When planning to upgrade a FotoWare system from version 7.0 to version 8.0, make a note of the following:
Always upgrade servers before clients
New servers work with old clients. So when migrating to a new version, always upgrade servers first. This is true for all servers; Index Manager, Color Factory, FotoWeb and Connect. The process of migrating all clients to a new version typically takes longer, so you can keep running old clients connected to a new server until the migration is complete.
Note, however, that the reverse is not possible: Version 8.0 clients cannot connect to version 7.0 servers.
New features and feature changes in FotoWeb 8.0
The upgrade of FotoWeb from version 7.0 to 8.0 has additional implications. A separate document has been made that highlights all the changes in FotoWeb 8.0 and the implications for upgraders.