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Dee Dee Walsh, VP of Marketing & Business Development
Mobile: 425.609.8458 
Email: deedeew@mobilize.net


Current Press Releases

Mobilize Brings Additional Machine Learning to Microsoft Connect(); with Visual Basic Upgrade Companion

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Wed, Nov, 15, 2017 @ 04:11 AM

New version of Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC) Provides Onramp to DevOps on Microsoft Azure through AI-based Pattern Matching and Machine Learning

Bellevue, WA, November 15, 2017. Mobilize.Net announced Visual Basic Upgrade Companion version 8.0, available today during Microsoft Connect(); (#MSFTConnect). The new release offers big gains in developer productivity by enabling faster migrations, better code generation, and additional machine learning. With this upgrade, VBUC offers the best migration option for customers who need to move their important VB6 apps to a modern platform. Customers can try VBUC 8.0 at https://www.mobilize.net/vbuc-free-trial. In addition, Mobilize.Net will livestream Microsoft Connect(); at https://www.mobilize.net/microsoft-connect-livestream-2017.

“Old versions of Visual Basic are unable to support agile, fast development, but these apps are still performing critical roles in organizations,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “Mobilize.Net products provide an onramp to DevOps and Agile development helping customers to move to the latest technologies and methodologies.”

Shawn Nandi, Senior Director, Cloud App Development and Data and AI Product Marketing for Microsoft Corp. added, “Customers benefit from the Mobilize modernization tools which accelerate migrations from VB6 to advanced platforms like .NET and Microsoft Azure. We’re pleased to see Mobilize.Net’s commitment to providing customers with innovative modernization products to address their legacy code bases.”

Version 8 includes significant enhancements in performance, code generation, and coverage, including:

Faster Migrations

  • VBUC processes very large VB6 ( >2MLOC) solutions faster and more efficiently. Up to 10x speed-ups are possible.
  • The memory model handles very large projects better and eliminates bottlenecking on projects larger than 2MLOC.

Better Code Generation

  • Shared files bridge class makes the generated code more readable and accurate in the migrated app.
  • Full support for drag 'n' drop behavior in VB6 controls.
  • ByRef parameters can be passed by value instead of as references and create better, more readable code.
  • MousePointer types are handled more efficiently by converting them to Cursor type classes.

More Coverage

  • Nine new component libraries have been added to the existing mappings database.
  • 15 libraries have been enhanced with hundreds of additional mappings.
  • Better behavior for data access controls.
  • Improvements in the reflection helper class.

Tested and Tested Some More

  • VBUC has been tested on 24 million lines of VB6 code since March 2017. Such a huge test suite provides improvements in code quality in terms of reducing post-migration compiler errors to deal with, as well as benchmarks for a variety of project types.

VBUC Paves the Way to DevOps

VBUC provides the best onramp to DevOps, enabling customers to move from desktops to distributed systems.

VBUC Is Used By Enterprises, ISVs and SIs*

Hundreds of thousands of customers have successfully used VBUC to convert code to .NET and beyond. All vertical markets are represented including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, energy and more; plus major corporations like Bank of America, Citigroup and Microsoft have used VBUC to transform large workloads to new platforms. In addition, system integrators like Avanade, Wipro GYSSA and others have found VBUC to be a very valuable tool in migrating their customers’ code to new platforms. A full list of Mobilize customers can be found at http://www.mobilize.net/resources/customer-list.

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

About Mobilize.Net
Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to http://www.mobilize.net.

 

Topics: #MSFTConnect, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, DevOps, Azure

Mobilize.Net Releases Updated Visual Basic Upgrade Companion 7.2 for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Tue, Mar, 21, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC) supports Visual Studio 2017 and adds additional artificial intelligence to speed up VB to .NET migrations

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 Bellevue, WA – Mar 21, 2017 – Mobilize.Net today released an update to VB Upgrade Companion (VBUC) for Visual Studio 2017. In the latest update VBUC provides full support for Visual Studio 2017 both in source code compliance and in generating VS2017 solutions. In addition, VBUC includes additional artificial intelligence features that make more informed decisions on the VB code ensuring that the resulting .NET code is cleaner and faster.

Mobilize.Net helps companies move critical code to .NET, to the web, to mobile devices and to the cloud. Every day thousands of developers use Mobilize.Net modernization tools to transform important line-of-business applications from old systems to modern platforms.

“Every version of VBUC gets better and better,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “This version makes it possible for developers to focus less on the mundane task of migrating code to .NET and more on the interesting job of adding new features to the migrated .NET code.”

