The 10% off promotion on new licences and upgrades of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE4 is due to end May 22 2013. Buy today to ensure you take advantage of this limited-time promotion.
Our current prices are inclusive of the extra discount. Please note - XE3 upgrade licences, Starter licences, academic licences, 5-packs and 10-packs are excluded.
Find out more about this promotion.
Xceed Extended WPF Toolkit Plus 2.0 enhances Xceed's comprehensive WPF toolkit with a new charting control, a new flexible docking control, a new listbox control, a new Windows 8 theme and much more.
Find out more about Xceed Extended WPF Toolkit Plus.
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold is a powerful network monitoring application. Its range of plug-ins extend functionality to address specific monitoring requirements.
Until 28 June 2013, you can combine any of the 6 WhatsUp Gold plug-ins or AlertFox and save. Buy 1 plug-in and get 10% off, buy 2 plug-ins and get 15% off each and buy 3 plug-ins and get 20% off each! Any of the following are valid for this promotion: WhatsUp Application Performance Monitor, WhatsUp Flow Monitor, WhatsConfigured, WhatsVirtual, WhatsUp Flow Publisher, WhatsUp VoIP Monitor or AlertFox End User Monitor.
Find out more about this limited-time promotion.
Through to 28 June 2013 you can save on 2 and 3 year renewals of GFI LANguard, MailEssentials and WebMonitor. Get 10% off 2 year renewals and 15% off 3 year renewals.
The promotion is available on commercial, academic, government and not for profit/charity pricing.
Find out more.
Mindjet MindManager includes perpetual licences of Windows and Mac versions of MindManager for a single, one-time payment.
To celebrate the launch, you can save 20% off the cost of new licences until 28 June 2013.
Buy online now or call us for more information about Mindjet MindManager.
Until 28 June 2013, if you are a new or existing Kaspersky customer, you can save on purchases of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business (Core, Select, Advanced or Total). Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business delivers comprehensive protection for your network in a range of editions to suit your budget.
Find out more about these Kaspersky promotions.
BizTalk 2013 is now available on Microsoft volume licensing schemes. Now on its eighth release, BizTalk Server helps to easily connect disparate systems inside and outside your organisation with more than 25 adapters and a robust messaging infrastructure. BizTalk Server 2013 introduces support for the latest technologies and standards including Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, SQL Server 2012 and System Center 2012.
Find out more about BizTalk 2013.
PRTG Network Monitor provides comprehensive, agentless system monitoring. Paessler's latest major update is now available and includes a rewritten web interface that's faster and more intuitive, a revised mobile web interface, updates to SNMP monitoring plus much more.
Find out more about PRTG Network Monitor.
Infragistics NetAdvantage Ultimate 2013 Vol 1 is now available and introduces a range of updates to the comprehensive .NET, HTML5 and iOS toolset. Take advantage of new charting and map controls for WPF and Silverlight, new native iOS controls, a new responsive UI framework for Ignite UI and an optimised touch experience across all the UI toolsets.
Plus this release also introduces NetAdvantage for Windows UI, a collection of XAML and HTML controls for building Windows 8 apps.
Find out more about Infragistics products.
Spread Studio for .NET is a high-performance, feature-rich spreadsheet component for WinForms, ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight and WinRT. Version 7 introduces Windows 8 support, conditional formatting enhancements, filter enhancements, Chinese localisation support and more.
Find out more about ComponentOne Spread.
Altova's new server products provide a cross-platform solution for automating essential business processes. MapForce Server provides data transformation for MapForce mappings, StyleVision Server generates reports and documents from XML or XBRL data and FlowForce Server can be used to provide comprehensive management, job scheduling and security for both servers.
Altova have also introduced new updates for XMLSpy, MapForce, StyleVision and Authentic.
Find out more about Altova products.
Updated session details are now available for the building applications for the future with Visual Studio 2012 event being held at the Microsoft offices on the 22nd May 2013. Places are filling up fast so register now, please click here to confirm your place.
Taking place from the 26-27th June 2013 the 5th annual Cloud World Forum is the platform for global authorities to present their “how-to” strategy and vision for how cloud can enhance your organisation. Hear from 200+ premier speakers across 8 theatres.
This is being held at Olympia National Hall, London. Click here to find out more.
Microsoft Bing Maps would like to invite you to their CRM & Mapping event. The objective of this event is to showcase how mapping can add value, driving greater insights from your CRM data. Not only will we be showcasing existing solutions but also the business and technical advantages and opportunities that mapping and CRM can bring.
This event is taking place on the 10th May 2013 at the Microsoft Office's, Cardinal Place, London from 13.30 – 17.00.
Find out more and register here.
Grey Matter will be exhibiting, in partnership with Intel Software, at the Device Developer’s Conference in Cambridge on the 16th May 2013.
The Device Developers' Conference 2013 will be your chance to learn about the latest development technologies from around the world. Whether your expertise is hardware design, enclosure design, software development, test and manufacture or project management, this event will enable you to explore the latest technologies and latest thinking.
Paessler is sponsoring and attending this year’s VMware Forum taking place at Wembley Stadium, London on the 2nd May.
At the event Paessler will be happy to demo PRTG and answer all your questions.
Find out more about VMware Forum.
If you currently have an Adobe CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6 suite or point product you can take advantage of this offer to upgrade to Creative Cloud for teams for a special introductory price. This promotion has now been extended until 31st December 2013.
Creative Cloud for teams provides a subscription to the entire collection of CS6 desktop applications plus additional benefits including cloud storage, collaboration and centralised administration.
Find out more about Creative Cloud for teams.
Ever wanted someone to explain the Microsoft Roadmap across the whole platform? Black Marble's Technical Update does just that - addressing how the products connect, what happened to them in the past 12 months, including what you might have missed, what is due in 2013 and our educated opinion of the road beyond.
Time - Registration 09:30 | Start 10:00 | End 13:00 Refreshments AvailableLocation – Microsoft London, Cardinal Place, Victoria
Symantec have extended their vOne promotion on Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray edition, which allows you to save up to 65% off Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray edition and get comprehensive protection for VMware or Hyper-V virtual environments.
The offer has now been extended until the 30th June 2013.
To view this offer and to find out more about Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray edition, please click here.
The MAPCITE family of products make it easy to visualise, share and extract geographically-based data. Most MAPCITE products are delivered as SaaS (Software as a Service) so requires no reliance on your internal IT teams, internal server connections and requires no additional software to be installed.
Find out more about MAPCITE.
Step up your existing Visual Studio Pro with MSDN licences to Visual Studio Premium with MSDN and save up to 30%.
This offer has now been extended until the 30th June 2013.
Step up your existing Visual Studio Pro licences to Premium and save up to 30%. Plus get all the additional functionality of Premium including testing and lab management tools, new feedback tools and agile planning capabilities. Valid from 1st October 2012 through to 30th June 2013.
Please contact Grey Matter to see if you qualify and for full offer details.
This event is being held at the Microsoft offices in Reading, on the 22nd May 2013 from 08.30-16.00 and will help you see how the improvements and new features in Visual Studio 2012 will help enhance your development process and develop apps for Windows 8.
The agenda includes – An introduction to building modern applications for Windows 8What’s new in Visual Studio 2012 (and the benefits of Premium for developers)Building and tuning Windows 8 Apps in C++Team Foundation Service/Server and ALM for developersTesting for developers
Take advantage of a newly introduced Embarcadero promotion where you can save 25% off new licence purchases of C++Builder XE3 Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate or Architect through to March 29 2013.
Plus, the two existing Embarcadero promotions, free HTML5 Builder licence with C++Builder XE3 Pro/Delphi XE3 Pro and Architect edition at Enterprise price on RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 or C++Builder XE3 have been extended through to March 29 2013.
Find out more about the Embarcadero promotions on our webshop.
Telerik's suite of .NET development tools see a range of new features in the latest release, including a new persistence framework for ASP.NET AJAX, OLAP support for the PivotGrid control in the ASP.NET AJAX, WinForms and XAML suites, a codeless OLAP charting engine in Telerik Reporting, a PDFViewer control for WinForms and much more.
Find out more about Telerik's controls.
Intel System Studio provides a complete software tool suite for embedded and mobile system development, comprising debuggers, analysers, compilers and libraries.
Find out more.
This issues articles include – Mapping Customer Data, Windows Server 2012, Targeting Multiple Platforms and Working with HTML5 as well as our regular features Straight talking, …and another thing and Short cuts.
Read all the articles.
This issues competition to win an iPad Mini is sponsored by Symantec. Enter today.
ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2013 Vol 1 brings Doc-To-Help's powerful documentation authoring capabilities to the next generation of platforms including Windows 8, Word 2013, Internet Explorer 10 and Team Foundation Server 2012. This release also introduces EPUB 3.0 support, updates to the DISQUS commenting system and new support for Dutch.
Doc-To-Help 2013 Vol 1 is available to buy or upgrade now.
You are invited to attend this webcast to learn how solutions that integrate Bing Maps and SharePoint help organizations gain greater insight from their business data to make smarter business decisions.
This webcast will last for 1 hour and is held on the 26th February 2013 17.00.
You’ll learn what’s included in the Bing Maps platform, and how to take advantage of the data services & imagery and incorporate them into line of business solutions within your organization.
RubyMine is a feature-packed IDE for Ruby and Ruby on Rails development. RubyMine 5 introduces support for RubyMotion, a CoffeeScript debugger, new tools for managing databases and other new capabilities.
Find out more about RubyMine.
SmartDraw makes creating flowcharts, organisation charts, project charts and other diagrams easy. Just released, SmartDraw 2014 introduces new task management capabilities, automatic online file backup, improved web and mobile viewing, plus much more.
Find out more about SmartDraw 2014.
Microsoft has launched Office 2013
Find out what’s new in Office 2013 and see the updated products and features here.
Microsoft Bing Maps would like to invite you to our Windows Store Aps (including Windows 8) & mapping event. Supporting this event will be experts in their field such as Microsoft specialists and evangelists and business partner speakers who will be presenting the market landscape, strategies and showcasing case studies on the latest applications developed using Bing Maps and other Microsoft technologies.
This event will also be a great opportunity for you to network and to ask questions to our selected panel.
The event is to take place on the 12th March 2013 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and will be held at the Microsoft Customer Centre in Victoria, London.
To view the agenda and register your place for this event please click here, you will need to enter the event ID: 532D94, please note that spaces are limited.
