Almediadev announces update to StyleControls V3.81

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Almediadev announces update to StyleControls V3.81

New features

Version  3.81

 

* added: TscExPanel.OnCaptionDblClick event

* added: TscExPanel.ChangeRollStateWithCaptionClick property

* improved: TscGPCheckBox, TscGPRadioButton controls (bidi support + support of Layout property)

* fixed: drawing of styled TscStatusBar when some panel has width = 0

* improved: support of TscStykeManager.StyleArrowType property in styled forms and controls

* improved: scaling of TscTrackBar, TscDBNavigator with VCL Styles

* updated: help and some demos

HelpNDoc Black Friday 60% Sale off on new licenses

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Black Friday 60% discount on HelpNDoc Professional Edition.

HelpNDoc Professional Edition only. Hurry up, it’s till Monday only!

ibe-Software are glad to announce a huge Black Friday special 60% discount on HelpNDoc Professional Edition, including updates and upgrades starting now, and for a few days only.

ibe-Software believe this might be a great time to acquire more licenses for your team, upgrade to the Professional Edition or buy one for a friend or family member.

Elevate Software announces that build 7 for version 2.26 of ElevateDB is now available

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Elevate Software announces that build 7 for version 2.26 of ElevateDB is now available

The following is a list of the incident reports addressed in version 2.26 build 7.  Clicking on these links will take you to our web site where you can view the full incident report.  All of the incident reports that are marked with an asterisk (*) affect one of the products that you have purchased.

 

Serious Problems that were fixed

* (#4591) Internal Temporary Tables Store Causing Intermittent Lock Errors http://www.elevatesoft.com/incident?action=viewaddr&category=edb&release=2.26&incident=4591

 

* (#4592) Using the LIKE Operator with an Empty String Can Cause an AV http://www.elevatesoft.com/incident?action=viewaddr&category=edb&release=2.26&incident=4592

 

* (#4593) ODBC Driver Not Reading Ansi BLOBs Correctly with Unicode Client Applications http://www.elevatesoft.com/incident?action=viewaddr&category=edb&release=2.26&incident=4593

HelpNDoc version 5.4 officially released today.

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This is with great pleasure that we announce the immediate availability of HelpNDoc 5.4, an easy to use yet powerful help authoring tool producing CHM help files, responsive HTML 5 and mobile Web Sites, DocX and PDF manuals, ePub and Kindle eBooks as well as Qt Help files from a single source. HelpNDoc is Free for personal use and evaluation purposes and is available at https://www.helpndoc.com

HelpNDoc 5.4 provides many new features and enhancements including new command line commands and options to automate documentation generation, enhanced user interface and documentation generation and much more… You can learn more about this update at: https://www.helpndoc.com/news/2017-10-19-powerful-new-command-line-options-automate-documentation-generation-helpndoc-54

Download HelpNDoc now and use it for free for personal and evaluation purposes: https://www.helpndoc.com/download

Follow our step-by-step video guides to learn how to use HelpNDoc: https://youtu.be/u1XVAR985g8?list=PLe52dEok5gAlrGpJ9IxdFEfVrCjTucOhF

New Build 9 Now Available for Version 2.06 of Elevate Web Builder

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New Build 9 Now Available for Version 2.06 of Elevate Web Builder

The following is a list of the incident reports addressed in version 2.06 build 9.  Clicking on these links will take you to our web site where you can view the full incident report.  All of the incident reports that are marked with an asterisk (*) affect one of the products that you have purchased.

Major Fix: Drop-Down List Controls Containing a Blank Item Can Experience Clearing of Selected Value

  • The HTML5 Geolocation API is now supported via the TLocationServices class. The TLocationServices class works similarly to the TAddress class. There is a single global instance of the TLocationServices class called LocationServices, and you can use this instance to retrieve and/or track the current location information for the current machine or device. Also, the Google Maps example project has been updated to include code showing how to use the LocationServices instance to retrieve the current location information for use with the map.
  • All scrollable controls now contain a ScrollSupport property for controlling which directions the control’s content can be scrolled, independently of the ScrollBars property. This will allow you to hide scrollbars in touch environments, yet still allow for scrolling via touch movements.
  • The TGridColumn control(s), contained within the TGrid control, now include a SingleClickToggle property that allows you to specify that only a click, as opposed to a double-click, is required in order to toggle the selected state of grid columns whose ControlType property is set to ctCheckBox.

