SMS Basic/Advanced v12.5 and SMS Mobile v6.5 are released!

Melissa SandfortAg Leader, Insights Weekly

Insights WeeklyAg Leader is pleased to announce the release of SMS Basic/Advanced v12.5 and SMS Mobile v6.5. With this new release, SMS Basic, SMS Advanced, and SMS Mobile PC now support Windows 8 and gesture control for touchscreens running Windows 7 and 8. We have also added enhanced support for the following precision ag companies: Ag Leader Technology, CNH, Gradient, John Deere, Mid-Tech, Precision Planting and Trimble. Changes have also been made for Legends and the Legends Utility for SMS Basic/Advanced.

With the release of v12.5, Ag Leader is adding two new modules to SMS Advanced: Water Management and Plot Prescription. The new Water Management module includes a tile plan editor where users can map out and plan where tile lines should be installed on their farm. The Plot Prescription module allows you to strategically place and define in-field research plots in the office and then use these plot prescriptions to plant in the field. Click here to learn more about the modules for SMS Advanced.

Before updating to the latest version of the SMS Software, here are a few things you should do first:
Check In Projects – If you are an SMS Advanced user, all projects that have been “Checked Out” need to be checked back in. This can be done by going to the File menu and clicking Projects.
Create a backup of your data – Creating backups ensures that you have a good starting point in the event in that you have issues during migration or if you have other computer issues, such as a bad hard drive, down the road. Backups can be created by going to the Services menu and clicking Backup/Restore Project(s)
Plug devices into the wall – If you’re using a laptop, Ag Leader MESA, Ag Leader Field PC, or other pda device, make sure that you have it plugged into the wall. This will ensure that your device does not loose power while installing the update or migrating data.

If you have SMS Mobile for PDAs or have unlocked your software via phone, you will be sent a CD in the mail. Otherwise, if you would like to install the software sooner, see the release notes, or download a demo version for one of our other SMS products, click here.

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