Integrating Analytics with GeoSpatial Information for Business Insight
Monday 4 February 2013 – 09:30-13:30, Microsoft Offices in Cardinal Place, London.
Pyramid Analytics and Microsoft are delighted to invite you to their “Putting BI into Bing” workshop and networking event. The event is complimentary and places are limited, so early registration is recommended.
This is a business session for business and IT managers and is not a technical event.
For details on this event and to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
GFI EventsManager provides event log monitoring, management and archiving. GFI EventsManager 2013, just released, adds real-time monitoring of assets, network infrastucture, applications and servers.
Find out more about GFI EventsManager.
Creative Cloud for teams is Adobe's new subscription service which gives access to the full Creative Suite of products through the VIP licensing programme. Introductory offer If you currently have an Adobe CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6 suite or point product you can take advantage of this offer to upgrade to Creative Cloud for teams for a special introductory price. This offer is available until the 30th April 2013.
Contact Grey Matter to find out more about more about Adobe Creative Cloud for teams.
All you need to do is answer the question correctly before the 18th January 2013.
Big savings are available on upgrades to Intel Studio XE products from Intel Composer XE, Intel C++ Composer XE, Intel Fortran Composer XE, Intel VTune Amplifier XE or Intel Inspector XE
Find out more about this offer.
This promotion is valid until 31st March 2013.
4th-8th March 2013 at the Barbican Conference Centre, London.
DevWeek is the UK’s biggest independent conference for software developers, database professionals and software architects, and features over 100 in-depth technical sessions and workshops on a wide range of key topics.
Book your place by 15th February 2013 and save £100!
Microsoft released Update 1 for Visual Studio 2012 at the end of November 2012. This includes both bug fixes and new features such as Code Maps and a new Memory Analyzer, and the ability to target C++ applications at Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Read about the updates here.
When you purchase a new, full-licence copy of QuarkXPress 9, we’ll give you another licence absolutely free!
This offer applies only to valid products purchased between 19th November 2012 and the 31st January 2013. This offer excludes upgrades, site/volume licences and educational and not-for-profit licences of QuarkXPress. The additional licence of QuarkXPress 9 will be a non-transferable, fully functional copy of QuarkXPress 9. Customers must successfully complete their redemption form and register their product within 20 days of the end of this offer.
For more information, please contact us.
Sparx Enterprise Architect is a powerful UML modelling tool for visualising, analysing, testing and maintaining a wide range of systems, software, processes and architectures. Enterprise Architect 10 provides powerful new tools for user interface simulation, impact analysis, improved model documentation, enhanced project management and much more. New tools and technologies include SysML 1.3, GML, Document Fragments and Profile Helpers for extending UML.
Find out more about Sparx Enterprise Architect 10.
C++Builder XE3 combines a powerful C++ compiler together with an advanced Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for rapid C++ development. The compiler has just had a major update introducing support for developing 64-bit apps along with improved support for C++11 standards.
The update is free for current C++Builder XE3 users. If you've yet to buy or upgrade, you can take advantage of a range of time-limited promotions through to Dec 31 2012.
This month Bing Maps have added over 121 TB of satellite and Global Ortho imagery to the Windows 8 Maps app and Bing Maps.
The latest issue of HardCopy is now available online.
Articles include: PDF in the Modern World, Reasons to Compress, Private Cloud, Windows Azure in Action as well as our regular articles Straight Talking, Short Cuts and …..and another thing.
This issue's competition sponsored by Intel gives you the chance to win an ASUS Zenbook. Enter today.
Click here to view all the articles.
An online guide to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, produced by Grey Matter.
Grey Matter has compiled a collection of independently written articles that cover every aspect of the latest version of Visual Studio, from its comprehensive support for the Web, smartphone, cloud and the new Windows Store, to the environment it provides for designing, managing and deploying large-scale team projects.
Read the online supplement here.
O&O Defrag is a powerful disk defragmenter to enhance computer performance. O&O Defrag 16 introduces support for Windows 8, enhanced support for SSDs and performance optimisations that can reduce defragmentation time by up to 40%.
Find out more about O&O Defrag 16 or call us for a quote today.
Find out more about ComponentOne Studio Enterprise.
Find out how GFI Cloud will benefit your business. Wednesday 28th November at 10:00am.
This exclusive webinar from GFI will provide you with expert information about GFI Cloud and how it can ensure a high performing, low cost security solution for your business. You will also have the opportunity to hear directly from GFI and ask questions to their technical engineers.To register for the webinar, please click here.
ReSharper is a Visual Studio add-in with on-the-fly code analysis, coding assistance, refactorings and more. ReSharper 7.1 fixes over 300 performance problems and bugs whilst adding support for Windows Phone 8 and enhancing support for VB.NET and XAML.
ReSharper 7.1 is available now and is a free upgrade for anyone who owns an existing Resharper 7 licence or Resharper 6 licence purchased since June 1, 2012.
Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013 has been released. Cluster Studio XE 2013 introduces the latest version of the MPI Library, support for the latest Intel processors, new performance tools, enhanced support for the latest language standards and more.
Find out more about Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013.
Infragistics NetAdvantage 2012 Vol 2 is now available and introduces new Windows 8 UI theming and Touch gesture support, Visual Studio 2012 support, numerous enhancements to existing chart and grid controls and more.
This release also introduces three new products: Ignite UI (previously NetAdvantage for jQuery) which provides a range of jQuery-based HTML5 controls, NucliOS, a range of native iPhone controls and MobileAdvantage which bundles all of Infragistics mobile controls into one package.
Last few places available for this one day hands on seminar being held on the 20th November 2012.
Join Grey Matter and Intel for this free one day hands on seminar exploring Parallel Programming using Intel Parallel Studio XE. This seminar will be run by Stephen Blair-Chappell. This full day seminar will focus on parallel performance measurement and optimisation and will give you a hands on experience of Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013. It will be taking place on the 20th November 2012 at the Intel offices in Winnersh, near Reading from 9.00-5.00. Register today to ensure your place on the seminar.
Veeam Essentials pricing is expected to rise by up to 20% from 1st Jan 2013. By buying today, you can not only take advantage of the current lower pricing, but also get an extra 3 months maintenance for free on the Standard edition and an extra 6 months maintenance free on the Enterprise edition (supporting up to a maximum of 6 sockets per organisation).
Veeam Essentials provides backup, replication and monitoring capabilities for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.
Find out more about Veeam Essentials, or contact us today to take advantage of this promotion.
CA's ERwin data tools provide powerful database modelling, validation and profiling. This release introduces a re-architected model repository, enhancements to the web portal, LDAP support and other enhanced capabilities.
Find out more about CA ERwin Data Modeler, CA ERwin Data Modeler for SQL Azure and CA ERwin r9 Web Portal.
Telerik's .NET controls have been updated in the new Q3'2012 release, which features full Visual Studio 2012 support, new data visualisation controls, new Windows 8 controls and much more.
Find out more about Telerik's products.
InstallAnywhere 2012 provides a quick and easy way to author professional, reliable software installations for multiple operating systems. InstallAnywhere 2012, just released, introduces new platform support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, a new Cloud Pack for extending installation support to virtual and cloud infrastructures, application tagging support and more.
Find out more about InstallAnywhere 2012.
NovaBACKUP provides easy-to-use backup and restore capabilities for desktops, servers, SQL Server, Exchange, virtual machines and more. Version 14 introduces support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, faster backup and load times, the ability to restore to dissimilar partition sizes and other new features.
Find out more about NovaBACKUP products.
Microsoft have launched Windows 8.
Find out more about the latest version of Windows here.
Save up to 33% off Licence and Software Assurance on Office 2010 Standard or Professional Plus on Open Licence commercial or government schemes
Through to 30 November 2012, on the Microsoft Open Licensing Scheme, save up to 33% off the normal purchase price of Licence & Software Assurance on Office 2010 Standard or Office 2010 Professional Plus.
This offer is available for both commercial and government agreements, supporting a maximum of 200 licences.
For more information, or to buy, please contact us.
WinZip makes it easy to compress and decompress ZIP, RAR, LHA and other archive file types. Just released, WinZip 17 introduces cloud integration with support for Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox, watermarking capabilities, an enhanced user interface and other new features.
Buy or upgrade to WinZip 17 now.
Adobe Acrobat XI is now shipping! Acrobat XI introduces PDF editing capabilities, enhanced copy and edit protection, support for Adobe's cloud-based services (Acrobat.com and EchoSign) and much more.
Call us now for a quote on Acrobat XI Standard or Acrobat XI Professional.
SmartDraw 2013 is now available and makes it easier than ever to create professional-quality graphics. This release debuts SmartShare, a cloud service for easily storing and sharing SmartDraw visuals with anyone, on any device.
Find out more about SmartDraw 2013.
You are invited to this free one day hands on seminar hosted by Grey Matter and Intel exploring Parallel Programming using Intel Parallel Studio XE. This seminar will be run by Stephen Blair-Chappell. This full day seminar will focus on parallel performance measurement and optimisation and will give you a hands on experience of Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013. It will be taking place on the 20th November 2012 at the Intel offices in Winnersh, near Reading from 9.00-5.00.
This seminar will cover -
Three questions everyone keeps asking. In this session we give an overview of Intel Parallel Studio XE, by answering three commonly asked questions. Case Study 1Use all the tools in Parallel Studio to profile and tune an example application. A quick look at Intel Parallel Advisor XE (includes demo-driven hands-on)Learn how to do a ‘what-if’ analysis of your application.Looking for Errors Use the Intel Inspector XE to debug those ‘difficult to find’ memory and threading errors.Is understanding low-level CPU architecture essential? How to use Intel VTuneTM Amplifier XE to spot performance bottlenecksAll equipment and lunch will be provided on the day. Register today to ensure your place on the seminar.
Register today for Acrobat XI E-seminar on the 15th October!
It’s the complete solution you need to streamline how you work with PDF files and forms. Discover a new way to work with the advanced features of Acrobat XI. Spend less time on busy work and more time getting your job done with Adobe Acrobat XI software.
This webinar is taking place on the 15th October 2012 at 10am or 3pm
Through to December 31 2012, purchase a new licence of TestComplete and you can also purchase LoadComplete at a 25% discount! This offer can also be applied if you purchased a new licence of TestComplete within the last 90 days (1 July 2012 onwards).
