11-04-2013 04:07 PM
Not until Microsoft supplies the connectivity capability.
11-04-2013 10:27 PM
No idea, it's up to Microsoft and they recommend using the 32 bit version of Office. The 64 bit version is only useful for very massive spreadsheets.
11-05-2013 09:02 AM
11-05-2013 09:53 AM
I assumed Microsoft Office 2013 64 bit was being offered simply because there are so many new 64 bit computers on the market.
Do you know of another Contact Manager (other than Outlook) that I can purchase and use temporarily until Act and Microsoft are 64 bit compatible?
11-05-2013 09:57 AM
11-05-2013 10:04 AM
You will be better off uninstalling the 64 bit office and install the 32 bit version, it is 64 bit compatible. Microsoft has a history of things like the 64 bit version of office. They released a 64 bit version of Windows XP but never did SP3 for that OS which made it useless for many applications.
11-05-2013 10:19 AM
01-27-2014 09:38 AM
Despite everyone's responses here that "Microsoft doesn't recommend it", it "isn't Sages/Acts'" or whoevers fault, or "you probably don't need 64-bit" I sure hope whoever owns Act now is jumping up and down at Microsoft on this.
Corporate IT refreshed hundreds of laptops the last two weeks to 64 bit OS on Windows 8 with 64 bit Office 2013 and Outlook 2013. I didn't need the upgrade to Act 2014 but did it because of Outlook 2013 support, to find out this morning it won't work anyway beause it's 64 bit. Apologies for being a dumb user who wasn't sure if my machine is 64 bit or 32 bit - 90% of the population really doesn't care about that either.
I've been an Act user for ~20 years and now you tell me I have to stop using it because of Microsoft??
Corporate uses Salesforce, its ugly and bloated, and doesn't work the way I want to, but it has support for Outlook 2013 (64 bit no less, go figure??). My forecasting is all in Salesforce now, easy enough to do, but I may be forced to do more with it given I cannot realistically have a contact/to-do list in Act, email in Outlook, and email histories and forecast in SFDC.
On the bright side if I use the Oulook/SFDC combo I can at least use the VoIP softphone we use internally. Having to manually dial a telephone with Act is so 20th century.