Plus more fixes that can be read on the ElevateSoft web site.

 

Windows 10—Fall Creators Update SDK is now available Sweepstakes

 

Windows 10 SDK Fall Creators Update SDK

Downloads and tools for Windows 10

Visual Studio 2017

  • The latest version of Visual Studio, released October 2017
  • The latest Windows Standalone SDK (ver. 10.0.16299.15)
  • Templates for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for tablet, phone, PC, Windows IoT, or Xbox
  • Templates for Windows desktop applications
  • Windows 10 Mobile emulators

Log in and take a chance

*No Purchase Necessary. Open only to Universal Windows Apps developers 18+. Sweepstakes ends November 17, 2017. For details, see Official Rules

Download the Windows 10—Fall Creators Update SDK today. Want to learn more about what’s in it? Get the overview by watching the Windows Developer Day keynote and dive deeper with over 18 sessions on Windows 10 features and capabilities here.
And don’t forget to enter an epic sweepstakes with amazing prizes. When you submit or update a Windows Store app targeting Windows 10—Fall Creators Update (build 16299), you’ll have a chance to win one of five prize packages—each valued at over $8,000 USD.* You’ll receive one entry for each app or game you create or update that meets the criteria.

Microsoft is releasing a new version of Windows 10 S for the enterprise

Microsoft is releasing a new version of Windows 10 S for the enterprise

Back in May, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S, a version of Windows 10 Pro that is locked down to the Windows Store. Most of the other Pro features remain, such as Hyper-V. When it was announced, it was squarely aimed at educational customers, but yesterday at Ignite 2017, the company announced that a range of Windows 10 S PCs are coming aimed at businesses, or more specifically, frontline workers.

Microsoft said that it will be targeting the broader enterprise use case in the future, but for now, it’s focused on the frontline worker. With that in mind, the firm is working on a new version of Windows 10 S that’s based on Enterprise, aptly called Windows 10 Enterprise in S mode, which will be made available in spring 2018.

Of course, it’s already possible to lock down a version of Windows 10 to only install apps from the Store, so this is going to be something new. Just like users can upgrade from S to Pro, they’ll be able to upgrade from Enterprise in S mode to Enterprise. And the differences between the two Windows 10 S SKUs should be the same as the differences between Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise.

Since it’s not coming until the Spring, it won’t be available by the time that the devices announced yesterday launch. Neither will the availability of business SKUs of Office 365 in the Windows Store, I’ve been told. Those should be coming shortly after though.

Mini Commodore 64 is coming in 2018

A mini version of the Commodore 64 is coming in 2018

It’s hard to deny the popularity of Nintendo’s retro mini systems. After all, demand far outstripped supply for the mini version of the original console, and the same is expected to happen for today’s SNES release. It’s not a surprise, then, that other companies are getting in on the action. Retro Games is launching a mini version of the 1982 computer Commodore 64 called the C64 Mini. It will be available in early 2018, with a price point of $70.

Launched in 1982, the C64 home computer went on to dominate the home computer scene throughout the 1980s. Millions of units were sold across the world and have a special place in the hearts of its former owners.

The C64 Mini, which is half the size of the original version, will come with 64 preinstalled licensed games, including California Games, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe and Paradroid. You can find a more complete list of games on their website.

  • Accurate C64 operation
  • Pixel filter options (sharp, CRT, scanline emulation) and Pixel perfect graphics
  • Save game function
  • 2 USB ports: plug in a USB keyboard and use as a fully functional home computer, or add a second joystick for 2-player games

It comes with a wired joystick, a charging cable and will connect to your TV via an HDMI port, but you can also use any standard PC USB keyboard to interface with it. The C64 Mini will have a save game capability and filtering options such as CRT, pixel perfect and scanline emulation. You can upgrade your console’s firmware via a USB flash drive. Retro Games is also planning a full-sized version of the C64 for late 2018.

