The following versions of Sage ACT! have been tested with Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise. The Windows 8 RT OS for the Surface tablet is not compatible with any versions of ACT!.
Act! v16 will be the only version to officially work with Microsoft Office 2013.
Office 2013 and Act! seem to work somewhat haphazardly and random. We have used them alongside without error, and have also seen complete failures to get them to integrate at all. This is the case for all versions except for the new Act! v16 (Release 9/10/2013) which is the first to officially mention Office 2013.
Act! v16 also fully supports Windows 8, with numerous bug fixes over previous versions.
ACT! Versions that work with Windows 8:
These versions of ACT! can be installed and run without any issues.
- ACT! 6
- ACT! 2011
- ACT! 2012
- ACT! 2013
- Act! v16
ACT! Versions that work with Windows 8 with minor Issues:
Both of these versions of ACT! work fine, but you are shown an error message during installation. “This program has compatibility issues (Microsoft SQL Server 2005)”. When running ACT! and upgrading a database we noted the message: “Exceptions occurred while executing the database Schema Update Script”. Database seemed to successfully update.
- ACT! 2009
- ACT! 2010
ACT! versions that will not install on Windows 8:
- ACT! 2005
- ACT! 2006
- ACT! 2007
- ACT! 2008