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Version 7, 2019


Cease of support for previous versions of Bp Allied

Best Practice Software regularly provides new releases of our software, so that you have the latest mandated regulatory requirements and a range of software improvements covering security features, fixes to known software issues, and new software features. However, regular software releases present an increasing challenging to our Support team to continue supporting customers using older versions of Bp Allied.
Best Practice Software will begin ceasing support, for older versions of Bp Allied in late 2019. When a new version of Bp Allied is released, Best Practice Software will provide notice that support will cease for an older version in approximately seven months from that date. Ceasing Support includes removing the support for the provision of version-specific templates, old reports, minimum software requirements, and access to Bp Allied Support.
The following table provides a schedule of current and future sunset versions and dates.

Bp Allied Version

Build Number

Support ceases

v3 (and prior versions)
01 February 2020
01 February 2020
originally 01 July 2020
extended to 01 November 2020
01 February 2021

Cease of support for Microsoft products

Several Microsoft products that Bp Allied relies on are having their support ceased by Microsoft soon. Due to this Bp Software will be unable to support installations of BP Allied using the software identified below from the same date. These are:
If your SQL version is not on SQL 2014 or above, then the upgrade process for Version 7 will attempt upgrade to this version as previous versions of SQL Server are no longer supported.