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Solutions Maintenance

Just as you have learned about deploying your solution via many mechanisms, your solutions maintenance can be delivered in the same way. By attaching a C++ or VB executable as well as any new stencils, icons, templates, and so on, the executable can call VBA functionality from within Outlook to extract the attached, required files and install them properly. The user would simply need to receive the email message and double-click on the update executable; your updating code could then run properly. However, you are as aware as I am that most large corporate information systems (IS) managers would lose 7 to 10 years of their lives should this type of non-secure solution be implemented. In a large corporate environment, it is far preferable to ship an update CD, let the IS folks install the changes to a corporate server, and then have individuals run an update routine from there.

Deployment, installation, maintenance and updating are all unique tasks and highly subject to the rules, regulations, and requirements of the client you are servicing. Work within their parameters to develop a schema that works for both them as users and you as the developer.


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