LoadComplete is the perfect complement to TestComplete and provides quality, yet affordable, load testing capabilities.
For more information on this promotion, or a quote, please contact us.
Hearing directly from our experts is the best way to get a really good understanding of Visual Studio 2012. In this session we will look at the Application Lifecycle Management capabilities of Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 and how that supports the entire software development lifecycle.
This one day event is hosted by Microsoft in Edinburgh on the 8th November from 10.00-14.00.
WhatsUp Gold provides comprehensive monitoring of your entire network infrastructure. New features in this release include wireless device monitoring for Cisco and Aruba LAN controllers, integrated Layer 2 discovery and mapping, PowerShell and .NET scripting support, enhanced scalability and much more.
Find out more about WhatsUp Gold.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 provides protection for desktops and servers against viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware. It can be used as either an on-premise solution or as a cloud-managed service which installs in minutes and requires no additional hardware. Featuring the latest technologies, including Symantec Insight and SONAR, it can detect new and previously unknown threats.
The single subscription fee flattens operating costs and covers maintenance, service updates and 24x7 support, regardless of whether you opt for the cloud-managed service or on-premise management.Click here to find out more, or call us on 01364 654100
nFocus would like to invite you to the dedicated launch event for the testing functionality within Visual Studio 2012! This event will demo the valuable testing tools currently available within Visual Studio, as well as the new functionality available within the 2012 release. Following the sessions, nFocus will be holding a drinks reception with canapés to celebrate the launch.
These events are being held in – Birmingham on the 22/10/2012 at 13.00. London on the 23/10/2012 at 13.00.
Step up your existing Visual Studio Pro licences to Premium and save up to 30%. Plus get all the additional functionality of Premium including testing and lab management tools, new feedback tools and agile planning capabilities. This offer is available for customers who meet all of the following:
Valid from October 1 2012 through to March 31 2013.
Find out more about this promotion or call us today for a quote.
AdminStudio is a software repackager for enabling efficient, successful software deployment. The AdminStudio 11.5 Service Pack 1 release enhances support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, introduces new operating system compatibility tests, includes InstallShield 2012 Spring SP1 and more.
Find out more about AdminStudio.
Adobe Acrobat XI will be available from the 15th October 2012.
If you have Acrobat 7 or older you have until the 12th October 2012 to upgrade to Acrobat X, this is your last chance to take advantage of upgrade prices before your eligibility expires.
Upgrade to Acrobat X Standard or Professional today.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 was launched on 12th September 2012 Whether you’re supporting existing applications or building new web and desktop applications, Visual Studio 2012 has the tools you need to build them now.
Find out more about Visual Studio 2012 today.
Mindjet are holding four 20 minute webinars during October to give an introduction to Mindjet.
These are being held on the 10th October, 17th October, 24th October and the 31st October 2012 from 10.00-10.20am.
Visit the Grey Matter events calendar for full details.
Until 15 November 2012, developers can save up to 50% on InstallShield 2012 Spring Professional when you upgrade from your InstallShield Express licence.
Through to 30th November 2012, save up to 30% on purchasing CS6 Production Premium when you switch from Final Cut Pro or Avid.
Available on the commercial CLP, TLP and ELA volume licensing schemes. Excludes boxed products and Student and Teacher editions.
Please contact us for more information on this promotion.
Established in 1999, HardCopy Magazine is independently written by Grey Matter for IT professionals featuring information, buyers guides and news from the world of software.Issue 57 features an interview with David Intersimone of Embarcadero, and discussions on other current affairs in the software industry, including integration with the cloud, and what implications the new release of Windows 8 might have for developers. This issue also features a competition to win an Andriod Tablet with ESET!Read Issue 57 of HardCopy here
The eagerly anticipated new version of Mindjet (previously MindManager) has been released, bringing with it some significant new changes and features and offers exciting new functionality for users.
One of these new features, is that Mindjet is now available through a simplified subscription model, so that users can create and collaborate on maps anytime, anywhere, on any platform - for one subscription price. For more information about the new Mindjet licensing and it's features, please contact Grey Matter on 01364 654100.
Corel PaintShop Pro X5 is powerful photo-editing software. This release features new instant effects, improved graphic design tools and enhanced HDR technology for creating stunning photos.
Find out more about PaintShop Pro X5.
The 2013 release of Altova's development tools are now available for purchase. This release features powerful new support for SQL stored procedures in data mapping projects, seamless integration of MissionKit functionality in Java applications, updated standards support and more.
Additionally the MissionKit editions have been simplified and are now available in 'Enterprise' and 'Professional' editions.
Find out more about the latest Altova release.
Save 20% on the price of both new licences and upgrades for ComponentOne Studio Enterprise and ComponentOne Ultimate until 28th September 2012.
Buy online now or contact us for a quote. Please note there is no additional discount available on volume purchases during this promotion.
Find out more about ComponentOne Studio Enterprise and ComponentOne Ultimate.
Windows 8 Support - VMware Workstation 9 is optimized for running Windows 8 virtual machines and running on Windows 8 PCs.
Access from Almost any Device - Workstation’s new web interface allows you to access your virtual machines running in Workstation or vSphere on a tablet, smart phone, PC or any device with a modern browser.
Restricted virtual machines - Create virtual machines that are encrypted, block USB devices, require a runtime password, and another password to change virtual machine settings.
Mindjet's Technology Guarantee entitles you to receive a free electronic upgrade to the latest version - when it is released.
This offer is available for all customers buying new licenses and upgrades of MindManager 2012 for Windows or MindManager Version 9 for Mac until 19th September 2012.Call us for the full information on this offer.
No Downtime Migration: Why Wait? with Vision Solutions
Gain insights into how to balance cost vs. downtime, and exposure vs. risk of your data to understand the "real" migration time. This informative webcast will be presented by Vision Solutions' Peter Sa, Craig Hartwig and Derek Cheek.
Join us to learn about:
•How to migrate with virtually no downtime. •Surprising ROI considerations. •Ways to eliminate the risk of data loss. •Review the latest research on migration challenges. •Time for your questions
This webinar is hosted by Vision Solutions at 10am 18th September 2012.
Pre-order your boxed copy of Visual Studio 2012 today from Grey Matter.
Visual Studio 2012 enables developers to build applications for all Microsoft platforms from one powerful IDE. Supporting native development with Visual C++ or .NET development with Visual Basic .NET, C# or F#, it covers a range of technologies including Windows Forms, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Azure, SQL Server, Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Windows Phone.
Intel has just introduced two new development suites, Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013 and Intel Cluster Studio XE 2013. These suites include optimised compilers, libraries and analysis tools to efficiently improve application performance and accuracy.
Find out more about these new products click here.
Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE3 is the developer force multiplier and the fastest way to build data-rich, visually engaging applications. RAD Studio XE3 gives developers the power of Delphi, C++Builder, Embarcadero Prism and HTML5 Builder so you can deliver applications 5x faster across Windows 8, Mac OS X including Retina display and more.
InstallShield 2010 users are still eligible to purchase InstallShield 2012 Spring for the lower upgrade price until the 30 September 2012. By upgrading to InstallShield 2012 Spring, you benefit from its latest features which include, support for Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 as well as hybrid cloud deployment with Microsoft SQL Azure. Contact Grey Matter on 01364 654100 to find out more.
Grey Matter has just launched their GFI showcase page giving you details on the whole GFI product range.
You can find information on GFI’s Cloud Products, Security Products, Compliance Products and Productivity Products which all work together seamlessly, allowing you to access all the IT solutions you need from a single source.
View the GFI showcase page here.
Final versions of Windows 8 (available on MSDN and TechNet subscriptions) and Visual Studio 2012 (available on MSDN subscriptions) are now available for download!
Ensure you have an active TechNet subscription or MSDN subscription to be one of the first to get the latest releases for testing (TechNet) or development (MSDN) purposes.
Grey Matter now has the whole Idera product range featured on the website.
Idera provides systems and application management software for Windows and Linux Servers, including solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and compliance and server administration.
View all the products here.
Black Marble are hosting a range of events including - what’s new in SharePoint, Architecture Forum in the North 5 and their Tenth Annual Technical Update.
CA also host weekly technical webex’s around virtualisation to give customers an understanding of how ARCserve fits into their virtual environments.
View all available events here.
Until the 28th September 2012 you can get 2 years for the price of 1 on Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2012.
This offer is available on commercial Standard Technician Licences and Premium Technician Licences.
JetBrains has released the latest version of their powerful add-in for Visual Studio. ReSharper 7 adds full-blown support for Visual Studio 2012 while preserving compatibility with Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and 2010. ReSharper 7 also provides extensive tooling for developers targeting Windows 8 and WinRT, the brand-new Microsoft operating system and runtime.
Find out more about ReSharper 7.
Sybase Advantage Database Server is a relational database server for client-server applications. New in version 11 is client-less data access through the Advantage Web Platform OData web service, online table maintenance capabilities to manage data whilst users are accessing tables, a range of SQL enhancements plus much more.
Find out more about Advantage Database Server.
•Support for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is ending on April 8, 2014. •Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ended on July 12, 2011. •Support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) ended on July 13, 2010.
If you're running one of these versions after support ends, you won't get security updates for Windows.
Contact us today and find out how you can upgrade to Windows 7Moving to Windows 7 helps you simplify everyday tasks, helps make your PC safer, and makes new things possible.
GFI Cloud provides a range of services for managing your IT infrastructure. With a cloud-based administration console, you can manage your computers anytime, anywhere, without the need to purchase additional server hardware. Optimised for up to 1000 users, GFI Cloud can be up and running in 10 minutes or less.
The first services available on GFI Cloud are:
GFI Network Server Monitor Online - monitor and manage all your workstations, laptops and servers for hardware failures and other irregularities. VIPRE Business Online - provides real-time threat protection against viruses, spyware and other malware.
Find out more about GFI Cloud.
ComponentOne Studio Enterprise provides essential UI controls for all .NET platforms. New in 2012 v2 is the inclusion of Studio for LightSwitch, which includes a range of controls for codelessly creating LightSwitch applications. 2012 v2 also features the official release of GanttView for WinForms, numerous updates to the WPF and Silverlight suites, a new AutoComplete control for ASP.NET plus more.
Find out more about ComponentOne Studio Enterprise.
NovaStor launch the latest version of NovaBACKUP.
NovaBACKUP 13.1 offers faster backups, faster load times and more efficient storage usage.
