Setting up the new browser for Macs, the Secure browser does not cover the Dock.  It's not in the instructions to hide the Dock?

Instructions include: Disable spaces, fast user switching, launchpad, mission control


On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Drescher, Peter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The browsers released within the VT Portal are the latest browsers and final, (according to AIR) ones for this Spring.  vt.portal.airast.org

There was no way to know this past summer what was coming.  You having 6.3 was all you could do.   The update solves a number of issues that we were experiencing with the practice and training tests, so now your schools can get back to that.  

The current version on the Windows side is 7.2  

Again.. the Portal above has latest of all OS browsers. 

Peter 

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On Jan 29, 2015, at 9:42 AM, Amy Hoffman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

" AIR has indicated in the trainings that the current browser is good for 2014-2015 school year."

When you say "current"  what version are you referring to?  

Current, on my Windows machines, is v 6.3.  I put it in my image last summer so we would "be ready" for testing this spring!



On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Drescher, Peter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Two things.. 

1.  Uninstalling older versions of SBAC secure browsers.  Recommendation from AIR, and from the state level too is to just follow the documentation steps that are included with each browser on the browser page at the portal:   vt.portal.airast.org
Just quickly looking at the Mac and Windows ones.. they both indicate removal of the older version.  Certainly, you have your own local policies on this kind of thing.. but best to not have confusion later on differing versions.

2.  AIR has indicated in the trainings that the current browser is good for 2014-2015 school year. They will not be updating through the assessment window and their preferred timing is to make the secure browser an annual update only.   Their goal is one release a year.  They indicate they cannot always control the various OS vendors, but they are shooting for summer releases of the annual browser update.
Bottom line.. this new round of secure browsers are the final ones for this assessment cycle.  

Peter

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On Jan 28, 2015, at 12:56 PM, Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Reading through the documentation regarding the installation of the secure browser, it notes that previous versions be uninstalled prior to installation of new version.

I had issues with version 7.  Current version I have not an issue.  Is there a NEED to uninstall earlier versions?  I don't know...but would be good to keep a clean application list to avoid confusion between which version to use.  Why keep an outdated version that will never be used again?

Hank, I would install the most current version (and make the decision on what to do with the slightly older version)...at least that is what I am planning...

Keith

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Luis Bango <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I had 6.2 on my computer. 
Just installed 7.2 with no need to uninstall the earlier version.


Luis E. Bango
Technology Integration Teacher / VHS Site Coordinator
Woodstock Union High School
Woodstock, Vermont
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On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 11:45 AM, Hank Plaisted <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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The latest secure browsers (including v 7.2 for Windows) can be found here - http://vt.portal.airast.org/secure-browsers/

Which begs the question...we just installed the SBAC version 7.0 browser on 60+ computers, do we have to uninstall that and replace it with the VT version 7.2? It's worth noting that the VT installer does NOT automatically uinstall the SBAC "product".

Hank Plaisted
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Rivendell Interstate School District
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