Roundups

Issue 21.1 |

Roadsoft Frequently Asked Questions

This issue of the Roadsoft Roundup addresses some of the frequently asked questions we get and provides brief answers to those questions.

In addition, there's a brief announcement about the latest Roadsoft release. a reminder about our Tech Assist Tuesdays technical assistance sessions that are available, as well as a reminder for everyone to mark their calendars for the 2021 Roadsoft User Conference of the United States (RUCUS) that will be held at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mt. Pleasant on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Issue 20.4 |

Roadsoft 2021 Work Plan Updates

This issue of the Roadsoft Roundup summarizes the proceedings of the Fall Roadsoft User Group meeting, as well as the results of the Roadsoft 2021 work plan survey.

This issue includes Spotlight articles on Senior Software Architect Nick Koszykowski and Principal Programmer Luke Peterson.

Finally, in Tips & Tricks we highlight the ability to  graph roads surface trends in Roadsoft.

Issue 20.3 |

Project Builder and Routine Maintenance Update

This issue of the Roadsoft Roundup provides an overview of the updated features and functionality related to Routine Maintenance  and the Project Builder.\

This issue includes Spotlight articles on Senior Project Manager Gary Schlaff and Senior Software Engineer Mike Pionke.

Finally, this issue includes a couple more Roadsoft Tips & Tricks.

Issue 19.3 |

Planning for the Road Ahead - Roadsoft User Group & 2019 Survey Results

This issue of the Roadsoft Roundup summarizes the proceedings of the Fall Roadsoft User Group meeting, as well as the results of the Roadsoft 2020 work plan survey.

This issue begins a new running series of programmer spotlight articles on both student and full time staff programmers that work on Roadsoft and other Center for Technology & Training software programs. The spotlights include studetn programmer Joshua Hansen and Will Kirkconnell.

The issue announces the release of Roadsoft 2019.10 and Roadsoft Laptop Data Collector 2019.10.1, and gives a brief update on the status of the Michigan geographic framework migration. The Center for Technology and Training is currently working with various State of Michigan agencies with the intent of providing a framework migration in the 2020.3 release of Roadsoft in March of 2020.

This issue reminds customers that that Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January of 2020. In response, the CTT will also be ending their support for Windows 7 in January of 2020.

Finally, the issue reminds users that the CTT has ended their support for SQL Server 2008, 2008R2, and SQL Express 2008 due to Microsoft's end of support for those products as of July, 2019. Starting with the 2019.10 release, Roadsoft will no longer connect to any SQL 2008 database and users will have to update to a newer release of SQL Server.

 

Issue 20.2 |

Roadsoft 2020.X - Module & Feature Updates

This issue of the Roadsoft Roundup provides an overview of the updated features and functionality added to the Drainage Network module. It also reminds readers that Roadsoft has a Small Segment Tool that is useful to clean up small segments that can be created during the basemap migration process.

This issue includes Spotlight articles on User Interface & Experience Specialist Lindsey Wells and Software Developer & IT Support Specialist Jacob Coulson.

Finally, this issue includes a couple more Roadsoft Tips & Tricks.

Issue 19.2 |

Roadsoft 2019 Framework/Data Migration Update

This issue annouces that there will not be an update to the Michigan geographic framework base map (MGF) from version 17 to version 19 during the current TAMC data collection cycle due to the ongoing technology update by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). An update to the MGF version 19, along with the subsequent user data migration, will be included in a Roasoft release later this fall once the current TAMC data collection cycle is completed.

In addition, this issue annouces that the 2018 crash data, along with updated crash data for 2015-17, is available for import starting with Roadsoft 2019.6. The issue also announces the release of the Roadsoft Mobile 2019.5 update that includes the new Road module. Agencies can now use their mobile devices to rate roads using the PASER and IBR rating methods.

This issue reminds customers that CTT has ended their support for SQL Server 2008, 2008R2, and SQL Express 2008 due to Microsoft's end of support for those products starting in July, 2019. Finally,it also reminds customers that Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January of 2020. In response, the CTT will also be ending their support for Windows 7 in January of 2020.

Issue 19.1 |

Roadsoft 2019.3 Primer

This issue announces the release of Roadsoft and Laptop Data Collector 2019.3. The issue explains that 2019.3 will not include a framework migration due to the ongoing technology upgrades to the Michigan geographic framework by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and the the Linear Referencing System by the Michigan Department of Transportation. It provides guidelines for agencies and regions regarding this year's PASER data collection as there will most likely be a mid-year data migration. This issue also announces the release of an updated Traffic Signal Module and outlines highlights of the updated module. This issue reminds customers that CTT has ended their support for SQL Server 2008, 2008R2, and SQL Express 2008 due to Microsoft's end of support for those products starting in July, 2019. Finally,it also reminds customers that Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January of 2020. In response, the CTT will also be ending their support for Windows 7 in January of 2020. 

Issue 20.1 |

Roadsoft 2020.X - What Happens During Migration?

This issue of the Roadsoft Roundup provides an overview of the Roadsoft migration process.  Roadsoft 2020.3 included the first Roadsoft data migration since 2017. This migration is significant as it converts Roadsoft from the previous Michigan Geographic framework to the new ESRI Roads & Highways base map.

This issue also provieds a quick summary of the 2020 Roadsoft User Conference of the United States (RUCUS).

In addition, this issue includes a Programmer Spotlight article on Senior Software Engineer Mary Crane.

Finally, this issue introduces a new regular feature highlighting Roadsoft Tips & Tricks.

Issue 19.4 |

Roadsoft Workplan 2020 Survey Responses to Comments

This issue of the Roadsoft Roundup address the comments and questions received in the Roadsoft 2020 work plan survey.

The issue gives a brief update on the status of the Michigan geographic framework migration. The Center for Technology and Training is currently working with various State of Michigan agencies with the intent of providing a framework migration in the 2020.3 release of Roadsoft in March of 2020.

This issue continues with programmer spotlights, introducing student programmer Joe Kurtz, and full time staff software engineers Sean Thorpe and Jeremy Guinn.

This issue reminds customers that that Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 in January of 2020. In response, the CTT will also end their support for Windows 7 in January of 2020.

Finally, the issue reminds users that the CTT has ended their support for SQL Server 2008, 2008R2, and SQL Express 2008 due to Microsoft's end of support for those products as of July, 2019. Starting with the 2019.10 release, Roadsoft will no longer connect to any SQL 2008 database and users will have to update to a newer release of SQL Server.

Issue 18.1 |

Introducing Roadsoft 2018.3

This issue announces the release of Roadsoft 2018.3, which streamlines the Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) data collection process and provides a number of feature and interface enhancements. The issue also explains that Roadsoft 2018.3 will not include a framework migration due to the ongoing technology upgrades to the Michigan geographic framework by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and the the Linear Referencing System by the Michigan Department of Transportation.