Windows 11 upgrade option popped up on my machine this morning.
What's the official line on this? Wait for MSCE 16.2 or 16.3?
Hi dominic SEAH,
Thank you for your post.As stated by other users and colleagues in this thread, MicroStation CONNECT is not currently certified to run on Windows 11 - although there are plans for certification in the future, an exact version/release cannot be guaranteed at this time.I would advise you withhold your OS upgrade until a certified version of MicroStation CONNECT is commercially available.Until this time, utilizing MicroStation CONNECT in a Windows 11 environment is at your own risk.Cheers!Jayson P.
Additional MicroStation versions have been commercially released since the original date of this post.
As of today, MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 17 v10.17.00.209 and later versions are certified for use in Windows 11.You can read more about Operating Systems and their compatibility with MicroStation versions here:https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/w/microstation__wiki/31444/operating-systems-supported-by-microstation-versions
Answer Verified By: dominic SEAH
Jayson Perry said:although there are plans for certification in the future, an exact version/release cannot be guaranteed at this time.
it is another proof Bentley do not treat MicroStation as main product anymore and do not care about its active development and support. I am disappointed.
Comparing with competitors: ESRI explained in June (!) how compatibility testing will be done and how new Windows can affect ArcGIS Pro users (including dependency on used GIS database). AutoCAD announce already Windows 11 is to be supported by both 2021 and 2022 versions.
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Jan Šlegr said:it is another proof Bentley do not treat MicroStation as main product anymore and do not care
I concur. So what is their main product?
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Bob Rayner said:So what is their main product?
My feeling for last few years is all resources have been dedicated to iTwin.js ecosystem (both open-source part and iModel Hub commercial back-end) and related products. The most of people I know from MicroStation development (like Paul Connelly, Jeff Marker, Bill Steinbock and Keith Bentley, of course ;-) now commit their work to iTwin project. Also Sunand Sandurkar, who led platform development team in the past (and did pretty good job there), is now in charge of Digital Tower products (solution developed on top of iTwin / iModel technology).
Everything else (but I am aware I know in detail only a fraction of products) looks like there are no resources, skilled teams, and even no clear visions: MicroStation ... still slow, with plenty of recurring bugs, visualization ... not working well, fragmented between VUE and LumenRT (and Pro), OBD ... nothing exciting I guess, OCM ... I do not see any strong movement, maybe civil products look not so bad.
Oh, have no fear, the civil products are no better than the platform...Bugs, regressions, version discrepancies, half-baked tools that only kind-of work, convoluted plans production devised by people who (it would seem) have not much experience in a production environment, not to mention a backlog of requests that may never see the light of day.
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Amen sister preach it!
Discontinuing support for V8i ss10 when CE still isnt fit for purpose is just stupid.
Getting really hard to defend still using Microstation to our masters and colleagues, no wonder so many are going over to Autocad and Civil 3d and embracing the dark side and just giving up on Microstation... .. too bad, really a sad state of affairs .. glad I'll be retiring in a couple more years..
Started msnt work 1990 - Retired Nov 2022 ( oh boy am I old )
But was long time user V8iss10 (8.11.09.919) dabbler CE update 16 (10.16.00.80)
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