release notes

Millennium release notes are specific to each version of the FAST application. These Product Updates will be released approximately every 6-8 weeks and will include fixes and or new features bundled together. This will allow for a more structured approach to updating your sites and having your functional users test and sign off on updates.

The version number of each Product Update will change by the 3rd decimal each time we have a release, ie 4.3,01, 4.3.02 etc. As technologies evolve we will change the first and second digits of the release to ensure future compatibility with your ERP, Server Infrastructure and end user computing requirements such as browser versions.

Contacting Us about a release note

Each release note includes a case number, for example: “Case: 12345 – Add a new feature.” As you are reviewing and testing your site, if you have questions or issues related to a particular case please email us at customersupport@mcsl.com and include the case number in the body of your email. Please do not put “Case #####” in the subject of the email – this would re-activate the original case which might be routed to the wrong person (ex. someone on vacation) or might not be seen by support staff in a timely manner. If you write a clear description of your issue/question in the subject line without “Case #####” being present a new case that is specific to you and your institution will be generated. If you include the phrase “Case #####” in the body of the email that will create a linkage between your new case and the original case making it quick and easy for our support staff to understand what you are referring to.

Windows 10 and Edge Browser Support added July 29, 2015

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has created a new web browser called Edge. This browser replaces the old Internet Explorer browser. FAST version 4.2.20 and forward will work with the Edge browser. If you have an older version of FAST, it may work, but we have not backward tested this.

.NET 4.6 Warning July 30, 2015

There is a flaw in the .NET 4.6 libraries, and we therefore do not support this version. Please do not update your system with this release.

FAST v4.3 browser compatibility

At Millennium we strive to ensure that the FAST v4.3 Application Suite is fully compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser Version 10, 11 and Edge, and all reasonably current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. It is our goal to provide an excellent user experience with our software running in any of these web browsers. However, given the wide number of (typically) older hardware and software configurations possible, there can be small compatibility issues that arise from time to time. In the event that a compatibility issue is encountered we make every effort to find a software solution, but we also recognize that there may be certain situations where this is not possible without additional supporting hardware or software upgrades.

ASP Classic Finance Reporting

Note that FAST Finance Classic is no longer supported. You may continue to use the FAST Finance Classic application if you wish however, once a breaking change is released, we will not fix it. This could include but not limited to Windows or MacOS changes, browser changes, Oracle changes etc. We strongly recommend that you convert to the new FAST Finance module.

A good example of this is an update that Microsoft released in Jul 2016 that broke the Excel downloads. Click here for more information on this issue.

Product Update Version 4.3.17
This version is planned for mid July.

Product Update Version 4.3.16 (June 15, 2017)
All Applications
FAST AR
FAST Budget and Forecasting
FAST Builder
FAST Financial Aid Reporting
FAST Finance Reporting
FAST HR Reporting
FAST JV
FAST Student Reporting
FAST WebReq
Global Changes That Affect All Applications*
(*Each of the application specific files now contain the global changes*)

Product Update Version 4.3.15 (April 18, 2017)
All Applications
FAST AR
FAST Budget and Forecasting
FAST Finance Reporting
FAST HR Reporting
FAST JV
FAST Portal (all apps)
FAST Student Reporting
FAST WebReq

Product Update Version 4.3.14 (Feb 24, 2017)
All Applications
FAST AR
FAST Budget and Forecasting
FAST Financial Aid Reporting
FAST Finance Reporting
FAST Human Resource Reporting
FAST JV
FAST Portal (all apps)
FAST Student
FAST WebReq

Product Update Version 4.3.13 (Dec 21, 2016)
All Applications
FAST AR
FAST Budget and Forecasting
FAST Finance Reporting
FAST Human Resource Reporting
FAST JV
FAST Portal (all apps)
FAST Student

Product Update Version 4.3.12 (Nov 22, 2016)
All Applications
FAST Budget and Forecasting
FAST Financial Aid
FAST Finance Reporting
FAST Human Resource Reporting
FAST JV
FAST Portal (all apps)
FAST Research Admin
FAST Student
FAST WebReq

Product Update Version 4.3.11 (Oct 28, 2016)
All Applications
FAST Budget and Forecasting
FAST Financial Aid
FAST Finance Reporting
FAST JV
FAST PCARD
FAST Portal (all apps)
FAST WebReq

Product Update Version 4.3.10 (Oct 12, 2016)
This version includes the new FAST Budget and Forecasting application as well as the new FAST Financial Aid Reporting and will require extra time for clients running FAST Budget.

For information on the new Budget functionality click here

All Applications
FAST Finance
FAST HR
FAST Portal (all apps)
FAST Student
FAST Budget
FAST Financial Aid

Product Update Version 4.3.9 (Aug 3, 2016)
All Applications
FAST HR
FAST Portal (all apps)
FAST Student

Product Update Version 4.3.8 (June 27, 2016)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.3.7 (May 16, 2016)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.3.6 (May 4, 2016)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.3.5 (Mar 20, 2016)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.3.4 (Jan 13, 2016)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.3.3 (Nov 19, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.3.2 (Oct 26, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.3.1 (Sept 15, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.3 (Sept 1, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.20 (July 7, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.19 (June 2, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.18 (April 27, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.17 (Mar 24, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.16 (Feb 25, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.15 (Jan 28, 2015)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.14 (Dec 23, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.13 (Nov 21, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.12 (Oct 23, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.11 (Sept 18, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.10 (Aug 19, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.09 (July 14, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.08 (June 4, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.07 (May 9, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.06 (April 7, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.05 (Feb 11, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.04 (Jan 9, 2014)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.03 (Nov 7, 2013)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.02 (Oct 15, 2013)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.01 (Oct 1, 2013)
All Applications

Product Update Version 4.2.00 (July 29, 2013)
All Applications