Oracle have announced on their Java website that auto-updates to Java 7 will start to move users from version 7 to version 8 this month (January 2015).

Accepting these updates will mean version 3 and 4.0 of the Surveybe Freedom applications will stop running.

Versions 4.2 and 4.3 Surveybe Freedom will both work with Java 8 Ė If you are using one of these versions you donít need to take any action. If you or your field teams are using versions 3 or 4.0 itís important you read and understand the following.

To avoid disruption, users of version 3 and 4.0 must not accept the Java auto-updates until their project is able to move to a current version of Surveybe Freedom.

You can do this by declining updates when they are offered or you can find out how to switch off auto update using this link.

The version 8 update will overwrite version 7, so users that accept the update and have problems will need to use Windows uninstall to remove it and re-install version 7. You can find advice on this using this link to the FAQ on the Java website.

Oracle have announced they will support version 7 until April 2015. This means there will be no new version 7 releases after this date, but version 7 will continue to work Ė you will be able to continue running version 3 and 4.0 after this date for ongoing projects. If you donít have ongoing projects we would suggest you upgrade to the latest available version of Surveybe Freedom to enjoy the most up to date functionality.

If anything is unclear or you have any questions not answered by the links to the Java website, please post here or e-mail

Surveybe Support.