NewViews Versions and Updating

NV2 is constantly under development in response to user requests for new features / functions and enhancements that improve the user experience.

If you have not updated your version of NV2 within the last year, you are missing some of the most desirable features / functions / enhancements that have been added to date.

To view the details of the improvements provided by each new version of NV2, click on the version numbers listed to the right.

Release Identifiers

Each release of NewViews is uniquely identified by a release identifier. A release identifier consists of four numbers separated by dots in a form as shown below:

VersionMajor.VersionMinor.ServicePack.ReleaseDate

For example, the identifier “2.27.3.20140331” would represent version 2.27, service pack 3, and it was released on March 31, 2014. We further describe the meaning of each component of this (fictitious) release identifier below.

  • 2.27 – Major and Minor Version NumbersThe first two numbers are the major and minor version numbers so this example represents NewViews version two point one (2.27).The minor version number changes for relatively small changes to functionality and the major version changes for very significant changes. After downloading and installing a new version, some database processing may be required to upgrade a database to the new version. The processing occurs only the first time you open a database using the new version. The processing is generally automatic and you will be asked for confirmation before any processing is performed. After a database is upgraded to a newer version, it cannot be accessed using an older program version as NewViews versions only move forward.
  • 3 – Service Pack NumberThis is the service pack number. The example represents the third service pack released for version 2.27.A service pack does not introduce any significant functionality changes and does not introduce any incompatibility in databases used with prior releases. Typically bugs are fixed, performance is improved, and documentation and error messages are enhanced. Additional non-database functionality such as scripts or Tcl/Tk packages may also be included in the service pack.

    The service pack number is reset to zero whenever the major or minor version number changes.

  • 20140331 – Release Date. This is the date the release was added to the Q.W.Page web site for download. The date is in yyyymmdd format so the example was released on Mar 31, 2014.IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    It is Q.W.Page policy to release new service packs immediately when bugs are detected and corrected. The alternative is to accumulate a larger number of fixes until it is convenient to introduce a new release. Although the Q.W.Page policy results in a larger number of service packs, each containing fewer fixes, this makes the fixes available at the earliest possible moment. This policy is made possible largely because installing a new release is relatively fast and painless.

nv2.27.3.20140331-win32-ix86.exe

The release identifier is encoded into the program name for easy identification, and also provides the benefit that installation programs are sorted in the directory system according to the order released.

The installation program name includes additional information that identifies the hardware and operating system for the release. The same NewViews version or service pack may be released simultaneously on different platforms.

Version 2.31 - 2017 Feb 24

2.31.0.20170224

What’s New

  • Maintenance release
  • New Tools for the Non-Profit Housing release
    • Tools for moving members/tenants in, out, and internally.
    • Creates all necessary transactions involved in the move.
    • Print Rent Receipts for members/tenants.
  • Problem/Bug Fixes

Service Packs

  • 2.31.1 (March 31, 2017)
  • 2.31.2 (August 23, 2017)
  • 2.31.3 (November 3, 2017)

Version 2.30 - 2016 Dec 22

2.30.0.20161222

What’s New

  • 2017 Payroll
  • New Prompt Display Styles
  • User Option – Always Collect Password
  • User Option – Always Backup at Logout
  • Net Performance Command
  • Server/Service Connection Monitor
  • EFT Canadian Payments Assoc. Standard 005
  • Canadian T5 Update
  • Problem/Bug Fixes

Service Packs

  • 2.30.1 (December 30, 2016)
  • 2.30.2 (January 6, 2017)
  • 2.30.3 (January 27, 2017)

Version 2.29 - 2016 July 27

2.29.0.20160727

What’s New

  • Attachments
  • Improved Server Performance and Scalability
  • Server Database Groups
  • July 2016 Payroll Update
    British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island
  • Record of Employment (XML)
  • Display Resize
  • Option to Print Without Line Numbers
  • Create PDF Files Directly via MS Office 2007 (or newer)
  • Problem/Bug Fixes

Service Packs

  • 2.29.1 (July 29, 2016)
  • 2.29.2 (September 23, 2016)
  • 2.29.3 (October 4, 2016)

