SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES

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Nov 2, 2013 (4 years and 6 days ago)

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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOT
ES








October

201
3


R
elease notes

Version:
1
.
2














1

New
October

default

versions



NAME

DATE

DESCRIPTION


Bloomberg Application

10
/0
9
/201
3

Bloomberg Application

BBComm

10/04/2013

BBComm and API Tools Software

Office Tools

10/07/2013

Office Tools Software

Bloomberg Voice Fonts

10/08/2013

Text
-
To
-
Speech Software

Keyboard Driver

10/07/2013

Bloomberg Keyboard
Driver




Components i
ncluded in full installation

file (sotrt
1009
20
13
.exe)


NAME

DATE

DESCRIPTION


Bloomberg Application

10
/0
9
/2013

Bloomberg Application

BBComm

10
/04
/201
3

BBComm and API tools software

Office Tools

10/07
/2013

32
-
B
it
Office Tools
software

Office Tools

10/15
/2013

64
-
B
it Office Tools software

.Net Framework V4

09/06
/2012

Private

.NET

Framework

software

Keyboard Driver

10
/07/201
3

Bloomberg

Keyboard

and

BSAT

device

drivers

.Net Framework V3.5 SP1

0
6/08
/201
1

Private

.NET

Framework

software

Silverlight

09/
11
/2011

Private

Silverlight

software

Supplemental Fonts

02/07/2010

Supplemental

Fonts

package









2


October 2013 Software Highlights



Bloomberg Application




Fixed an issue with alerts in Charts functionality (G <GO>)



Added additional support for new Message functionality (MSG <GO>).



Added additional support for the
Starboard.



Added additional support for Instant Bloomberg functionality (Not testable at
this time)



Added additional support for biometric functionality (No
t testable at this time)






Office Tools




Excel Add
-
In



Fixed a crash when changing the direction parameter in BDH links.



Set default “Refresh” behavior to Refresh Worksheet.




PowerPoint / Word



Added support for Charts in PowerPoint (Not
testable at this time)





Keyboard Driver




Includes drivers ATTchWDF and blphub which are both signed by Microsoft.



Features



Allows for a software reset of the USB connection



Fixed an

application hang triggered

by a manual reseat of the USB
c
onnectio
n
.



Added a new ATSC Control Panel application which is compatible
with Windows 8 and USB 3.0.










3


Notes



Windows XP Support

While we strongly recommend clients upgrade from Windows XP by April 8
th

2014,
Bloomberg will continue to support Windows XP until November 30
th

2014. This support
will only be offered to terminals meeting our minimum hardware and software
specifications.




Windows XP Service Packs

Effective November 30
th

2013, Bloomberg will

not support any Windows XP workstation
not meeting the minimum requirement of Service Pack 3 for 32
-
Bit and Service Pack 2
for 64
-
Bit.


The following document contains further information on supported Windows Operating
Systems and Microsoft Office version
s.


http://www.bloomberg.com/professional/files/2013/10/software_compatibility_matrix.pdf




Office Tools Installer

The

installer
for this
component

now
contain
s
support for both 32
-
Bit and 64
-
Bit
versions of the Microsoft Office product. The package will

detect which
version of
Microsoft
Office is installed on the
workstation

and then install the appropriate package
.


For any client wishing to extract the separate installers, t
he
bxlaMMDDYYYY.exe
installer
supports

a

/
s/o

switch
that

will copy two files
(
bxlaupd_32.exe and
bxlaupd_64.exe
) into the

\
blp
\
Wintrv directory
.
















4


Have a technical question or need documentation? Please visit our Frequently Asked
Questions page













http://www.bloomberg.com/professional/systems
-
support/faq/








5

Previous
Release Notes


September

2013 default versions



NAME

DATE

DESCRIPTION


Bloomberg Application

09/07
/201
3

Bloomberg Application



Components i
ncluded in full installation file (sotrt0
907
2013.exe)


NAME

DATE

DESCRIPTION


Bloomberg Application

09/07/2013

Bloomberg Application

BBComm

08/04
/2012

BBComm and API tools software

Office Tools

08/08/2013

32
-
Bit
Office Tools software

Office Tools

08/20/2013

64
-
Bit Office Tools software

.Net Framework V4

09/06
/2012

Private

.NET

Framework

software

Keyboard Driver

03/07/2012

Bloomberg

Keyboard

and

BSAT

device

drivers

.Net Framework
V3.5 SP1

06/08/2011

Private

.NET

Framework

software

Silverlight

09/11/2011

Private

Silverlight

software

Supplemental Fonts

02/07/2010

Supplemental

Fonts

package



September 2013

Software H
ighlights



Bloomberg Application




Fixed a crash in
biometric functionality at terminal login.



Fixed a display issue in charting functionality (IGPV <GO>).



Added additional support for new Message functionality (MSG <GO>).



Added support for Instant Bloomberg Functionality (Not testable at this time)



Added a
dditional support for the Bloomberg Keyboard



Added additional support for biometric functionality (Not testable at this time)





6

August

2013 default versions



NAME

DATE

DESCRIPTION


Bloomberg Application

08/10
/201
3

Bloomberg Application

Office Tools

08/07
/201
3

32
-
Bit Office Tools S
oftware

Office Tools

08/20/2013

64
-
Bit Office Tools Software

BBComm & The API Tools

08/04/2013

BBComm Software




Components i
ncluded in full installation file (sotrt0
810
2013.exe)


NAME

DATE

DESCRIPTION


Bloomberg Application

08/10/2013

Bloomberg Application

BBComm

08/04
/2012

BBComm and API tools software

Office Tools

08/07/2013

32
-
Bit
Office Tools software

Office Tools

08/20/2013

64
-
Bit Office Tools software

.Net Framework V4

09/06
/2012

Private

.NET

Framework

software

Keyboard Driver

03/07/2012

Bloomberg

Keyboard

and

BSAT

device

drivers

.Net Framework V3.5 SP1

06/08/2011

Private

.NET

Framework

software

Silverlight

09/11/2011

Private

Silverlight

software



August 2013

Software H
ighlights



Bloomberg Application




Fixed an issue with colors in Vertical Line settings within charting functionality
(G <GO>)



Fixed a crash when printing from Instant Bloomberg functionality (IB <GO>)



Fixed a performance issue in Instant

Bloomberg functionality (IB <GO>)




7



Fixed an issue in the default settings of charting functionality (G <GO>, TDEF
<GO>)



Fixed an issue with audio alert functionality (NLRT <GO>)



Fixed a registry key reference affecting Citrix workstations.



Added additiona
l support for biometric functionality (Not testable at this time)



Added additional support for the Bloomberg Keyboard (Not testable at this
time)



Added enhancements for Launchpad (Not testable at this time)



Office Tools




Excel Add
-
In



Fixed an issue

within Data Transparency where data wouldn’t render
on first mouse
-
click.



Fixed a performance issue within embedded charting functionality



Added support to host “Help Contents” inside of Launchpad.



Implemented a check within the API Environment
Diagnostics to
report which version of TSAPI is currently enabled.




PowerP
oint

/ Word



Added further support for the new Link Manager (Not testable at this
time)