Click here for more information.
Four staff members from Grey Matter ran the Torbay Half Marathon on the 24th June 2012.
Raising £954.00 we are really proud to award this to the FSID's charity.
Thank you to everyone who donated and congratulations again to those who took part.
You can see our donations page here.
This offer is available to new, renewal, mid-agreement add-on, mid-agreement additional licenses and upgrades for Open Value and Open Value Subscription commercial customers wanting to purchase any of the included products during the offer period.
Find out more and see full product list.
Purchase or upgrade to C++Builder XE2 with one year maintenance and you can save 20% - now extended through to 30 July 2012.
Plus you will get priority beta access to upcoming C++Builder releases. The promotion is applicable for Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions only.
Find out more about this promotion.
Camtasia Studio 8 was completely taken apart and rebuilt from the ground up using the latest technology. As a result, Camtasia Studio 8 is optimised for high definition, high motion screen video capture and editing.
Camtasia Studio 8 lets anyone create powerful, professional, interactive videos for education, training, marketing and sales.
Until the 15th September 2012 you can save 50% when you purchase vCenter Operations Management Advanced Edition. This is a great offer for small and medium size business’ that need to ensure the best performance, highest resource efficiency and plan for future capacity needs in vSphere environments.
Telerik's Q2 product release is now available. This release includes a new HTML5 chart control for ASP.NET AJAX, the official release of RadDiagram in the XAML suites, more than 20 Metro design templates for Windows Phone plus much more.
Find out more about Telerik products.
Bing Maps has just released the latest publication of satellite imagery, the largest satellite release to date. This record-setting Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography. Over 165 terabytes of new data is now live on Bing Maps; this equates to nearly 40 Million sq km (almost 15 Million sq miles, or over ¼ of the Earth’s landmass.)
This release features imagery over North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia. The total area covered by new satellite imagery in this data release is nearly 38 million square kilometers.
Visit Bing Maps World Tour App to view full coverage.
The Backup Exec team is happy to announce the global availability of Backup Exec 2012 SP1. This service pack update to the Backup Exec 2012 product delivers updates based on requests we have received from our community. Our products are built and designed based on the feedback from the user community.The Backup Exec 2012 SP1 release contains functionality that has been implemented as a direct result of this feedback, and additional user requests will be addressed in future updates to the product this year.
For more information please click here.
Nuance have launched the latest version of their PDF Converter Professional that lets business users improve the way they create, convert, securely share PDF files and collaborate.
Find out more about PDF Converter 8.
The Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 and are now available for download here.
In conjunction with the Visual Studio release, Windows has made available a Windows 8 Release Preview. Please visit the Building Windows 8 blog for the official announcement by Steven Sinofsky. You can download the Windows 8 Release Preview here.
Last year, Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with Nokia in Mapping. the two companies have spent a lot of time working together, sharing information and investigating better ways to provide relevant mapping information to help you find and get to where you’re going more quickly. Today, we’re excited to announce another important phase in that partnership with the launch of Nokia powered traffic results, which are rolling out in 24 countries on Bing Maps.
Find out more about this announcement.
The summer issue of HardCopy is now available online at www.softwareknowhow.info
This issue’s articles include: SQL Server 2012 – Inside the latest release, Backup in a virtual world – tools that are tailored for virtual environments, GPU vs Manycore – NVIDIA takes on Intel – we evaluate the tools and technologies.
Click here to access HardCopy 56 online.
This issue's competition sponsored by Intel gives you the chance to win an ASUS Ultrabook ready-installed with not only Intel Parallel Studio XE but also Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN Essentials (courtesy of Microsoft). Enter today.
Through to June 15 2012, you can purchase new licences of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise (includes .NET controls for WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET, Silverlight, Win Phone and more) at a saving of 20%. Find out more about ComponentOne Studio Enterprise.
Plus we are offering an additional 5% off across the ComponentOne product range until 30 June 2012.
Purchase the Creative Cloud Team Ready offer and get immediate access to the latest versions of all CS6 applications included with CS6 Master Collection, along with new products such as Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge and Adobe Lightroom as they become available.
The Creative Cloud Team Ready offer is a 12 month, term-based offer available through the Adobe Transactional Licensing Program (TLP). There is no minimum purchase or limit to the number of memberships you can buy.
Find out more and purchase Creative Cloud Team Ready today.
InstallShield 2012 Spring has just been released and is now available for purchase. New features in this release include pre-release Windows 8 support, SQL Azure support, an enhanced end-user experience with redesigned wizard pages and much more.
Find out more about InstallShield 2012 Spring.
The newest version of Adobe CS6 is now available and brings many new and improved features. Adobe CS6 is available four new suites: CS6 Design Standard, CS6 Design and Web Premium, CS6 Production Premium and CS6 Master Collection.
Find out more about the new versions of Adobe CS6.
Version 12 of PRTG will introduce the continuous rollout of new features.
From the new release all customers with active maintenance will be automatically notified upon release of new versions and features. PRTG even includes an option, allowing you to install the new version automatically, as soon as it becomes available.
The continuous roll out will provide new features, support for new technologies, as well as frequent and quick bug fixes, at the same time improving the quality of the software.
PRTG 12 Public Beta Test
Paessler wants your feedback so test the newest version today. The beta version of PRTG 12 should not be used in production.
FREE interactive workshop hosted by Embarcadero
Are you looking or trying to develop applications for Mac, iPhone and iPad? If your already using Microsoft Visual Studio then find out how you can utilise your existing code and combine it with RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey to help you deliver your applications to the Mac platform and mobile devices. RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey are one of the most significant advances in the application development since the emergence of the IDE!
Date: Wednesday 30 May 2012, The Old Session House, London, Time: 9.00 – 4.00 Lunch included
The workshop is FREE but places are limited, register today.
PyCharm is a feature-packed Python IDE. PyCharm 2.5 introduces support for the latest version control systems, support for Python interpreters running on remote hosts, enhanced performance and more.
Find out more about JetBrains products.
System Center 2012 delivers an integrated management solution for managing private and public clouds, traditional datacentres, desktop computers and mobile devices.
Click here to find out more.
Paessler’s technical support team is happy to showcase a technical oriented product demo for you. It will take about 45 minutes to cover the most important features of PRTG Network Monitor, and there will be room for your questions and answers.
This webinar is taking place on the 24th April 2012 at 15.00. Register for this webinar today.
FileMaker provides easy to use database software for Windows and Mac users of any experience level who wish to collect and share information in a variety of ways, including through a network, over the web or in file formats such as PDF.
New features in FileMaker 12 include new themes, enhanced iOS support, faster, more streamlined charting and much more.
Find out more about FileMaker 12.
Join the Wolfram Mathematica team on the 20th April at Trinity College in Cambridge for:"Mathematica 8 in Research, Development, Analysis and Design with Jon McLoone of Wolfram" among other presentations (including a Q&A session to close).Please click here for further information.
Nevron .NET Vision provides a suite of .NET controls for charting, diagramming and creating user interfaces. Just released, Nevron .NET Vision 2012 Vol 1 provides new AJAX-based web controls for Nevron Chart and Nevron Diagram, updates to the user interface controls and numerous performance improvements.
Find out more about Nevron .NET Vision 2012 Vol 1.
nFocus has launched their new website which includes a dedicated section for their work with different Microsoft technologies. nFocus specialise exclusively in the provision of software application testing and test consultancy services.
Visit their new website and find out more about nFocus here.
Paessler are running a series of webinars between 10th April and 5th June 2012 run by their technical support team. Each webinar will be a 45 minutes product demo covering the most important features of PRTG Network Monitor and there will be room for your questions and answers.
The dates of the webinars are - 10th April, 24th April, 8th May, 22nd May or the 5th June 2012. Book your place on one of the product demo’s today.
New from ComponentOne, FlexGrid for LightSwitch provides a powerful grid control for your LightSwitch applications. It comes complete with features you won't find in the standard LightSwitch grid including printing support, codeless conditional formatting, merged cells, enhanced styling and more.
Find out more about ComponentOne FlexGrid for LightSwitch.
Microsoft has just released the latest version of SQL Server 2012. SQL Server 2012 is a robust data platform for data storage, management, business intelligence, availability and scalability.
Take advantage of a range of new features in SQL Server 2012 including enhanced business intelligence capabilities, AlwaysOn availability, increased performance, new Data Quality Services, a new set of development tools and much more.Find out more about SQL Server 2012 here.
Grey Matter has added Paessler FAQ’s to the PRTG Network Monitoring product pages. Making it easier for you to find the answers to your PRTG questions.
Find out more about PRTG and view the FAQ’s here.
ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2012 v1 has just been released and features a range of updates to the .NET control suite including a new HTML5 scheduler control in the ASP.NET suite, a new mapping control for the Silverlight, WPF, WinForms and Windows Phone suites, six new WPF themes and much more.
Find out more about what's new in ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2012 v1.
Today Adobe have announced the beta release of Photoshop CS6. A preview of what’s to come in the next release is available as a free download from Adobe Labs. Customers can download the beta, try out the experience and provide feedback to the product team.
Download the beta today.
Grey Matter has turned their 29 years of Microsoft licensing advice, knowhow and experience into a new licensing showcase.
Here you will find information on: all the different licensing options available, how you qualify, which products are included, Software Assurance options, pricing, agreement terms and payment options.
Explore Grey Matter’s Microsoft licensing showcase.
You can now licence Bing Maps for Microsoft Dynamics CRM online starting at just one user for £2.50 per month. To find out more click here.
We are already using MindManager successfully in many business areas, including personal management, brainstorming, problem solving, departmental planning and organising projects," says Greg Nixon, Project Manager at Renishaw. "This investment in new, standardised licences means we can deploy the software where and when it is needed, giving even more of the business the opportunity to realise the benefits of MindManager.
To read the full article please click here.
Today Infragistics announced Visual Studio 11 Beta readiness across its UI development toolsets. With Visual Studio 11 Beta compatibility NetAdvantage Ultimate 2011 Volume 2 empowers users to develop and deliver compelling user experiences across all platforms.
Infragistics has shipped the first NetAdvantage Ultimate 2011 Volume 2 Service Release that includes Visual Studio 11 Beta compatible bits. NetAdvantage Ultimate customers with support will continue to receive Service Releases as Visual Studio 11 moves out of Beta and through to general availability.
