BCM 2010 and a shared BCM 2007 Database

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  • 1. MSSMLBIZ is not holding BCM data
    Upgraded from windows xp office pro 03 with BCM to office ent 07 with bcm on single user laptop The following is listed as an instance for SQL Express, if I disable it, I no longer have access to my BCM contacts in Outlook O7 SQL Server (MSSMLBIZ) However, when I upgrade from 03, I was using a BCM date file of MSBUSINESSCONTACTMANAGER, which in outlook, File, Datafile Management, it shows BCM 07 is using MSBUSINESSCONTACTMANAGER, but MSBUSINESSCONTACTMANAGER does not show up under Computer, Manage, Serices as MSSMLBIZ does. Obviously, the one that is being used should be in both MSBUSINESSCONTACTMANAGER and under services and I should be able get rid of the instance of MSSMLBIZ (which is not listed as in use under BCM datafile management). So, I know MSSMLBIZ is the default, should I somehow merge data from MSBUSINESSCONTACTMANAGER into it, or what is going on? Thanks! bob
  • 2. Outlook Web Access
    I use Outlook Web Access to access my work email remotely. Is there an update or option to allow access (R/O or R/W) to my BCM data ?
  • 3. BCM on SQL is very slow on SBS
    I convinced a group of 6 people to share a bcm database on our small business server. I'm using sql express on the SBS until I can install r2. I have noticed a considerable speed issue on computers since installing the shared BCM. I've bumped the laptops to 2gb of ram to handle it but it's still slow. Furthermore the "check for errors" on the database management screen is greyed and I cannot check that. do I need to improve the performance of my server to handle this? Is there a tool to manage and speed up the database?

BCM 2010 and a shared BCM 2007 Database

Postby RGF2ZQ » Fri, 20 Nov 2009 02:03:01 GMT

I can't find any information on if a BCM 2010 client can access a shared 
database created by the BCM 2007 shared database tool. Our how the migration 
process will work for people moving from BCM 2007 to BCM 2010.

Thanks

Re: BCM 2010 and a shared BCM 2007 Database

Postby Sun Embraser » Fri, 20 Nov 2009 18:28:08 GMT



Hi, after installing BCM 2010, existing BCM 2007 database (running in
SQL Server 2005 Express) will be migrated to SQL Server 2008 Express
automatically.
From that point on, all shared clients will need to be using BCM 2010
to connect to that database... meaning you will want to upgrade all of
your shared environment to Office 2010 + BCM 2010 if you choose to use
Office 2010.
Of course, before upgrading, backing up your data (either through
"Backup" or "Export") is strongly recommended.
Thanks,
John

Re: BCM 2010 and a shared BCM 2007 Database

Postby kchieff » Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:56:36 GMT

It's unlikely that you'll be able to revert your data back to BCM 2007
if you choose not to move ahead - I would not move my production
database to 2010, I would copy it and try it, knowing that I may lose
any changes that I made should I decide not to move everyone to 2010.

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 01:28:08 -0800 (PST), Sun Embraser






Re: BCM 2010 and a shared BCM 2007 Database

Postby RGF2ZQ » Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:29:01 GMT






Thanks guys.

Ok I get that I won't be able to share a database with 2007 and 2010 
clients. But our database is on a server that does not have outlook or BCM 
installed. It was created using the shared database tool.

So I would like to take our shared db on SQL 2005 and copy it to SQL 2008 
and convert for BCM 2010 to test but can't find an documentation or the 
shared db tool for BCM 2010.

Dave

Re: BCM 2010 and a shared BCM 2007 Database

Postby RGF2ZQ » Tue, 24 Nov 2009 13:33:01 GMT










OK I just saw the post with the tool and it says you can backup and restore 
your 2007 db to a sql 2k8 server so I'll give it a try and see how it goes.

Thanks

Re: BCM 2010 and a shared BCM 2007 Database

Postby Sun Embraser » Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:52:48 GMT







kchieff is right.  There is no option in BCM 2010 to let you go back
to the 2007 database format once you move forward.  Back up data is a
good idea.  Use a test environment is also a good idea, if you can
affort the extra hardware or have virtual machines for this.

Dave, please do let us know if your experiement works out.  I saw the
same post too, and they say BCM 2010 works with SQL 2005.  I guess if
you have SQL Express 2005, upgrading to SQL Express 2008 should be a
good idea, but if you have any other version of SQL 2005 (that you
paid for), the BCM team is thoughtful enough to not force you to
upgrade to SQL Express 2008 - that you can keep using SQL 2005.

John

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