Version 2.28 - 2015 April 20

2.28.0.20150416

What’s New

  • Auto Reconcile
  • EFT Deposits – Pre-Authorized Debits
  • January 2015 Payroll
  • Remote Server Access
  • Auto-Update Workstation from Server
  • Running NewViews as a Windows Service
  • Simplified Define Columns Prompt
  • User Rights – Pinpoint Read Only
  • Print Notes Windows
  • EFT for National Bank and Credit Unions
  • Simplified Amount Column Setup

Service Packs

  • 2.28.1 (April 20, 2015)
  • 2.28.2 (June 30, 2015)
  • 2.28.3 (December 21, 2015)
  • 2.28.4 (March 9, 2016)

Version 2.27 - 2013 Dec 20

2.27.0.20131220

What’s New

  • January 2014 Payroll
  • Budgeting Improved
  • Updated Interface
  • Homing in on Table Rows Improved
  • Default installation folder changed to nv2
  • Performance Improvements

Service Packs

  • 2.27.1 (Jan 31, 2014)
  • 2.27.2 (Apr 22, 2014)
  • 2.27.3 (Jul 10, 2014)
  • 2.27.4 (Aug 8, 2014)
  • 2.27.5 (Dec 18, 2014)

Version 2.26 - 2013 Jul 12

2.26.0.20130712

What’s New

  • July 2013 Payroll Update
  • Digital signatures added to NewViews programs
  • Modified the Define Column command
  • Added the Go Cross Account command
  • Function key keyboard template
  • Edit Sales Transaction Detail Item Total
  • Tools>Create Transactions>Duplicate now available in Tool Button Bar
  • Block>Copy and Block>Paste now available for transaction detail items
  • An audit record is created for every check printed
  • Bank Deposit and Bank Payment transactions now support Quantities and Rates
  • sort_items script for sorting by values not indexed
  • Added Customer Number to Help About

Service Packs

  • 2.26.1 (Sep 13, 2013)

Version 2.25 - 2012 Dec 20

2.25.0.20121220

What’s New

  • January 2013 Payroll
  • Updated Interface
  • Database Utilities Repair Transaction Amounts Command
  • Database Utilities Reorganize Transactions Command
  • Database Utilities Repair Floating Addresses Command
  • Transaction proof check upgraded
  • Help>TeamViewer Support menu command
  • Mail Merge templates can now include Notes
  • Print Account Ledger Open View
  • Print AP Checks can now display detail cross accounts
  • Payroll Paylist supports menu command Tools>Fill Column
  • Canada Payroll 53 period ROE templated printing
  • USA Payroll Fringe Benefits
  • USA Payroll Vacation Pay Summary
  • USA Payroll User Edit W2 Boxes 12DD and 12W

Service Packs

  • 2.25.1 (Jan 10, 2013)
  • 2.25.2 (Jan 17, 2013)
  • 2.25.3 (Jan 31, 2013)
  • 2.25.4 (Mar 19, 2013)
  • 2.25.5 (May 10, 2013)

Version 2.24 - 2012 Sep 10

2.24.0.20120910

What’s New

  • Updated Interface
  • Two New Scripts
  • Updated 941 Printing Templates
  • Behavior Changes

Service Packs

  • 2.24.1 (Oct 29, 2012)

Version 2.23 - 2012 Aug 23

2.23.0.20120823

What’s New

  • User Option to enable/disable Automatic Pick Boxes
  • Easier/Selectable Window Behaviour
  • Multiple Pick Roots
  • Print MICR code on blank checks
  • Create New Books from a Template
  • Export window templates
  • Export screen templates
  • July 2012 Payroll Update
  • Go to Any Account, from anywhere
  • New Accounts Historic Aging View
  • New Accounting Primer
  • New Reference Column on Bank Deposits Distributions
  • New Undo Button
  • New Description Column for Workstation Login Table
  • New location for Print Templates
  • Updated horizontal employee EFT info view
  • Updated Additional Info Column
  • Updated Print Statement template fields

Service Packs

  • 2.23.1 (Aug 28, 2012)