Following the success of Office 365 Microsoft have announced that they are reducing the cost of Office 365. Office 365 for enterprise plans are being reduced by up to 20%, there are also price changes for the K2 plan and a number individual Office 365 services.
As Microsoft rapidly add customers, the cost to run Office 365 becomes more efficient. With these efficiencies, Microsoft is able to pass on these savings to make it even more affordable for customers of all sizes to move to Office 365.
These price changes are effective from today for new and renewing customers. Find out more about Office 365 today.
On 24 February 2012, British Prime Minister David Cameron opened the new headquarters of Wolfram Research Europe Ltd. in Oxfordshire, UK.
Read more about the Prime Minister's visit here.
Experience the excitement of the SQL Server at the virtual Launch on the 7th March 2012.
Register your place today.
Latest version of the powerful backup and recovery solution for physical and virtual environments.
What's new in Backup Exec 2012?
- One product for any recovery. - Integrated bare metal disaster recovery. - New administration console. - 'Backup Stages'. - Quickly convert backups to virtual machines. - And much more...
TeamCity, from JetBrains, is a continuous integration server for .NET, Java and Ruby. The latest release, TeamCity 7, adds improved build parameters, build agent pools, new ReSharper code inspections for .NET languages, NuGET support plus much more.
Find out more about TeamCity.
Install and try Visual Studio 11 Beta today and seize the future of development.
Find out more today.
ComponentOne Wijmo is a new product from ComponentOne that includes over 40 cross-browser web controls for creating web apps and websites. From interactive menus to rich charts, each control has a full set of features, comprehensive documentation and outstanding performance.
Find out more about ComponentOne Wijmo.
Microsoft has announced the Windows 8 Consumer Preview in Barcelona today.
Find out more and see what new today.
Snagit helps you capture the contents of your screen, add effects and annotations and share them with anyone. New Snagit 11 for Windows and Snagit on Mac 2 introduce video capture with output to Camtasia Studio, Screencast.com and YouTube, new stamps and effects, new image outputs to Facebook, Twitter and Evernote, plus much more.
Find out more about Snagit.
The Spring issue of HardCopy is now available on www.softwareknowhow.info
This issue's articles include: Making Sense - Extracting information from the data available to your business, Mobile Platforms - The choices to be made when targeting mobile devices and Silver Linings - Can you rely on the cloud for your security needs?
Also, you could be in with the chance of winning an Apple 16GB iPad 2 by entering this issue's competition (sponsored by AVG).
Enter our competition here today.
Release 2 of Altova's 2012 products has just been launched and introduces a range of updates across the product range, including support for EPUB 2.x in XMLSpy, new code generation capabilities for UML sequence diagrams in UModel, support for Oracle PL/SQL packages in DatabaseSpy and much more.
Version 2012 R2 is a free upgrade for customers with a valid Support and Maintenance Package.
Find out more about Altova products.
Join Mindjet for a Connect SharePoint Breakfast Briefing
Mindjet will show you how you can drive productivity in your organisation through: • Enhanced Navigation • Improved insight into the knowledge base • SharePoint Dashboards Mindjet will also provide a unique offering of all of the above including a highly discounted Connect SP starter package, which includes 5 free MindManager 2012 licences.The Lowry Hotel, Manchester, 14th March - Register NowOne Aldwych, London, 15th March - Register Now
Telerik's .NET controls have just been updated with the 2012 Q1 release. New features include enhanced printing support for the scheduler and gridview controls in WinForms, two new beta controls for viewing gantt charts and creating diagrams in the Silverlight and WPF suites, a new standalone report designer in Telerik Reporting and much more.
RubyMine is a powerful, intelligent IDE for developing Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications. RubyMine 4 introduces enhanced performance and a streamlined UI, dozens of new Ruby code inspections and refactorings, Rails 3.2 support and more.
Find out more about RubyMine 4.
From the 1st March 2012 Paessler will be introducing new pricing to reflect the many improvements and new features now offered by PRTG Network monitor.
With the new price list Paessler will also introduce the PRTG 2500 license to reflect the growing demand for a license level between 1000 and unlimited sensors. Paessler will also be discontinuing new PRTG Site Licenses from the 1st March.
To place your orders today and avoid the price increase please contact Grey Matter.
We are pleased to announce that Grey Matter and Embarcadero technologies will be hosting a stand at DevWeek 2012 and will be demonstrating how Visual Studio developers can deploy their applications to multiple platforms. The event will be taking place during 26th to 30th of March and has become the UK’s biggest conference for Developers, DBA’s and IT Architects and includes sessions around programming in C#, C++, .NET as well as mobile and cloud development.
Find out more by visiting www.devweek.com
Better manage and retain information through visualisation with MindManager 2012 Professional for Windows.
Try for free today by clicking here.
From the 1st July all UK volume licensing pricing will be aligned to Euro pricing to establish greater price consistency across Europe. Due to sustained currency divergence among the British Pound (GBP) and the Euro, prices in the UK are expected to change based on the prevailing currency exchange rate.
Due to the possible price increases expected in July you may want to consider purchasing your Microsoft products before the end of June 2012. These price changes do not apply to academic pricing. For more information on this pricing policy change please click here. Grey Matter will keep you updated as more information regarding this pricing change becomes available.
Try a free 30 day trial of Paessler PRTG Network Monitor, this trial allows you to explore the full benefits of PRTG today, for free.
PRTG Network Monitor is a powerful network monitoring solution from Paessler AG. It provides a comprehensive set of sensors along with an easy-to-use, intuitive interface for comprehensive bandwidth, uptime and performance monitoring.
Request your trial today.
Bing Maps has released New GO imagery of London. View images of the Olympic Park here.
Enhancements include VMware 5 support and a rewritten Mobile Web GUI.
Find out more about Paessler PRTG.
Effective March 1, 2012 Symantec will be removing Symantec™ ServiceDesk from Altiris™ IT Management Suite (ITMS).
For further information please click here.
HardCopy* issue 55 is due out soon.
Subscribe to HardCopy here today.
*Established in 1999, HardCopy Magazine is independently written by Grey Matter for IT professionals featuring interviews, reviews and news from the world of IT.
ComponentOne Doc-To-Help makes it easy to author, edit and publish documentation and help content. The latest release introduces a new mobile-friendly HTML 5 output format, right-to-left support, integration with Microsoft Office 365 and more.
Find out more about Doc-To-Help 2012 V1.
AdminStudio 11 has just been released and contains a range of updates including System Center Configuration Manager 2012 support, App-V application suitability testing, software tagging and more.
AdminStudio's powerful software repackager can create MSI or virtual packages to deploy to desktops with a 99% success rate. AdminStudio is the only virtual packaging solution for multiple virtualisation technologies - Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp & Citrix XenApp.
Create great looking 2D and 3D WPF applications with nearly 30 controls, layouts, panels and more. Take advantage of unique controls to slash development time and choose from over a dozen WPF layouts for your application.
Find out more about Xceed Blendables for WPF.
Visit the Paessler stand at this event to find out more about their easy-to-use network monitoring solution.
Cisco Live offers an unparalleled combination of education and training on the latest technologies and trends. Cisco Live is taking place at the ICC London ExCel between the 30th January and the 3rd February 2012.
Visit the Cisco Live website to register.
ReSharper is an add-in for Visual Studio that helps to improve your coding productivity with code analysis, code assistance, refactorings and more. The latest update comes with a range of new features including performance and bug fixes, easier settings management, Async CTP support and a new SDK for ReSharper plugin development.
Find out more about ReSharper.
Microsoft Deployment Planning Services allows you to use your Software Assurance benefits to help plan your software deployment – at no additional cost to you!
Find out more about how you can take advantage of this on Grey Matter’s new Deployment Planning Services showcase page.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an enterprise-ready distribution of Linux for servers, desktops and mainframes. The latest update, v6.2, provides new identity management capabilities, improved performance, enhancements to improve management of system resources and more.
Find out more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the latest features.
Find out more about PhpStorm 3.
Veeam Backup & Replication 6 provides backup and replication capabilities for your virtual environments. This release debuts support for Microsoft Hyper-V along with faster replication speeds, numerous performance optimisations, new quick migration functionality and more.
Find out more about Veeam Backup & Replication 6.
IntelliJ IDEA is a popular, powerful IDE for Java. Version 11, just released, introduces many enhancements and new features including a streamlined user interface, enhanced development for Android, support for the Play framework, Groovy 2.0 beta support, a new CoffeeScript editor and other new features.
Find out more about IntelliJ IDEA 11.
Camtasia for Mac features powerful screen recording capabilities for your Mac. New in version 2 is a redesigned interface, new annotations, Cursor FX, enhanced capture quality and more.
Camtasia Relay helps automatically capture and produce presentations for schools, universities and businesses. Version 4 introduces webcam support, a new global caption editor and YouTube support.
Find out more about Camtasia for Mac 2 and Camtasia Relay 4.
Visit the NEW Intel Parallel Universe Online webiste today.Website Includes:
Click here to enter the site today.
Adobe has just announced a new upgrading policy for the next version of Creative Suite. From the new release you will only be able to upgrade from CS5 and CS5.5. You will no longer be able to upgrade from earlier versions and will be required to pay full price when upgrading.
To ensure you are eligible to upgrade to the new version you can take advantage of the current upgrade offer running.
Until the 30th December 2011 you can get 20% off upgrades, this allows you to upgrade from CS2, CS3 or CS4 suites or eligible individual suite products to CS5.5.
Sophos Endpoint 10 has just been released and is available in two brand new products - Sophos Endpoint Protection and Sophos Protection Suite. This release brings a new patch assessment add-on for identifying machines missing critical patches, a web filter add-on for filtering 14 inappropriate site categories and an encryption add-on for full disk encryption on both PCs and Macs.
There are a variety of editions to fit your budget, contact us to find out more about Sophos products.
This status and our experience enables us to provide in-depth product and licensing information on Adobe products.
NovaBACKUP provides powerful low-cost backup capabilities for workstations, servers and virtual machines. NovaBACKUP 12.5 introduces new features for BE Virtual, Business Essentials, Professional and Server including support for the latest technologies, 10x faster backup of VMware virtual machines, improved scalability and performance, plus more.
Find out more about NovaStor NovaBACKUP.
The Winter issue of HardCopy is now available on www.softwareknowhow.info.
