The Updates page of the Options dialog allows you to specify whether Stonefield Query checks for updates and if so, how often. If configured to do so, it checks our server at startup to see if a newer version of the program is available. You can also choose the Check for Updates function in the Help menu to manually check at any time. Note that this function is only available if you are logged into Stonefield Query as an administrator.
If a new version is available, a dialog appears telling you some of the key features in the new version. If your software maintenance is current and you are logged into Stonefield Query as an administrator, you have the option to download and install the update now. If your software maintenance is not current or you aren't logged in as an administrator, this option is not available.
If you install a newer version of Stonefield Query and your software maintenance has lapsed, the next time you start the program, a dialog informs you that you are not licensed to use this version of the program. You must then either renew your software maintenance or reinstall the older version you previously used, since the new version will not run.