Friday, January 24, 2014

Emailing Log Files

Weather Message Version 4.1 will have the ability to email you a user defined list of log files.  This will help users that want to review their log files on a daily basis.  You can specify the email address that will receive the log files and the time that they should be sent.

An option is selectable by log file to check it for the work "Error".  If this option is enabled, the log file will only be sent when it find the word "Error".  This may be helpful to those users that post to Facebook and Twitter.  

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Weather Message 4.0 Released

Weather Message V4.0 has been released. You can download the update at http://www.weathermessage.com/Downloads/WeatherMessage.aspx. For information on what has changed in this release, please read the release notes.
Note: Version 4.0 requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0. Because of this requirement, version 4.0 will not run on Windows 2000 or older operating systems.

There are over 57 changes in this release. Here are some highlights.
  • Several Email and Paging enhancements, including the addition of new short message variables.
  • Updated County and Zone Files.
  • Updated map layers - this is a separate download.
  • FTP downloads from the NWS server using your assigned user name and password.
  • Auditing of changes
  • WxPort now supports the POLAR Sat channel.
WxDataSave, WxLocal and the Retransmission applications have been respectively released along with Weather Message 4.0. If you are using any of these applications, they must be upgraded at the same time you upgrade Weather Message.
Thanks for all of your suggestions, bug reports and assistance with the software. Work will begin on version 4.1 right away. Watch the beta page for updates.
Version 4 is a Major Upgrade
This is a major update and requires a new registration code.  Customers who purchased Weather Message on or after 8/1/2012 are entitled to a free upgrade to version 4.0.
Users who are running a 4.0 beta can continue to use the 4.0 beta.  The 4.0 beta releases used the 3.9 registration codes.  If you install the 4.0 public release, your system will be placed in evaluation mode.  You will have 30 days to purchase an upgrade from 3.x to 4.0.
Our policy is to provide free same version updates.  Customers who purchased Weather Message 3.0 in 2006 have received free updates for the past 7 years.
The cost of to upgrade Weather Message 3.x to 4.0 is $30.25.