This issue’s articles include Windows Azure, Better by design, Storage management, Reinventing Windows and in this issue’s competition you could be in with a chance of winning a copy of MindManager 2012 Professional.
Enter the competition today or read the full issue.
ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2011 v3 is now available and introduces a range of updates to the .NET control suite including new HTML 5 controls in the ASP.NET suite, 4 new Windows Phone 7 controls, new WPF and Silverlight controls and the inclusion of ComponentOne Reports for .NET Designer Edition into Studio for WinForms.
Also included in Studio Enterprise, Ultimate and available separately, is ComponentOne Studio for Entity Framework - a new suite for improving data binding for ADO.NET Entity Framework and RIA Services.
Find out more about ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2011 v3.
Telerik's .NET user interface controls have just been updated with the 2011 Q3 release. New features include multi-touch support and a Metro-styled tile control in WinForms, a range of new controls including RadBarcode and RadCalculator in the WPF and Silverlight suites, a new social media sharing control in ASP.NET AJAX and much more.
Acronis Snap Deploy provides a comprehensive deployment solution using disk imaging technology. Snap Deploy 4, just released, is easier to use with a new wizard-driven interface and features improved platform support, new post-deployment customisation capabilities for Windows machines and much more.
Find out more about Acronis Snap Deploy 4 and, if you need to deploy to dissimilar hardware, the Acronis Universal Deploy add-on.
Infragistic's 2011 Vol 2 release of their NetAdvantage controls is now available and includes a new product, NetAdvantage Reporting, for powerful reporting capabilities using Visual Studio. Additionally there are a range of updates to the existing product suites including a new hierarchical grid in NetAdvantage for jQuery, a new map control in the data visualisation suites, enhanced Excel export capabilities across the product range, updates to the Windows Phone and LightSwitch product suites and much more.
Find out more about what's new in Infragistic's products.
Until the 30th of December 2011 you can upgrade from any ComponentOne product to ComponentOne Ultimate at the renewal price. Get tools such as Studio for WinForms, DemoWorks, Studio for SharePoint and .NET Designer Edition and OLAP for LightSwitch and more all for the renewal price. This offer cannot be combined with Volume Discounts or other offers, customers need to provide a valid serial number of their existing ComponentOne product.
Find out more about this offer.
For more information on the feaures and benefits please click here or call our sales team on 01364 654100.
WinZip makes it easy to compress and decompress ZIP, RAR, LHA and other archive file types. WinZip 16 has been released and has a range of new features that make it easy to send files up to 2GB via email, upload and post files to Facebook, zip and write files to Blu-ray Disc and more.
Find out more about what's new in WinZip 16.
Sophos are retiring a number of the safeguard products and NAC Advanced.These retirements will affect the following:
GFI VIPRE Antivirus Business provides high-performance antivirus, antispyware, anti-rootkit capabilities, and more, in a single agent with low system resource usage. Version 5.0 offers the same powerful protection along with a range of new features including an enhanced management console, an incompatible software removal tool, Windows Firewall auto-configuration and more.
Find out more about GFI Vipre Antivirus Business 5.
ComponentOne Ultimate is the ultimate toolset for .NET developers, bundling most ComponentOne products into one cost-effective bundle. This comprehensive package includes all ComponentOne .NET control suites, OLAP controls, Doc-To-Help Enterprise, Studio for SharePoint, DemoWorks, XapOptimizer and IntelliSpell.
ComponentOne Ultimate replaces ComponentOne Studio Enterprise Ultimate and adds additional products, but retains the same low price!
Find out more about ComponentOne Ultimate.
AppCode, from JetBrains, is an Objective-C IDE for writing applications for Macs, iPhones and iPads. The feature-packed IDE provides code navigation and code completion, on-the-fly code analysis with quick-fix suggestions, code refactorings, project-wide usages search plus much more.
Find out more about AppCode.
ABBYY picked up another award at the 2011Document Manager Awards held recently at the Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury. ABBYY was nominated and won the Mobile Technology Project of the Year.
Find out more about the ABBYY product range today.
SmartDraw makes it easy to create professional-quality graphics including flowcharts, organisation charts, mind maps, project charts and more. New features in SmartDraw 2012 include improved project management capabilities with enhanced project charts, hubs - a new way to collect and organise documents and information, improved timelines and much more.
Find out more about SmartDraw 2012.
NetAdvantage for SharePoint is a new product from Infragistics that features a range of web parts for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, including a data chart, gauge, map, version timeline and content rotator.
Find out more about Infragistics NetAdvantage for SharePoint.
Grey Matter are proud to be a Paessler Platinum Partner. This status and our experience enables us to provide in-depth product and licensing information on Paessler network monitoring products.
Click here to view the Paessler products available from Grey Matter.
Version 2012 of the Altova product range is now available and introduces a range of new features including HTML5 and CSS3 support in XMLSpy and StyleVision, JDBC database driver support, support for Model Driven Architecture in UModel, new streaming input capabilities in MapForce, along with much more.
Version 2012 is a free upgrade for current customers with a valid Support and Maintenance Package.
Find out more about what's new in Altova 2012.
WinZip makes it easy to compress and decompress ZIP, RAR, LHA and other archive file types. WinZip 15.5 introduces performance and user interface improvements, an enhanced WinZip Desktop Gadget for quick zipping and more.
WinZip Mac Edition extends the functionality of WinZip to Macs. WinZip Mac Edition 1.5 introduces a range of new features including support for more compression types, an enhanced user interface and the ability to burn compressed files to CD/DVD.
Find out more about WinZip 15.5 or WinZip Mac Edition 1.5.
Nero, the easy-to-use CD/DVD burning software suite with video editing and backup capabilities has just been updated to version 11. Nero 11 features a new media browser, enhanced video editing, easier ripping of non-copy protected DVDs, new continuous system backup capabilities and much more.
Find out more about Nero 11.
Netop Remote Control provides remote control of computers with broad platform support, a comprehensive feature set and advanced security capabilities. Netop Remote Control 10.5 introduces Guest and Host support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, enhanced blank screen functionality on Windows 7 and Vista, support for binding to a specific network interface, and much more.
Find out more about Netop Remote Control.
SmartBear ALMComplete is an application lifecycle management (ALM) tool to help manage all the components of the software development lifecycle. ALMComplete 2011 introduces powerful new capabilities including a new test management module for complete control over manual and automated testing assets, a new release management module for defining sprints, iterations and builds, new reporting and dashboarding capabilities and much more.
Find out more about ALMComplete 2011.
Dundas Dashboard is an enterprise-ready business intelligence platform for easily creating rich, interactive dashboards. Dundas Dashboard 3 introduces mobile platform support with native viewer applications for all major smartphones, new data visualisations, new analytical capabilities with easy-to-use formulas and much more.
Find out more about Dundas Dashboard 3.
Lync for Mac is a new product from Microsoft that works with Microsoft Lync Server and Lync Online to provide IM, presence, conferencing and voice capabilities for Mac users.
Lync for Mac is included in Office for Mac Standard 2011, which can be purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing, and it is also available separately.
Find out more about Lync for Mac.
Paessler PRTG 9 allows you to optimise your network bandwidth and avoid system downtime, letting you find problems and resolve them before they escalate.
The new features in PRTG 9 include:New sensor types, A new Enterprise Console, Support for IPv6, New wizard for manually adding sensors and much more.
Paessler are holding 2 webinars following this launch to demonstrate the new features now available. These webinar are Thursday 6th October at 9.30am and Wednesday 12th October and 9.30am. Register for these webinars today.
Please be advised that AVG 8.5 will no longer be supported as of 31st December, 2011. AVG will stop providing updates for your current security software. Therefore we advise you to migrate to AVG 2012 in order to stay fully protected.
Please call 01364 654100 for more details.
New Visual Studio 2010 page launched on Grey Matter website.
Grey Matter has just launched its new look Visual Studio 2010 product page on their website. To view this and to find out more about Visual Studio 2010 and supporting products please visit www.greymatter.com/visualstudio
Grey Matter has just launched its new look office 365 product page on their website. To view this and to find out more about Office 365 please visit www.greymatter.com/office365
Mindjet have launched MindManager 2012 Professional. Be one of the first to experience this exciting new product by calling Grey Matter on 01364 654100 today.
VMware View enables the delivery of virtual desktops to users, complete with operating system, applications and data. It helps to improve desktop management, patch management and enhance security.
VMware View 5 includes a wide range of new features including View Personas - a way for user personalisation to persist between sessions (Premier only), basic 3D graphics support without additional client-side hardware, PCoIP optimisation controls, a View client for Android and more.
Find out more about VMware View 5.
VMware Workstation makes it easy to create virtual machines for testing and development on Windows and Linux host operating systems. New features in version 8 include a new user interface, improved hardware support with up to 64GB RAM per VM plus the ability to connect to virtual machines running on vSphere, vCenter and other installations of VMware Workstation.
VMware Fusion 4 provides Windows virtualisation capabilities for your Mac - now with Mac OS X Lion support.
Find out more about VMware Workstation 8 and VMware Fusion 4.
Septembers issue of HardCopy is now available on http://www.softwareknowhow.info.
This issues articles include Licensing in a modern world, Health check, Office 365 and Online learning and in this issues competition you could be in with a chance of winning a copy of SAP Crystal Reports 2011.
Ipswitch WhatsUp Event Log Management Suite provides archiving, viewing, reporting, monitoring and alerting for Windows Event Log and Syslog files. Version 10 extends the event logging capabilities with support for W3C/IIS logs, FIPS 140-2 encryption, new compliance-centric reports and much more.
Find out more about the Ipswitch WhatsUp Log Management Suite.
Intel® Fortran Studio XE 2011 is the latest tool suite from Intel and includes the latest versions of Intel (Visual) Fortran Composer XE (this also includes the Intel Math Kernel Library), Intel VTune Amplifier XE and Intel Inspector XE, together at significant savings from buying the tools separately.
ABBYY FineReader features powerful OCR technology that can turn scanned documents and images into editable, searchable files. New in version 11 is improved performance, support for eBook creation, enhanced image editing, new language support and much more.
Find out more about ABBYY FineReader 11.
CA ARCserve r16 is now available and provides comprehensive backup and data replication capabilities. New features in this release include support for cloud based storage, improved data encryption, enhanced tape management and much more.
Find out more about CA ARCserve Backup, CA ARCserve D2D, CA ARCserve High Availability or CA ARCserve Replication.
