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Welcome to the CDX Technologies September 2017 Newsletter


We've just introduced a free ZIP Code lookup app that is available for download in the Microsoft Office Store.  Please take advantage of this free resource.   We also announce CDXZipStream Classic support will end this year.


Here is our latest blog posting:



and our latest CDXGeoData instructional videos on YouTube:


New Microsoft Store Excel App for ZIP Code Reports


Our ZIP Code Report add-in application is now a product offering in the Microsoft Office Store.  The app is free and demonstrates the output of our CDXGeoData and CDXZipStream tools for ZIP Code lookup.  It is based on a new Javascript technology (Office.js) from Microsoft that will allow it to work in Excel Online and Office 365 versions with Excel 2016 for both the PC and Mac. We also expect the technology to be available shortly in the Apple IOS versions of Excel.


In Excel 2016 and Excel Online you can install the template directly by using the Office Store menu option.  Search for "ZIP Code Report" to find the software. The app is based on our CDXGeoData service and does require a free key to work.


Here is an example of the output:



Data that can be retrieved by ZIP Code includes city, state, county, latitude, longitude, and population estimates. Links are also provided to our Excel templates which support address correction, ZIP and ZIP+4 lookup, distance calculations, radius analysis, demographics and more for all desktop versions of Excel.


This technology demonstrates that we can move our technology to new platforms such as the Mac, online versions of Excel and Apple IOS.  We can also develop custom apps that include Bing driving distance and geocoding functions which can be widely distributed to your workforce on these platforms without user licensing fees.  Custom Office.js Excel Add-ins can be "side-loaded" on both IOS and Excel Online without having to be listed in the Microsoft Office or Apple Stores.


CDXZipStream "Classic" Support Ending 12/31/2017


We will be ending our support of our CDXZipStream "Classic" version on December 31.  This product was introduced in 2007 and is based on older technology (VB6) that will not work in the latest 64 bit versions of Excel.  All functions included in this product, including MapPoint compatibility, are supported in our latest version of CDXZipStream.


If you have the classic product installed it will continue to work and your license to use it will not expire.  But we will not be upgrading this product with new features, providing data updates or insuring that it will work with new releases of Excel.  You will still be able to download the Classic program from our website and activate it.


The latest version of CDXZipStream that supports both 32 and 64 bit versions of Excel and Bing Maps can be found here.  MapPoint (which was discontinued by Microsoft in 2013) is still supported.  Users with an active data maintenance subscription can upgrade to the new version for free.  This subscription can be purchased in the "CDXZipStream Classic" menu in your online account.  It includes 12 months of ZIP Code updates and support.  


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of September 25.  There were 3248 changes made to the U.S. database this month.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar and click on "Check for Available Database Updates".  You can then update each database as required. 


CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.  If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update".


As always we hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  You can contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.


The Team at CDX Technologies 

September 2017



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In This Issue 


New Microsoft Store Excel App for ZIP Code Reports


CDXZipStream "Classic" Support Ends 12/31/2017


Data Updates