New Equipment Arrives at Virtual Resort Manager
Yesterday afternoon, the FedEx eighteen-wheeler backed into the VRM parking lot, and unloaded boxes from Dell. We spent most of the late afternoon opening them like Christmas presents, and looking at all of the shiny new bells and whistles.
It’s all part of our vacation rental software upgrade that’s being planned for mid-to-late February. Along with the move from .net (dot-net) version 1.1 to .net version 4.0, we’re installing brand new servers at our data center, which is located at the Peak 10 facilities in Morrisville, NC, near Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
The end result of all of this activity will be a greatly improved Virtual Resort Manager. You’ll be looking at newly designed screens with easier-to-navigate pages, larger windows, and many exciting new features, all in a framework which will provide greater browser compatibility, an upgrade that should please users of Safari and Firefox.
In addition, the combination of updated hardware and the new software platform should provide the user with much greater speed, both on the admin console, and for our public web sites and on line searches, as well.
We’ll be finishing up the software over the next couple of weeks. While this is going on, hardware installation and testing will be taking place, and the first “beta” clients should get a look at the improvements in about three or four weeks. If everything drops into place as planned, the entire VRM system should be in place and fully functional by mid-March.