Merrill Bridge will be implementing Release 7.3 and will be unavailable from Saturday 9/23 at 10:00 PM CDT until Sunday 9/24 at 3:00 AM CDT.
Merrill Bridge provides the highest level of security for your confidential data. To achieve this and enforce the most secure Advanced Encryption Standard ciphers via the TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 protocols, Merrill requires all computers using Windows 7 and Windows 10 to use the .NET 4.6.2 or higher Framework. Your computer may already be upgraded to this standard but since Merrill Bridge requires it, we’d like you to check with your IT team to confirm you are using .NET 4.6.2 or higher and if you are not, have your IT team upgrade you to this. This does not affect other applications that may use a different version of .NET. Microsoft has designed them so one computer can support multiple versions of .NET.
In addition to improvements in the security of your data, Merrill Bridge 7.3 will run more efficiently - users should experience improvement in performance. Additionally, this will provide the foundation for future enhancements to the product that would not have been possible before.
Contact your IT team to have them check if you require an upgrade to .NET 4.6.2. Your IT team can assist you in this upgrade if required. Click here for more information. If you or your IT team would like to discuss this release, please contact Merrill Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-375-7157.
In addition to upgrading to .NET 4.6.2, users of a 64-Bit version of Microsoft Office may need to perform an additional step, before loading Merrill Bridge. Users whose Microsoft Office was upgraded from 32-Bit to 64-bit via the upgrade option (versus having uninstalled 32-Bit and installing 64-Bit) will have a duplicate registry key that needs to be removed. Contact your IT team and provide them the detailed information that can be found here.