• 20 Dec 2016

    New COBOL Data Modernization Tools

    Micro Focus is delighted to announce a NEW set of data modernization solutions for COBOL applications—Relativity and Database Connectors. These add-on solutions to the Micro Focus COBOL portfolio enable you to unlock the value of business data—without...
    • 17 Mar 2016

    What new tricks would you like to learn?

    The #COBOLrocks TechCasts are here. There's a description below of the first six topics we'll cover in the series, but then we'd like your help ! Send us your ideas for new webcast topics and demos you'd like to see by commenting on...
    • 3 Dec 2015

    What's Your Language?

    Introduction Human nature has a strange way of not letting a person recognize valuable information or ideas, even when they are right in front them. Advertisers and sales people are always trying to draw your attention away from your current interest...
    • 7 Oct 2015

    Micro Focus Visual COBOL 2.3 Now Available

    Micro Focus is delighted to announce general availability of Visual COBOL 2.3 , on October 7, 2015. For organizations with business applications written in COBOL, this next release delivers new capability to bridge existing COBOL systems to next...
    • 20 Aug 2015

    Micro Focus Announces COBOL Development in Visual Studio 2015

    Last month, Microsoft launched Windows 10 and a new version of their flagship development product, Visual Studio 2015. To allow developers around the world the chance to examine the latest features available for COBOL development, Micro Focus is the...
    • 6 Aug 2015

    Create a mobile application

    Organizations without mobile capabilities – or a strategy to achieve them – are standing still. But with the right technology, even older COBOL applications have the potential to go mobile. COBOL has a long, rich history of innovation and...
    • 26 Mar 2015

    Vote for Visual COBOL

    Visual COBOL has been shortlisted for ‘ Best Developer Tool ’ in the Tech Hero Awards 2015 created by UK Technology Publication The Inquirer. The announcement comes in the same month Visual COBOL celebrates it's 5th anniversary! Best...
    • 18 Feb 2015

    Give object-oriented programming a go

    Object-oriented programming (OOP) represents an opportunity to leverage contemporary IT architectures such as the Java Virtual Machine or .NET. OOP is the standard for these platforms. Existing procedural programs can work quite happily on these new platforms...
    • 5 Jun 2014

    Announcing Visual COBOL 2.2 Update 1

    Micro Focus is pleased to announce the General Availability of Visual COBOL 2.2 Update 1. This latest release of Visual COBOL delivers even further capability for the COBOL developer - improving the COBOL development experience and enterprise deployment...
    • 5 Jun 2014

    When Applications Mean Business

    Changing a complex IT estate for the better can be anything but easy – but the value of those applications, and smarter ways of extracting that value, can make this a sound business bet. For many organizations, the IT function has provided incalculable...
    • 19 Dec 2013

    What’s new in Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2.2?

    On 15 th November 2013 Micro Focus released the 2.2 version of Visual COBOL and Enterprise Developer. We’ve added lots of great new features that we hope you’ll like. Let's take a look at just a few… Expanded Copybook View ...
    • 2 Oct 2013

    COBOL conundrum

    Development Managers face big challenges - namely innovating to supply customer demand, while also maintaining what already exists. By harnessing COBOL ’s agility, Development Managers are able to deliver more with less, faster. Read more in...
    • 4 Mar 2013

    IT skills – solving the problem

    Skilled programmers and developers are becoming more and more important due to the increasing impact of mobile, big data, cloud and BYOD. The gap between skills will have a considerable impact on the ability of businesses to accommodate these technological...
    • 26 Feb 2013

    Money, money, money!

    Research published by Computing shows that IT is heading towards mobile-oriented skills, with Android and iOS skills featuring highly. Results for example showed that Android, HTML5 and Java programming skills will be prevalent in the next two years for...
    • 25 Feb 2013

    What’s your #COBOLrocks story?

    As one of the most reliable programming languages, COBOL is at the heart of the world’s business applications. There is a wealth of multi-faceted stories and personal experiences that accompany the COBOL language and its developer. We captured just...
    • 19 Dec 2012

    Launch Towards Innovation

    The pressure on businesses to innovate is increasing. How can re-platforming help businesses on their journey towards innovation? Read more in the blog: http://blog.microfocus.com/news/turning-your-platform-into-a-launchpad/1819/
    • 19 Dec 2012

    The Lights Are on But No-one’s Innovating

    How can businesses cope with innovation as well as “keeping the lights on”? With the same technical resources and skills needed to undertake core system updates and new technology innovations, getting it all done on time is a major headache...
    • 11 Dec 2012

    Is Your IT Architecture Future-proof?

    How does a business adapt its architecture in order to survive in the cut-throat world of IT? This blog explores the dilemmas faced by IT managers and how reusing what works well and replacing what doesn’t could point your business in a sunnier...
    • 4 Dec 2012

    Step towards Cloud Innovation

    In this rapidly changing world of IT, organizations must adapt to take advantage of the convenience Cloud computing brings. The benefits are clear: Cloud saves you money, time and expertise. Industry analysts predict Cloud computing expenditures as...
    • 30 Nov 2012

    Act Fast with Mobile Innovation

    Mobile computing has made a loud entrance into the world of technology. Businesses have to act fast if they are to keep up with consumer demand. How can organizations deal with the technical challenges involved whilst keeping costs down and customers...
    • 22 Nov 2012

    Can IT Face the Future Living with the Past?

    ‘Disruptive technologies’ and ‘disruptive innovation’ are becoming important labels in today’s IT and commercial world. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the challenges brought about by the huge demand from a technically...
    • 5 Oct 2012

    Visual COBOL 2.1

    I'm delighted to announce the immediate availability of Visual COBOL 2.1. Visual COBOL 2.1 now supports: Web services and J2EE integration for COBOL Windows 8 Oracle Linux Visual Studio 2012 For more detailed information about...
    • 8 Aug 2012

    Visual COBOL platform support

    One of the key attributes of Micro Focus' technology is the breadth of platform support for its products, enabling customers to build truly portable applications that can run anywhere. Take a look at Scot Nielsen's recent blog on the subject...
    • 30 Jul 2012

    What's New in Visual COBOL 2.0?

    Visual COBOL 2.0 represents the latest product release, within our next generation of COBOL development and deployment tools. Visual COBOL 2.0 was made generally available to customers in early May, 2012 and it delivers further innovation and productivity...
    • 20 Jul 2012

    Have you found Visual COBOL on LinkedIn yet?

    Visual COBOL now has a page on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/micro-focus/visual-cobol-883496/product?trk=biz_product For the latest Visual COBOL offers and information all you need to do is 'Follow' Micro Focus (the company) on...