I am pleased to announce that there is a new version of Meeting Schedule Assistant now available.
At the moment we are awaiting the following translations:
Our translators will provide these as soon as their circumstances permit and the download will be updated accordingly.
Preview in Browser
The Preview in Browser feature has been improved. You can now view the current schedule in several different internet browsers (if they are installed):
At the moment the following browsers are supported:
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
We support external browsers because some users use ultra high definition monitors and the internal viewer does not print out correctly.
Monthly Volunteers – Gmail Users
A new DLL have been developed that uses the Gmail API and this means that this limitation no longer applies. The Email Settings window has been adapted for Gmail users:
An updated help topic has been provided that takes you through the authorisation process.
Auxiliary Classes During Circuit Visit
The Life and Ministry Meeting Instructions (S-38) state:10. Visit of Circuit Overseer: When the congregation has the visit of the circuit overseer, the program should proceed as described in the Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook with the following exceptions: The Congregation Bible Study portion of the Living as Christians section will be replaced with a 30-minute service talk given by the circuit overseer. Prior to the service talk, the Life and Ministry Meeting chairman will review the program just held, preview the next week’s program, make any necessary announcements, read any necessary letters, and then introduce the circuit overseer. After the service talk, the circuit overseer will conclude the meeting with a song of his choice. No auxiliary classes in the language of the congregation should be held during the visit of the circuit overseer. A foreign-language group may hold its meetings even when the circuit overseer is visiting the host congregation. However, the group should rejoin the host congregation for the circuit overseer’s service talk.
As a result, you can now assign students in the auxiliary classrooms during the visit of the Circuit Overseer. This new flexibility only applies when you are using the Foreign-Language Group mode.
Foreign-Language Group Special Events
Each Special Event can now be attached to a Foreign-Language Group:
This is because the group will have its own events. For example:
- Circuit Assemblies
- Circuit Overseer Visits
- Regional Conventions
This setting is taken into account when you create a new schedule with the Midweek Editor.
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows 10
- Windows 11
Deprecated Operating Systems
These operating systems are no longer supported:
- Windows 7 (Service Pack 1)
- Windows 8.1
You can still download the last supported version of Meeting Schedule Assistant (which was 23.1.0) from here. But this version is no longer maintained. You are encouraged to use version 23.1.1 or higher.