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Best of Microsoft Connect(); 2017

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Nov, 20, 2017 @ 14:11

Three days. Microsoft Connect(); was three awesome days of technical content, cool demos, the latest news on Microsoft technology like Visual Studio, bots, Xamarin, Azure, AI, and much, much more.

I had a hard time narrowing down my favorite sessions, but in an enormous act of self-discipline, here goes:

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Topics: #MSFTConnect, DevOps, VBUC

Announcing VBUC 8.0

Posted by John Browne on Nov, 15, 2017 @ 06:11

We just keep makin' it better. 

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Topics: VBUC

VB6 to .NET: missing a reference?

Posted by John Browne on Jun, 20, 2017 @ 13:06

Without a doubt, one of the more interesting and powerful features of VB6 was its integration with Microsoft Office. That integration opened up a vast set of capabilities for working with text documents (Word), numbers and lists (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint), and even email (Outlook). Not for the faint of heart, you could create real chaos or power when used correctly.

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Topics: VBUC, VB6

Visual Studio 2017 solutions with VBUC 7.2

Posted by John Browne on Mar, 21, 2017 @ 06:03

In our continuing struggle to make the world safe from nasty old legacy code, we are happy today to announce the availability of VBUC version 7.2, designed to help you stamp out all those On Error Gotos and ActiveX dependencies and get on with your life.

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Topics: VBUC, Visual Studio 2017

Legacy application modernization: Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

Posted by John Browne on Nov, 08, 2016 @ 16:11

This is a story of three friends who built houses. Sooner or later this will get around to something to do with code.

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Topics: application modernization, WebMAP, VBUC

VBUC 7.1 now available with parallel execution

Posted by John Browne on Sep, 21, 2016 @ 08:09

In our on-going efforts to rid the world of VB6 we have now released version 7.1 of the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, which includes some notable improvements. If you want to skip all this and just get the new bits, click here.

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Topics: VBUC

How is Mobilize different?

Posted by John Browne on Aug, 26, 2016 @ 08:08

In past blogs we've talked about when automated migration of legacy apps makes sense compared to a full rewrite--usually when you have significant business logic in the code which you don't want to recreate, or when you have a need to move from client-server to web quickly, or when you want to save a great deal of time and money. Migration isn't the best course of action all the time, but frequently is for classic forms-over-data client server style apps.

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Topics: application migration, VBUC, VB6

Announcing VBUC 7.0

Posted by John Browne on Feb, 17, 2016 @ 04:02

When you assign version numbers to software, you usually need a pretty good reason to change the first digit. 

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Topics: VBUC