Version 2.22 - 2011 Jan 24

2.22.0.20111220

What’s New

  • Presentation Quality Reports
  • January 2012 Payroll
  • Payroll Report Update – Paychecks
  • Caseware Export
  • TeamViewer is now installed with NewViews
  • You can now control backup reminders
  • Microsoft .xlsx and .docx file types
  • Improved Access/Audit Information Views

Service Packs

  • 2.22.1 (Dec 30, 2011)
  • 2.22.2 (Jan 12, 2012)
  • 2.22.3 (Jan 18, 2012)

Version 2.21 - 2011 Aug 26

2.21.0.20110826

What’s New

  • Proof Control Tool
  • Transactions Totalto Graph Above
  • Improved Cash Purchases with Extra Addresses
  • Reusable Check Addresses
  • Inventory – Units of Measure
  • Backorders
  • CGS Refresh
  • July 2011 Payroll
  • Updated Payroll, EHT & WCB
  • Improved T5018 Contract Payments
  • Paycodes – Account Table Views
  • New Ledger Column, Cross Account Description
  • Updated Sales Account View
  • Updated Tips and Techniques
  • Window Private Setup
  • New Quick Start Guide
  • New VAT Based Starter Template Books

Service Packs

  • 2.21.1 (Oct 28, 2011)
  • 2.21.2 (Nov 09, 2011)

Version 2.20 - 2011 Jan 24

2.20.0.20110124

What’s New

  • January 2011 Payroll
  • Print/e-file T4A Forms
  • Print/e-file T5 Forms
  • Print/e-file T5018 Forms
  • New CRA Settings Prompt
  • Expanded Vendor CRA Setting
  • Expanded T4 Summary List
  • Updated Tips and Techniques

Service Packs

  • 2.20.1 (Feb 22, 2011)
  • 2.20.2 (Feb 28, 2011)

Version 2.15 - 2009 Jul 27

2.15.0.20090727

What’s New

  • Summary postings have been eliminated
  • Enforce unique transaction Ref #s
  • Terminal Server User Serial Numbers.
  • New Columns Account PayCodes Script

Service Packs

  • 2.15.1 (Aug 14, 2009)
  • 2.15.2 (Aug 28, 2009)
  • 2.15.3 (Sep 03, 2009)

Version 2.10 - 2008 Feb 18

2.10.0.20080218

What’s New

  • Sort account ledgers by order entered
  • Summary postings for smaller and faster databases
  • Create Transactions – General
  • Create Recurring Transactions
  • Create Duplicate Transactions
  • Charge Interest – Balance
  • 2008 Payroll update
  • T4 Summary Report
  • Internet File Transfer (XML)
  • Sort employees by name
  • NewViews program name changed from nv20.exe to nv2.exe.
  • Improved printing, updated Test Page templates
  • New tutorial demobooks
  • New Font button on this Manual
  • New buttons on popup calendar
  • nvcheck has a new free block check
  • nvcheck has several new repair commands

Service Packs

  • 2.10.1 (Mar 10, 2008)
  • 2.10.2 (Mar 27, 2008)
  • 2.10.3 (Apr 21, 2008)
  • 2.10.4 (May 16, 2008)

Version 2.05 - 2005 Sep 22

2.05.0.20050922

What’s New

  • nvcheck utility is introduced
  • nvreorganize utility is introduced
  • You can now add sub-accounts
  • The paylist table has been replaced by a paylist explorer
  • Transaction amounts are restricted to two digits right of the decimal place
  • Text representations of check amounts are now currency neutral
  • Print templates can now wrap long fields instead of truncating
  • The total invoice amount is now omitted from all but the last invoice page
  • Payroll paycheck details are suppressed for zero amounts

Version 2.0 - 2005 Apr 26

This is the original NewViews for Windows release.

NewViews is a real-time, multi-user, object-oriented, platform-independent accounting system.

Written in C++ and Tcl/Tk

Version 1.41b - 1993 Nov 26

This is the final NewViwews for DOS release.

Version 1.10 - 1987 Jun 17

Automatic data recovery introduced.

Version 1.0 - 1985 Sep 15

The initial release of the DOS version, written in Assembler.