Grey Matter has launched a new resource called ISV Know How, which contains information on all the ways Grey Matter can help ISVs and SIs be successful and make more profit on the Microsoft platform.
Visit the site today.
ComponentOne Doc-To-Help makes documentation and help authoring simple. 2011 v2 further extends Doc-To-Help with new and improved web-based output, enhanced SharePoint support, better multi-language support along with much more.
Find out more about Doc-To-Help 2011 V2.
VMware vSphere 5 is a powerful server virtualisation platform with enterprise-level functionality. vSphere 5 supports virtual machines up to 4x more powerful that previous versions - with up to 1TB of RAM and 32 vCPUs, plus it introduces three new flagship features - Auto-Deploy, Profile-Driven Storage and Storage DRS.
vSphere 5 is shipping now - find out more.
Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE2 allows developers a faster way to create high performing applications in 32 and 64 bit for Windows, Mac, mobile, .NET, PHP and the Web.Developers can now build 100% CPU and GPU native, high performing, visually engaging applications for Windows, Mac and iOS new FireMonkey™ platform.
Find out more
InstallShield 2012 - the popular Windows installation development tool - is here and introduces a whole host of new features and updates. Use the new suite installation capabilities to bundle multiple products into one installation, installation streaming to speed up installer downloads and take advantage of major updates to InstallShield Collaboration to improve installation development across decentralised teams.
Plus until 31 October 2011, save 20% on upgrades - even from older end-of-life versions. For promotional upgrade pricing, please contact us.
Find out more about InstallShield 2012.
51Degrees.mobi Framework lets you create high performance, cross-platform mobile web applications with ASP.NET.
51Degrees.mobi extends Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 with a new set of project types and controls to enable ASP.NET developers to create web sites that will work on any mobile device and perform considerably quicker than standard ASP.NET.
Find out more about 51Degrees.mobi Framework.
With ComponentOne OLAP for LightSwitch you can add powerful, code-free data analysis capabilities to your Visual Studio LightSwitch applications.
Find out more about ComponentOne OLAP for LightSwitch.
Infragistics is proud to announce the First Release of NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Vol. 1. This new release offers custom shells, unique themes and UI controls for creating code-free dashboards, interactive maps and other rich, visual editing experiences.
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is a simplified, self-service development tool that enables you to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and cloud.
Until the 31st January 2012 you can save up to 33% on a new Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 license or license and Software Assurance pack.
To find out more click here.
Symantec BackUp Exec 2010 r3 and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 are now available.
Click here for more information or call us on 01364 654100.
Symantec are offering up to 20% discount when you purchase a three year licence on Symantec Protection Suite or Symantec EndPoint Protection. Contact us for full details.
*Discount varies on product and licence band.
ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2011 V2 introduces a wide range of updates to ComponentOne's .NET controls. Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo (previously Studio for ASP.NET AJAX) gets a HTML5 chart, Studio for WPF/Silverlight get a new TileView control, Studio for WinForms gets a new control pack for Windows 7 integration, plus much more.
Also included in Studio Enterprise, and available separately, is ComponentOne Studio for MVC Wijmo. A new collection of 30 client-side controls for building ASP.NET MVC applications.
Find out more about ComponentOne's .NET products.
Telerik provides powerful .NET tools and controls for ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Forms, Windows Phone and more. The 2011 Q2 release introduces a new HTML5 chart for ASP.NET MVC, multiple new controls for Silverlight and WPF, new list view and property grid controls for WinForms and much more. Also new in this release are numerous additional code refactorings and hints for JustCode, the Visual Studio code productivity add-on, along with updates to JustMock, OpenAccess and Telerik Reporting.
Find out more about Telerik products
The key enhancements in this release include, New automated application testing, Centralised dashboard reporting, Integration of Compatibility Solver results and more.
Until the 31st December 2011 you can get up to 20% saving on licence and Software Assurance packs for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Plus CAL and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Plus CAL for ECAL.
Monarch is an easy-to-use business intelligence and reporting tool. The latest release,Monarch 11 Professional, features a whole host of improvements including a new Ribbon user interface, support for exporting data to XML, 64-bit compatibility and much more.
Find out more about Monarch 11.
Buy AVG Internet Security Business Edition 2011 for your business & receive home and mobile protection for free.Click here for more details.
Microsoft has released a ‘Guide to Bing Maps for Enterprise’. Download and read the guide today.
Find out more about ReSharper 6.
Grey Matter has just launched their new Microsoft product catalogue. This should make it easier for you to be able to find the product you are looking for, but also allow you to access related HardCopy articles, whitepapers and videos.
Visit the Grey Matter Microsoft publisher page.
The free 30 day trial for Paessler PRTG Network Monitor now gives you access to an unlimited number of sensors, up from the previous 5,000 sensors offered, so you can now experience the full power and features available with this powerful network monitoring solution.
Download your free 30 day PRTG Network Monitor trial today.
Office 365 is now available from Grey Matter and brings you an all in one pay-as-you-go service with an affordable price. Office 365 includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Office Web Apps. Find out more about the features available with Microsoft Office 365.
Infragistics NetAdvantage for Windows Phone is a brand new release that provides feature-rich mobile UI and data visualisation controls for Microsoft Windows Phone 7. It includes a wide variety of controls such as charts (with over 20 chart types), bullet graphs, gauges, barcodes, barcode readers, sliders, windows, message boxes and more.
Find out more about Infragistics NetAdvantage for Windows Phone.
YouTrack is a powerful web-based issue and bug tracker with a focus on comprehensive keyboard shortcut support and an extensive search query language. The latest release, YouTrack 3, adds support for customisable attributes and a customisable workflow, support for reporting issues via email, an enhanced mobile UI and much more.
Find out more about YouTrack 3.
Mindjet MindManager 9 for Mac provides powerful mind mapping software on your Mac. Version 9 comes with a variety of new features including a built-in slide presentation mode for your maps, a quick entry feature, WYSIWYG printing, enhanced performance and much more.
Find out more about MindManager 9 for Mac
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 provides powerful backup and recovery capabilities for Windows workstations, Windows servers, Linux servers and virtual environments. New features in version 11 include support for Acronis Universal Restore on Linux systems, allowing you to recover to dissimilar hardware, improved tape management, enhanced support for backup of virtual environments and much more.
Find out more about Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.
Nevron .NET Vision comprises a suite of cost-effective .NET controls for charting, diagramming and user interfaces. Just released, Nevron .NET Vision 2011 Vol 1, features enhanced data labels, flash export improvements, better performance and more.
Find out more about Nevron .NET Vision 2011 Vol 1.
Free half day Seminar in LondonThis Free Intel seminar provides developers with information on how to apply Intel architecture to their application code, learn more about Profiling Applications and measure cache performance, branch predictions and more with Intel VTune Amplifier XE.
Register your Free place today.
Adobe eLearning Suite makes it easy to create professional eLearning courseware and includes Captivate, Flash Pro, Dreamweaver, Photoshop Extended, Acrobat Pro, Presenter and Audition. The eLearning Suite 2.5 release updates the included products to their latest CS 5.5 versions.
Find out more about eLearning Suite 2.5.
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold is a popular network management and monitoring application. Version 15, just released, includes a redesigned web user interface, integrated layer 2 discovery and maps along with a range of updates to the Flow Monitor and WhatsVirtual plugins.
Find out more about WhatsUp Gold v15.
Infragistic's 2011 Vol 1 release of their NetAdvantage controls is now available and includes a new product, NetAdvantage for jQuery, which provides standards-compliant jQuery controls for client-side web developers. Additionally there are a range of updates to the existing product suites including updates to the WinForms ribbon, a new pie chart control in the data visualisation suites and much more.
Find out more about the new release.
The Altova 2011 R3 release provides important new features including support across the product line for XML Signature for digitally signing XML documents, native support for HIPAA data mapping in MapForce, and a brand new PXF file format for efficiently sharing interactive Authentic eForms.
Sparx Enterprise Architect is an advanced UML modelling tool for software architects and developers. Enterprise Architect 9 includes hundreds of new features such as new team collaboration capabilities, a new learning center, support for BPMN 2.0 & BPEL 2.0 and much more.
Find out more about the new release.
TestComplete 8.5, from SmartBear Software, is a powerful automated testing tool for functional testing, load testing, performance testing, integration testing, regression testing and much more.
New in TestComplete 8.5 is automated testing support for Adobe Flash Builder 4.5, easier testing of Silverlight 4 applications and support for IE9 and Firefox 4.
Find out more about TestComplete.
Office 365 trials now available from Grey Matter
Visit www.greymatter.com/office365 for full product details and trial information.
Also available Windows Intune trial and buy
Visit www.greymatter.com/intune to see all the details.
CorelCAD is a brand new product from Corel that provides 2D and 3D CAD capabilities at an affordable price. With industry-standard CAD features and customisable 2D and 3D design tools, it lets you work more productively, communicate ideas clearly and collaborate effectively.
Find out more about CorelCAD.
IntelliJ IDEA is a popular, powerful IDE for Java - version 10.5 features Java 7 support, support for the latest tools and frameworks, new refactorings and much more.
Find out more about IntelliJ IDEA 10.5.
ComponentOne Studio for SharePoint includes six SharePoint Web Parts that add additional functionality to SharePoint, completely codelessly. 2011 v2 includes a new SDK for enhancing functionality and a new OLAP Web Part which combines a pivoting grid, summary chart and report.
Find out more about ComponentOne Studio for SharePoint.
HardCopy issue 52 articles include: Managing Virtual Systems, Office Software and Usability Testing.
This issue's competition also gives you a chance to win one of two copies of Paessler PRTG Network Monitor. Enter the competition today.
Click here to view HardCopy 52.
InstallAnywhere provides cross-platform installation development for your applications. The new InstallAnywhere 2011 release includes support for the latest platforms, Java Virtual Machine enhancements, improved merge modules and more.
Find out more about InstallAnywhere 2011.
Expression Web 4 SP1 Now AvailableThis service pack provides support for HTML 5, CSS3, and PHP 5.3 as well as the ability to visually diagnose user authenticated pages with SuperPreview from the following browsers: IE6-9, Safari Mac, Chrome, and Firefox. For these features, as well as bug fixes and stability enhancements, download today here.
Boxed and licensing versions of Adobe CS5.5 products are now available and shipping - including CS5.5 Design Standard, CS5.5 Design Premium, CS5.5 Production Premium, CS5.5 Web Premium and CS5.5 Master Collection
Find out more about the latest release from Adobe.
