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Friday 23 October 2009

Some Quick Notes....

Are you already getting bored by messages from software-vendors telling you their programs are "7" compatible? I won't bore you with the details, but rest assured, our programs are compatible with all current Windows Operating Systems.

In other news...

We now also have a German Language Blog.

Progress on our new File Viking program is great. We hope to have the first beta ready next week. On the website are a few (clumsy) demo video's and helpfiles available for you to look at.

Thursday 8 October 2009

New WatchDirectory Beta

We just uploaded a new beta for WatchDirectory with the following new features and fixes:

  • Fixed: The Auto FTP plugin would try to "CWD" to the file on the FTP server. This was harmless on most FTP servers, but some servers would abort the upload.
  • New: All plugins that support Dynamic Naming have a new variable for milliseconds: {msec}.
  • New: The Run Any Program plugin can now be used as a SubTask in the SubTask plugin.
  • New: Various plugins that support the File Security settings now also allow you to select "do not change file permissions".

You can find the download on our beta forum.

Sunday 4 October 2009

WatchFTP 2.2 beta 3


We have a new WatchFTP beta on available on our support forum. This new beta supports 4 new Proxy methods and has the ability to rename files it has downloaded.

We expect to release this new version relatively soon, maybe 1 or 2 weeks from now.


Saturday 3 October 2009

Why I Love Microsoft

It has become a common issue to give "bad press" on everything Microsoft related, so I thought I should write about my recent experience.

Recently, one of our computers refused to install Vista Service pack 2. I called Microsoft (Yes, I had to wait a long time on the phone, yes, the "telephone menu" was annoying, yes, the music while waiting was not my taste).

First I got contact with, what I believe, was their first line support (the guy that asks you to try to reboot your computer to see if that helps). WOW! This was a good experience: I spoke to a Dutch guy (my own language), he immediately understood this issue was not "reboot-to-see-if-it-helps".

He connected me to their 2nd line support and I talked with Roy for about an hour. He was polite, very patient, and extremely helpful. The funny thing is: the issue with this computer is not resolved yet (I probably need to reinstall), but I still feel Roy helped me a lot!

Oh, I am totally off-topic on this post already, so... If you are a Developer, check out these links, The History of Visual Studio:
part 1
part 2

A really interesting story about VS, how it all started (yes, Visual Basic 1.0).