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State Software is [not] dead!

 

tl;dr:

For some of you, this blog post will be in the "TL;DR" category (Too Long; Didn't Read). For you, here's a summary of the key points:

  • State Software is Not Dead
  • The Current software is still a good value and serving districts well
  • The Redesign projects:
    • Are taking longer than hoped
    • Are making signficant progress
    • Will have some remarkable capabilities

Keep reading if you want the details.

My name is Roy, but I want to be Norm when I grow up.

For the last 10 years, when I've presented on State Software Migration Plan and the status of the USAS and USPS Redesign projects, I invariably encoun

New EIS Training Guide

We have combined the EIS Beginner, EIS Intermediate, and EIS Advanced training guides into one manual called the "EIS Training Guide".  The new manual is located under the EIS Training Guide section of the EIS Documentation page on the SSDT website.  We have also removed the old manuals from the site.  The training files designed to accompany the new manu

EMIS Aggregations Wake @nwoca

As mentioned in my previous blog, the SSDT hosted a wake for the EMIS Aggregations.  The wake was in the form of free pizza (or subs for the East office) for NWOCA staff. I chose not to subject them to a speech...

End of an(other) Era: EMIS Aggregation Subsystem

For the first time in twenty years, the SSDT has not produced a version of the EMIS system on OpenVMS. In particular, we have not produced a version of the "EMIS Aggs" (formally, EMIS Aggregation Subsystem).  Tomorrow, the SSDT will be holding a wake for the system at NWOCA.

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