 

Fortune’s List of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Information Technology

Fortune’s List of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Information Technology

Each year for the past two decades, Fortune Magazine has released its list of the Most Powerful Women in the world. The list, which includes 51 women, is based in part on the success of their businesses.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been credited with provided the operational leadership that has helped drive the social network’s growth since founder Mark Zuckerberg hired her in 2008. Facebook’s 57 percent ad revenue growth in 2016, coupled with Sandberg’s support for women’s health and immigration reform made her one of the most powerful women in the world.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has been facing some challenges with slumping revenue, but she is still regarded as one of the most successful chief executives in any industry, let alone information technology. What’s more, Rometty has positioned IBM to grow in critical markets, including the cloud, mobile, and security.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise chief executive Meg Whitman has worked hard over the past several years to rebuild an ailing Hewlett Packard. As chief executive, Whitman has made some tough decisions to get the iconic company back on track, but has faced criticism because HPE has struggled to grow and its stock has underperformed the broader market.

Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz might be one of the most successful women in this roundup at expanding a company and improving upon its success. Starting in the mid-2000s, she had a major role in Oracle’s corporate expansion program in which the company spent billions of dollars to acquire scores of software and information technology companies. She also presided over the growth of Oracle’s cloud computing business to the tune of $4.6 billion. She’s also active in STEM programs to educate children.

Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat has had an important role is fine tuning the company balance sheet. She has helped Alphabet, Google’s parent company, improve its profitability and given the company the financial latitude to invest in market sectors that could prove critical to its growth in the coming years.

Apple Senior Vice President Angela Ahrendts has made her presence felt in important ways since joining Apple. She has worked to revamp the company’s retail stores and improve customer experience. This has helped ensure that Apple’s retail stores continue to generate billions of dollars in revenue and profits year after year.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has helped transform YouTube from a costly digital warehouse of user-generated video that had millions of viewers, but scant revenue into a true entertainment powerhouse and revenue generator for Google. Wojcicki’s leadership has ensured that YouTube will play a prominent role in Google future profit growth going forward.

Microsoft CFO Amy Hood leadership is one of the factors for the company’s recent success in cloud computing and software-as-a-service businesses. Since being appointed CFO in 2013 Overall Hood helped Microsoft revitalize the company’s business strategy and get the company’s revenue and profits back on track.

Best Buy’s retail chief Shari Ballard has been critical to the company’s recent renaissance. Despite operating in the retailing industry where many once successful brick and mortar store chains have struggled and failed, Best Buy has watched its profits soar and its appeal to tech buyers grow, thanks to Ballard’s strategy. It wasn’t long ago that some questioned Best Buy’s future. Now, because of Ballard, the company’s future is bright.

Bridget Van Kralingen is senior vice president of Industry Platforms at IBM overseeing the efforts of more than 100,000 consultants and service providers. As head of a division that supports vertical-industry customers, Van Kralingen is eyeing ways to leverage blockchain and other emerging technologies to grow new revenue streams.

Register for the PASS summit 2017

PASS summit 2017

The PASS summit brings you three days of inspiring, jam-packed educational opportunities focused on the Microsoft Platform, professional connections, and new skills and know-how you can put to use immediately. Don’t forget to stop by the IDERA booth for your chance to win one of 3 apple watches!

What to expect this year at the summit:

  • More than 5,000 registrants from more than 2,000 companies
  • Representatives from 52 different countries
  • Over 200 technical sessions presented by industry experts from around the world including more advanced sessions than years before
  • 70+ hours networking with MVPs, experts and peers
  • Inspiring keynote speakers that include Rohan Kumar, Rimma Nehma, and Heather Ritchie,
  • An opportunity to connect, share and learn

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