Yesterday I went to the MYOB Partner Briefing. It was to get an update on how MYOB are progressing with their new product releases for MYOB AccountRight which they have called Huxley and also an update on a couple of their other products such as MYOB Atlas.
MYOB will be doing staged releases of their new AccountRight updates. MYOB AccountRight Premier and AccountRight Premier Live is not due for a release till Q1 2012 which isn't great news for the MYOB AccountRight Premier users.
However, the biggest lesson learnt for us is that the new MYOB AccountRight is going to be running SQL Compact Edition.
This does pose a few questions. It probably means that multi user speed will not improve especially for an Add On. What happens when a user reaches the 4gig limit of the SQL Compact database?
How can are they going to support Add Ons for desktop and cloud versions? Will there be an SDK? Or will there be an API? The answers to these questions are unknown.
It will be interesting to see if MYOB can keep to the project dates they have suggested and see what the reality is with the cloud solution.