Quick Takes: News and Updates
Updated Guidance From Microsoft Regarding OAuth for Sage 100
Previously, Sage announced that Microsoft would disable the basic authentication services that enable in-product emailing from within Sage 100 and that an upgrade would be necessary by October 1, 2022. However, Microsoft has since issued updated guidance that extends the original deadline a bit.
The updated guidance is specific to Sage’s use of SMTP Auth (basic authentication) for email integration between Sage 100 and Microsoft Exchange Online. While Microsoft still plans to disable basic authentication for many online services (and subsequently require the use of modern authentication, or OAuth) , active accounts using SMTP Auth will not be immediately impacted by their actions as originally announced.
In short, Sage 100 customers no longer face an immediate shutdown of in-product email services (i.e. emailing quotes and invoices to customers) on October 1, 2022.
While this new guidance reduces the near-term urgency of upgrading Sage 100 to a more current release, Microsoft will continue phasing out use of basic authentication. So, Sage strongly recommends that you upgrade to a version of Sage 100 that supports the newer OAuth as soon as practical.
Sage CRM 2022 R2 Now Available
Sage CRM 2022 Release 2 is now available (for standalone installation) and includes new features such as the ability to set a maximum password length, import contacts and email messages from Exchange Online, upload files to a specified folder, and more.
Refer to the release notes for full details.
Sage 100 2022.2 Now Available
Released in Mid-September, Sage 100 Version 2022.2 is now available. Consisting mainly of minor program fixes, this latest release includes a new option in Accounts Receivable to Print Zero Balance Customers with No Invoices.
A ‘Customers with No Invoices’ check box has been added to Statement Printing. You can now select this check box to print statements for zero balance customers that do not have any invoice detail printing on the statement.
Concurrent with the release of Sage 100 2022.2, Sage 100 Payroll Version 2.22.3 is also available and includes the following new features:
- Reset deduction goal at year-end for all deduction types
- Add year-to-date Earnings Hours to the crystal check printing work-file
- New deduction calculation method for garnishments