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Bartender now Windows 8 Certified

Oct 25, 2012

BarTender Certified as Windows 8 Compatible

The Industry's First Certified Software!

Bartender - The world's leading labelling software just got better.
For almost twenty years now, Seagull Scientific has been passionately dedicated to superior Windows functionality and compatibility with its BarTender and Windows Printer “Drivers by Seagull™” software products. In addition to extensive in-house testing, we've always delivered Microsoft's formal certification of BarTender as quickly as possible -- usually beating the competition by many months. (We can’t yet know how many months we are beating them by this time around – we just know that they aren’t ready yet.)

Ready for the First Shipments of Windows 8!

Microsoft-certified Windows 8 compatibility is provided by Service Release 2 ("SR2") of BarTender version 10, which first shipped on Friday, October 12th, 2012.  That means you can buy or update and install a Windows 8 compatible version of BarTender even before Microsoft formally ships Windows 8 (currently scheduled for October 26th, 2012). SR2 also adds compatibility with Windows Server 2012.

Free Upgrades for Existing Users of Version 10 

Existing users of BarTender version 10 (which first shipped on March 1st, 2012) are upgrade for free to SR2. Users of BarTender older than version 10 should contact us on 1300 800 999 to find out how they can upgrade.

More Reliable Than Ever

Seagull first began testing BarTender on a prerelease version of Windows 8 in May of 2012 . Then, starting August 15, 2012, we performed extensive testing using a prerelease copy of Windows 8 identical to what Microsoft will be shipping on the 26th of October.  We achieved our formal certification from Microsoft on August 23, 2012.

Other Improvements in Service Release 2 

In addition to Microsoft certification, BarTender 10 SR2 offers a number of other improvements as well.

Compatible with 10 Years Worth of Windows Versions 

BarTender version 10 SR2 maintains backward compatibility with all flavors of Windows XP, VISTA, and Windows 7, including both 32-bit and 64-bit editions, as well as Windows Server 2003, 2008 and the newly-added compatibility with Windows Server 2012.

Seagull’s Windows Printer Drivers Also Ready for Windows 8

Windows Printer “Drivers by Seagull™” version 7.3.1, first released on August 14th, 2012, provide compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.