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Micro Focus Enterprise Development tools now on Azure!

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These are exciting times for Mainframe COBOL and PL/I developers. If you are looking for modern mainframe development tools built on Eclipse or Visual Studio then look no further. We, at the Micro Focus are happy to announce the availability of our leading products on the Azure marketplace.

Enterprise Developer is part of the Enterprise Product Suite which allows you to modernize your core mainframe systems. Some of the key capabilities you can expect are:

  • Build and modernize IBM mainframe COBOL and PL/I applications using Visual Studio or Eclipse
  • Streamline development tasks using a fully featured code editor, compiler, debugger and testing environment all without consuming mainframe resources
  • Speed up application testing with a unit test framework, coding standards and code coverage support
  • Access and edit mainframe data including VSAM, QSAM, DB2 and IMS DB formats
  • Modernize your COBOL and PL/I applications by working with the latest database platforms including SQL Server and Azure and exposing core business functions through services

Enterprise Developer is compatible with IBM subsystems such as CICS, IMS TM, IMS DB, Db2 and JES.

The Azure offering allows you to easily provision a machine that is pre-installed with the latest versions of our Enterprise Developer product. You get to choose whether you want to use the latest Microsoft Visual Studio environment or Eclipse.

The machine also includes tutorials and full access to on-demand training courses to help you familiarize yourself with the key capabilities of Enterprise Developer.

Note: If you don’t already have a login to our on demand courses, you’ll need to create one by clicking on Login button and then Create an account:


Set up is quick and easy

Step 1

Download the Enterprise Developer step by step trial walkthrough instructions that can be found here for Eclipse and here for Visual Studio.


Step 2

1.       Register for your Cloud Enterprise Developer Trial license for either: Enterprise Developer for Eclipse or Enterprise Developer for Visual Studio

Step 3

2.       Go to the Azure Market place listing for Enterprise Developer, create the Azure instance and then apply the Enterprise Developer cloud trial license delivered to your inbox.

Step 4

3.       Apply the license and enjoy 30 days free access


Once you got access to the machine with the product, you can use the tutorials and free training in order to become familiar with the product and its capabilities.

Additional information about the product can be found on the Enterprise Developer product pages and if you have any questions or need assistance, please leave a comment under this blogpost here in the community site and we’ll be happy to help:

  • Enterprise Developer

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