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
Upgrading FotoWeb from version 7.0 to 8.0 has additional implications. For more information, see Planning an upgrade from FotoWeb 7.0 to FotoWeb 8.0.