It looks like users of Sage MAS 90 and 200 version 4.3 can expect a present for the new year in the form of a Service Update that will provide for support of Windows 7. Service updates are quarterly bundles of minor fixes and updates that are released to keep MAS 90 and MAS 200 running smoothly.
Previously MAS 90 and MAS 200 had not been certified for Windows 7 though many users have been able to run it with some minor tweaks ( With the 32 bit version of Windows 7 and using the Sage CD to install workstation updates).
According to a posting in the LinkedIn group today by Jeff Konstanzer who manages Customer Support at Sage Software users should look for Windows 7 compatibility with the release of Service Update 18 for Sage MAS90 and MAS200.
While not specified in the post we think that the compatibility will be with the 32 bit version of Windows 7 as there are reportedly various errors with the Paperless Office drivers and possibly some of the ODBC integrations when run in a 64 bit operating system environment.
The usual quarterly release cycle for service updates would have Service Update 18 hitting Sage’s online support center in March 2010.
Update January 8, 2010:
From the MAS90 & MAS200 Users Linked In Group –
Sage MAS 90 and 200 will support Windows 7, 32-bit with version 4.4, scheduled for release in early February 2010. In addition, the intent is to support Windows 7 64-bit for 4.4 and both 32- and 64-bit for version 4.3 with Product Update 18, scheduled for release at the end of March, assuming successful completion of all test cases. Older versions will not be supported on Windows 7.
As Jeff mentioned above, WOW mode is the plan for 64 bit.