NI LabVIEW 8.6 – New Feature, Compatibility, Bug Fix, and Upgrade Information
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Your purchase of NI LabVIEW software or the NI Developer Suite modular product offering includes one year of membership in the Standard Service Program (SSP) to help you make the most of your software investment. With an SSP membership, you can capitalize on the latest technology improvements through automatic software updates and maintenance releases and reduce your application development time with direct access to technical support from NI applications engineers via phone and e-mail. You also have access to special online, on-demand software training modules to learn more about features, application uses, and development best practices. Learn more about NI software maintenance and support programs here.
Learn about new features in LabVIEW 8.6 and its modules and toolkits:
Note: LabVIEW add-ons not updated for LabVIEW 8.6 may require a mass compile of their directories to update VIs to the newest version of LabVIEW.
Visit the download page for the latest versions of all NI hardware drivers.
For the first time, LabVIEW and all LabVIEW modules and toolkits are available on two DVDs to make the installation and activation process easier. Visit the LabVIEW Platform DVDs page for information.
LabVIEW 8.6 requires activation (Windows only). Only customers with active SSP memberships at the time of release (August 4, 2008) can activate LabVIEW 8.6 and LabVIEW 8.6 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.
Refer to the LabVIEW 8.6 Bug Fixes page for a list of issues addressed in this version.
LabVIEW 8.6 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.
For questions on upgrading your applications to LabVIEW 8.6, read Upgrade to the Latest Version of LabVIEW.