GoldMine Product News

GoldMine 2018.2 and Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

With the release of GoldMine 2018.2, the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have been removed from the GoldMine Compatibility Matrix 

The reasons are primarily that there may be complications with the new feature that GoldMine Connect uses HTTPS by default which means the IIS requires a certificate for the installation. It might be necessary that additional changes are necessary to the system and Service Packs may need to be installed. Both are not within the scope of GoldMine Support and at this late stage of the lifecycle of the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the decision has been made to drop the support of both operating systems in GoldMine 2018.2.

Especially when GoldMine is used and GoldMine Connect will be not installed or installed on another server with a supported operating system, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 may still be used, but are officially not supported anymore. If a certain behavior is identified to appear only on these operating systems, GoldMine Technical Support will advise moving GoldMine 2018.2 to an officially supported operating system.

Excerpt of the GoldMine 2018.2 release notes - GoldMine Release Notes 2018.2

Use of https by default

• For new installations GoldMine Connect will be installed to use port 443 by default

• The https implementation requires a certificate installed on the web server

• If you don’t have a certificate from an external trusted authority, then you must create a self-signed certificate. Please see https://community.ivanti.com/docs/DOC-55023 for more information.

• For existing installations there will be a redirect from http to https

• Please note that in the case of existing installations, we use URL Rewriter to perform the redirect. If URL Rewriter is not installed previously, then the GoldMine Connect installer will download it from the internet, which will require an internet connection, and do the installation.

• In the case of an upgrade if there is no certificate installed on the web server, the admin must configure a certificate prior to the upgrade. If you don’t have a certificate from an external trusted authority, then you must create a self-signed certificate. Please see https://community.ivanti.com/docs/DOC-55023 for more information.

 

(Article written by Michaela Witters of GoldMine)


GoldMine 2018.2 now released - With a key focus on security for your precious CRM data

Wizard Systems are pleased to announce release of the latest version of GoldMine, 2018.2

Featured is:

- Password validation and security to help with your GDPR compliance
- GoldMine Web (cloud access to GoldMine) to use https by default
- Support for TLS 1.2 in the Outlook link
- E-mail Centre encoding - support for more Character Sets
- Encrypted database connection for greater security
- 'Admin' User improvements on security
- Addition of read-only account for SQL queries to help protect your database
- 200+ fixes to GoldMine

To get access to this upgrade you must have a valid Maintenance Contract for GoldMine.  Please contact Wizard Systems for more information on this and the upgrade.

Get more information from this readme file:

Download GoldMine_ReleaseNotes_2018.2

 


What Email Marketing options are there for GoldMine?

What options do you have when you want to do some targeted mailings from your GoldMine system?

On our next GoldMine 101 presentation we will cover the three main options you have - Constant Contact, Mailchimp and IntelliClick.  We will cover all the pros and cons plus cover costs as well.  And we will be giving an update on GoldMine product news.

Pre registration is required now at:

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GoldMine and GDPR - An update briefing on Thursday 1st March

How are your plans and thinking going for GDPR (the important data legislation coming into force in May)?  We are running a short presentation on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 10:00am UK time on the sorts of things to consider about getting GoldMine to support your GDPR compliance.

This presentation is aimed at GoldMine CRM Users and Business Owners who use GoldMine.  The presentation is free and you need to register in advance of the webinar:

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For more information on GDPR and how it relates to using a CRM system, please click here.