QuarkXPress 9 is a powerful page-layout and design software for print, Flash, the Web and now digital devices. Version 9 introduces support for the ePUB e-book format and the Blio eReader along with other new features including improved callouts, a story editor, support for dynamic ordered and un-ordered lists and much more.
Find out more about QuarkXPress 9.
Diskeeper helps defragment your desktop and server hard drives so that they run at optimal performance. The new Diskeeper 2011 provides instant defrag capabilities, new performance reports, new management capabilities and can now defragment Solid-state Drives (depending on edition).
Find out more about Diskeeper products.
Symantec System Recovery (previously known as Backup Exec System Recovery) is a comprehensive system backup and restore solution. The latest version introduces support for the latest platforms including Exchange 2010 SP1, SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2, VMware vSphere 4.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and more.
Find out more about Symantec System Recovery 2011.
CA's ERwin data tools provide powerful database modelling, validation and profiling. The flagship CA ERwin Data Modeler r8 provides new auto layout capabilities, an enhanced UI, bulk editing features and much more.
Find out more about CA ERwin Data Modeler, Data Model Validator, Data Profiler or Modelling for Enterprise.
Telerik develop .NET controls and other tools to enhance .NET developer productivity. The Q1 2011 release includes a range of new features in the control suites including a new Ribbon control for ASP.NET and a new wizard control in WinForms along with updates to JustCode, Telerik Reporting, OpenAccess ORM and more.
Iron Speed Designer makes it easy to generate database and reporting web apps for .NET. Version 8, just released, introduces charting capabilities, an improved data access layer, enhanced usability and much more.
ComponentOne have release Studio Enterprise 2011 v1 which introduces a range of new features including 2 new Silverlight controls, 4 new WPF controls and enhancements to the WinForms and ActiveX suites.
Also now available is ComponentOne Studio Enterprise Ultimate which includes all 7 C1 suites, LiveLinq, OLAP for WinForms, OLAP for Silverlight, XapOptimizer and IntelliSpell in one cost effective package and OLAP for Silverlight which provides analytical processing capabilities similar to those of Excel pivot tables and pivot charts.
Find out more about ComponentOne products.
Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is now available and includes a range of bug fixes, performance enhancements and new features, including improved local help support, IntelliTrace support for 64-bit applications, built-in Silverlight 4 Tooling support, HTML5 Intellisense for ASP.NET projects and much more.
Download Visual Studio SP1 now, or if you've yet to buy or upgrade to Visual Studio 2010, find out more.
Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 is a complete digital media solution. Edit standard - or high-definition video with templates and get creative with effects, music, titles, transitions and more. Share your movies on Blu-ray Disc, DVD or iPhone, or upload directly to YouTube. Edit audio professionally, copy and convert video, and more! Plus new in X4 you can explore new Stop Motion Animation and Time-Lapse tools and export to 3D!
Find out more about this product here.
Ipswitch WS_FTP Server makes it easy to securely transfer data via FTP and SFTP. Version 7.5.1 supports a failover configuration so you can ensure your file transfer solution is highly available.
Find out more about Ipswitch WS_FTP Server.
JetBrains have released v2 of their Web and PHP IDEs. New features in this version include PHP 5.3 support, enhanced code completion, EcmaScript 5 support, GitHub and Mercurial integration and much more.
JOOB is an object-oriented database, storing objects directly on disk as instances of classes rather than tables. The schema for a JOOB database is therefore best represented as a class diagram rather than an entity-relationship diagram.
Find out full details on this new product, or click here for pricing information.
The latest issue of HardCopy is now hosted online at www.softwareknowhow.info
This issues articles include On Location - How mapping services can transform your applications, The state of Java, Biting the Apple – the benefits of integrating Macs with Windows.
This issues competition to win an iPad is sponsored by AVG.
Read the full articles today.
Flexera Software are proud to announce the launch of AdminStudio 10 their latest release for all your migration, application virtualisation and MSI packaging needs. This new release helps you test and migrate to windows 7 and prepares reliable MSI’s for error free deployment.
The Altova 2011 R2 release provides important updates to the 2011 release with improved charting and reporting functionality, data mapping enhancements, updates for working with XML schemas, support for the latest version of BPMN, diff/merge support for Word documents and more.
Mindjet launches MindManager MapShare
MindManager MapShare improves communication and collaboration across your organisation using interactive and informative MindManager maps.
MindManager MapShare is an Enterprise Service that supports affiliation among MindManager users and enables sharing of maps across organisations that use Microsoft SharePoint.
For more information on this product click here.
Please call us on 01364 654100 for further information on Mindjet products and pricing.
vRanger 5 provides backup and replication capabilities for VMware environments. Version 5 splits vRanger into two editions: the Standard edition for backup only and the vRanger Pro edition which also includes vReplicator 5 for simple, fast VMware ESX replication (vReplicator 5 is also available separately).
Save 40% on Site Recovery Manager for 25 protected Virtual Machines. This promotion is running until June 15th 2011 - on both commercial and academic purchases.
The new toolset, dubbed DB PowerStudio for SQL Server, combines several of Embarcadero’s most popular database tools into a lower-cost studio offering that makes it easier and more affordable for SQL Server professionals to improve the performance and availability of their databases.
Issue 51 of HardCopy is coming out this month.
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Paessler today announced the launch of PRTG v8.2, the latest version of its award-winning network monitoring solution, now with optimized performance to speed up network monitoring tasks, particularly in larger installations.
The Starter Editions of Delphi XE and C++Builder XE are low-cost, entry-level editions designed for individuals or start-ups. The Starter Editions may be used by individuals until any revenue from sold applications or components exceeds $1,000 USD or by companies with five or fewer employees whose total annual revenue does not exceed $1,000 USD.
View pricing on Delphi XE Starter or C++Builder XE Starter.
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold provides powerful network management and monitoring functionality for your network. The latest version, 14.4, introduces enhanced security with FIPS 140-2 support, improved configurable ping monitoring and updates to the WhatsConnected plugin to enhance creation of dynamic network maps.
Symantec Hosted Services begins a migration to a new brand: Symantec.cloud
Find out more about Intel Parallel Studio XE with this FREE eBook and get information on key product and component details, links to quick start guides and how Intel Parallel Studio XE can help you achieve unprecdented results on multicore processors.
Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3 provides a suite of tools for authoring and publishing documentation to multiple channels and devices. It includes the latest versions of FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, Photoshop and Acrobat X Pro and now features enhanced collaboration, easier review workflows, support for the latest industry standards and more.
Find out more about Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3.
Save up to 20% on Windows 7 Professional upgrade licence and Software Assurance packs through to 30th June 2011 when you upgrade from Windows XP or Windows Vista. This offer is available on the Microsoft Open Licence, Open Value, Government and Academic licensing schemes. Please call us for full details on this offer.
Grey Matter has just launched our new online events calendar. This calendar gives you information and links to register for a wide range of publisher webinars and in-person events.
You will find the next three events listed on the homepage with a link to all available events below.
View all up-coming events.
ComponentOne Studio for SharePoint is a new product from ComponentOne that includes five SharePoint Web Parts that can add additional functionality to SharePoint completely codelessly. It includes Chart for SharePoint for displaying data in over 30 chart types, DataGrid for SharePoint for displaying data is a sortable, filterable grid, Map for SharePoint for plotting geographic data and CoverFlow for SharePoint and ImageViewer for SharePoint for displaying images in new ways.
JetBrains have recently released new versions of their Java IDE, Ruby IDE and build management tool:
VISUAL STUDIO 2010 EVENTS
Hearing directly from the experts is the best way to get a really good understanding of Visual Studio 2010 – Microsoft are running a raft of in-person and on-line events which will cover all aspects of the latest Developer tools from Microsoft.
Check out all Microsoft upcoming events for 2011.
Ready to unleash your creativity?
Corel have just launched the new version of WinZip. WinZip 15 bring interface improvements, increased zipping performance and improved file sharing.
New WinZip Mac Edition combines cutting-edge compression and strong AES encryption into a simple, Mac-friendly design.
Grey Matter can now offer you a free 30 day trial of Paessler PRTG Network Monitor.
PRTG Network Monitor is a powerful network monitoring solution from Paessler AG. It ensures the availability of network components while also measuring traffic and usage.
Start your free trial today.
Telerik specialise in producing .NET development components for ASP.NET AJAX, WinForms, WPF, Silverlight and more along with .NET code productivity and testing tools. The latest release includes a range of enhancements including sparklines and bullet graph controls for the Silverlight and WPF suites, support for SSAS cubes in Telerik Reporting, a new tree list control in ASP.NET AJAX and more.
Find out about Telerik products.
QuarkXPress 8.5 has recently been released and includes support for importing Microsoft Word .DOCX files, updated PANTONE colour libraries and fixes for over 80 customer issues. Existing QuarkXPress 8 customers are entitled to FREE product updates.
Plus don't forget that when you buy a new licence of QuarkXPress 8 before the 30th November 2010 you can claim a free bundle worth more than £224.
Find out more about QuarkXPress.
Adobe Acrobat X is the latest version of the industry-standard PDF authoring and editing tool. Acrobat X Standard and Pro include a range of new features such as support for Office 2010 and Sharepoint, a new reading mode, PDF to Excel export functionality and much more.
Also now available is a brand new Adobe bundle - Acrobat X Suite. It includes Acrobat X Pro, Photoshop CS5, Captivate 5 and more.
Find out more about Adobe Acrobat X.
BizTalk Server 2010 is a powerful integration and connectivity server solution to connect disparate backend systems across organisations. BizTalk Server 2010 adds enhanced platform support including support for Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Server 2008 R2, new FTP functionality, easier integration with enterprise applications and much more.
Find out more about BizTalk Server 2010.
Now available - Snagit for Mac. Now you can choose between installing the Windows and Mac versions when you buy Snagit,Plus all current Snagit 10 licence holders can get a free copy too!
Capture anything you see on the screen. Edit and combine those captures. Share them via your favorite applications. Organise and find them again later with Snagit.
Recently released, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 combines High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities with the familiarities of Windows. The R2 release introduces support for Excel 2010 computations on an HPC cluster, support for using Windows 7 workstations as temporary compute nodes, better support for highly available SOA applications and much more.
Find out more about Windows HPC Server 2008 R2.