64 Bit, Windows 7 support for OBEE is on the roadmap and actively in development. In the meantime, you can use WebFolders/WebDAV to access documents in team workspaces from Windows Explorer or use the Team Collaboration client.
Yes, any idea when later this year? My people are getting impatient and we're waiting on ordering new systems until 64-bit and Outlook 2010 will be compatible. I keep telling them that I am expecting this "soon", which is what I've been telling them for 3 months now.
This is very frustrating. Office 2010 has been out in retail for over a year, and beta/dev versions long before that. 64 bit Windows operating systems have been in use for several years (granted, only made popular more recently).
There is no expected release date, published road map or even official estimation to when these things are going to be accommodated for in Beehive. Beehive licensees are kept in the dark, being told only that these things are expected in the next major release (2.1) and that that release is expected to be released "soon" and "later in the year".
Meanwhile, our computer supplier doesn't even seem to sell new machines without a 64 bit operating system anymore and I can't even consider purchasing an Office 2010 volume license. Sure, there are workarounds and manual setups (WebDAV and IMAP), but I didn't purchase the software to have to perform a handful of workarounds (workarounds that also cut out the extra functionality we purchased the software for) for every new machine that gets issued out. In regards to these issues I have been having to tell my boss an honest "I have no idea" and "Soon, apparently" every week since December and he's getting pretty tired of that answer. So am I.
We purchased this product for several reasons, and I honestly think it's a great product and it has the potential to be a lot more. It's certainly not flawless, but support has been pretty good and it's been meeting our requirements thus far. However, I see difficulty in understanding how a product can compete in such a fast moving industry when it's development cycle seems to be well over a year behind the power curve. It is now come to a point where it no longer meets our requirements without the support of the current standard operating system (64 bit IS the standard now), or even the current productivity suite.
So, it comes right back around to when? Summer is here, and halfway over and there is no official date or even an estimation. I know development continues because I see the minor/bugfix releases coming out fairly regularly. I check the master note weekly in hopes of seeing something, anything about 2.1 or x64 support. Is this product is on it's way to failure, and should I start researching other options?
You must realise, that windows 64-bit is not same as linux 64-bit, right ? While linux 64 has full 32 OS included, that is not how windows works, some things just doesn't work under it. period.
We have made decision to stay Office 2007 now because lack of beehive support for 2010,
but if you ask me, I still say vi/(vim for lusers) is all one need for text document handling ^^ and all rest is useless garbage.
Unlike M$ Exchange, which naturally works with any office release, Oracle Beehive is platform working with tens/hundreds different clients,
so fixing one interoperability has always chance to broke another, that increases interval for fixes.
patch 220.127.116.11 is on it's way ( I cannot tell how long route it takes to arrive, but it is coming) and once it get out, we see, what we have.