that they are running an unsupported configuration with the following wording:
“When running QuickBooks 2006 or earlier versions on Windows Vista, you will likely experience instability and unreliable behavior, even though these problems may not appear right away.”
Other softwares that are used in conjunction with your QB 2006 software may also experience problems. If your small business falls within this category, be sure that you upgrade your QuickBooks software to version 2007 if you plan to use Windows Vista. Another “thought” is to switch to Microsoft Office Accounting Express or Professional. Office Accounting Express is FREE so there is no expense incurred to switch. I can’t help but wonder if these incompatibility issues are simply part of Microsoft’s strategy to bring their small business accounting package to the forefront of the small business industry. Can’t wait to see what happens in 2007 and beyond.
Keeping your Business N Synergy
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!
Brian N. Stovall