NI LabVIEW 2009 – New Feature, Compatibility, Bug Fix, and Upgrade Information
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New Features in LabVIEW 2009
Learn about new features in LabVIEW 2009 and its modules and toolkits:
Compatible LabVIEW Software Versions
Note: LabVIEW add-ons not updated for LabVIEW 2009 may require a mass compile of their directories to update VIs to the newest version of LabVIEW.
Compatible Driver Versions
Visit the download page for the latest versions of all NI hardware drivers.
LabVIEW Operating System Support Roadmap
For information on advance notice of upcoming changes to the list of desktop operating systems supported by the LabVIEW development system, visit the LabVIEW Operating System Support Roadmap page. Please note that this page does not include operating system support information for LabVIEW modules and toolkit software. All plans are subject to change without notice.
LabVIEW Life Cycle Policy
Through the LabVIEW Life Cycle Policy, you can access guidelines for better understanding and use of your NI product investment. In addition, the LabVIEW Life Cycle Policy helps you plan migrations and maximize your resources.
LabVIEW 2009 Platform DVDs and Activation
To help simplify installation and activation, LabVIEW and more than 25 add-on products are on two platform DVDs.. Visit the LabVIEW Platform DVDs page for information.
LabVIEW 2009 requires activation (Windows only). Only customers with active SSP memberships at the time of release (August 3, 2009) can activate LabVIEW 2009 and LabVIEW 2009 modules.
Q: Where Do I Find My Serial Number for Activation?
A: You can find your serial number on the Certificate of Ownership included in your software kit. If your software kit does not include a Certificate of Ownership, you can find your serial number on the product packing slip or on the shipping label.
If you have installed a previous version using your serial number, you can find the serial number by selecting the Help"About menu item within the application or by selecting your product within NI License Manager (Start"All Programs"National Instruments"NI License Manager). You can also contact National Instruments. Refer to ni.com/niglobal for branch office contact information.
Q: How Can I Find Out If I Have an SSP Membership?
Q: Why Has National Instruments Implemented Licensing and Activation?
A: NI has added product activation to some of its software products to improve software delivery and efficiency. It is now easier to deliver evaluation software, add-on features, online software downloads, and license management for large organizations.
List of Bug Fixes
Refer to the LabVIEW 2009 Bug Fixes page for a list of issues addressed in this version.
Download LabVIEW 2009
LabVIEW 2009 is available for download. This download offers a 30-day evaluation. You may activate the downloaded version at any time during those 30 days either by purchasing LabVIEW or applying your previous LabVIEW serial number.