Publication Date: January 22, 2002
Author: General Manager: SFA Student Channel
Summary: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2002-2003, Version 8.0
Posted on January 22, 2002
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: U.S. Department of Education
RE: Availability of EDExpress for Windows 2002-2003, Version 8.0
The Department is pleased to announce the release of EDExpress for Windows 2002-2003, Version 8.0, on the Department's SFAdownload Web site (located at fsadownload.ed.gov).
This release contains Global, Application Processing, and Packaging functionality for the 2002-2003 cycle. The EDExpress 2002-2003 Installation Guide and the Version 8.0 Cover Letter are also available on the SFAdownload Web site. Both documents contain important information you should review after downloading the software.
The 2002-2003 Application Processing Desk Reference and the 2002-2003 Packaging Desk Reference are also available on the SFAdownload Web site. These electronic desk references replace the paper desk references distributed in prior years for the Application Processing and Packaging modules of EDExpress.
Version 8.0 is available on the SFAdownload Web site in two formats. You can download the entire software in one file, called EDExpress80.exe, or you can download the software in nine separate “disk” installment files, which can be copied to a network drive or diskettes. Please review the download and installation instructions in the Installation Guide for further information.
You are required to have Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows Me as your PC workstation operating system in order to run 2002-2003 EDExpress Version 8.0. Other system and network requirements are outlined in the Installation Guide.
2002-2003 EDExpress Version 8.0 can be installed in a standalone or network environment. In a standalone installation, all programs files, including the software database, are installed and stored on the hard drive of a single PC.
For network installations, you must first run a network server install, designating a network drive location for your EDExpress database. Once the server install is complete, you must run network workstation installations on all PCs that will access the networked database, designating the correct network drive and directory during each installation.
If you need assistance connecting to the SFAdownload site, downloading EDExpress in single or multiple file format, or with the installation or use of EDExpress, please contact CPS/WAN Technical Support at 800/330-5947 or via e-mail at CPSWAN@NCS.COM.
If you have technical questions about our SFA systems and software, you may want to subscribe to our e-mail listserv, SFATECH. For more information about SFATECH, including how to subscribe, visit the SFA Technical Support Web site at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/sfatech/.