VBUC Paves the Way to Mobile and Cloud

VBUC provides the best onramp to WebMAP, enabling customers to move from VB6 all the way to web, mobile and cloud via additional automation.

VBUC Is Used By Enterprises, ISVs and SIs*

Hundreds of thousands of customers have successfully used VBUC to convert code to .NET and beyond. All vertical markets are represented including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, energy and more; plus major corporations like Bank of America, Citigroup and Microsoft have used VBUC to transform large workloads to new platforms. In addition, system integrators like Avanade, Infosys, Wipro and others have found VBUC to be a very valuable tool in migrating their customers’ code to new platforms. A full list of Mobilize customers can be found at http://www.mobilize.net/resources/customer-list.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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Topics: Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Studio, #VS2017, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Basic

Mobilize.Net Releases Updated Modernization Products for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Tue, Mar, 07, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

WebMAP, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC) and Mobilize Silverlight Bridge Available Today for Visual Studio 2017

Bellevue, WA – Mar 7, 2017 – Mobilize.Net today released updated versions of WebMAP, VB Upgrade Companion and Silverlight bridge for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017. In the latest updates, Mobilize products support Visual Studio 2017 project and solution files and are able to take advantage of the latest enhancements available for Visual Studio 2017. New releases of Mobilize products that support Microsoft Visual Studio can be found at http://www.mobilize.net/vs2017-modernization. Mobilize is also offering Visual Studio customers a limited time discount on WebMAP.

Mobilize.Net helps companies move critical code to .NET, to the web, to mobile devices and to the cloud. Every day thousands of developers use Mobilize.Net modernization tools to transform important line-of-business applications from old systems to modern platforms.

“Developers rely on Visual Studio for critical app development,” said Tom Button, CEO of Mobilize.Net. “Mobilize.Net products fully support Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 which means that our customers enjoy the ultimate productivity.”

Shawn Nandi, Senior Director, Cloud App Dev and Data Marketing for Microsoft Corp. added, “Mobilize has been a great Microsoft partner for many years  We appreciate the solution updates they’ve made to support Visual Studio 2017, and their continued work to help customers bring applications forward to a mobile and cloud-driven world.”

Mobilize.Net will live stream the Visual Studio 2017 event on its website at http://www.mobilize.net/visual-studio-2017-launch beginning at 8am Pacific Wednesday, March 7, 2017.

As part of the Visual Studio 2017 launch, Microsoft is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Visual Studio in its #MyVSStory campaign. The Mobilize team including Tom Button, Dee Dee Walsh, Rick Olson, and John Browne were all original members of the Visual Studio team and played a significant role in championing the creation of the product. Mobilize has produced a series of videos and blogs.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

 

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Topics: Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2017, #VS2017, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, VBUC, WebMAP, Silverlight bridge

Eradicate VB6 Code with New Mobilize.Net VB Upgrade Companion 6.5. New version paves your escape from VB6 by increasing automation to highest levels ever.

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Wed, Oct, 21, 2015 @ 06:10 AM

BELLEVUE, WA – Oct 20, 2015 – Mobilize.Net announced Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC) version 6.5, available today, that substantially reduces post-migration work on migrated .NET code. VBUC is the leading migration tool for converting VB6 apps to .NET and beyond. With this new version of VBUC, developers now have the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective migration tool on the market. Of the millions of lines of code that Mobilize has tested, VBUC version 6.5 has increased automation to 99.9%. No migration tool offers higher migration automation to native .NET code without runtimes, than VBUC.

With hundreds of thousands of developers using the tool and millions of projects migrated with billions of lines of code converted, VBUC is by far and away the most popular migration tool ever shipped. This new version has been tested on millions of lines of real VB6 customer code, with 99.9 percent of the lines of code compiling in Visual Studio without modification.

In addition to increasing automation and significantly improving productivity, VBUC version 6.5 also includes:

  • Performance improvements: the time it takes to do a migration on a large application has been improved by a factor of 2X and in a lot of cases 5X.
  • Large applications with complex references can now be resolved in the solution setup phase with much better results.
  • Better code readability in solutions with shared files.
  • Significant improvements in data access, both in terms of code quality and higher automation of mappings.
  • Improvements in code quality for projects migrating to VB.NET. For example, VBUC 6.5 includes myriad improvements for processing type libraries, accessing and removing collections, converting menu items in control arrays, and more.
  • Certified to fully support both Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 10.

VBUC Paves the Way to Mobile and Cloud

VBUC provides the best onramp to WebMAP, enabling customers to move from VB6 all the way to web, mobile and cloud.

VBUC Is Used By Enterprises, ISVs and SIs*

Hundreds of thousands of customers have successfully used VBUC to convert code to .NET and beyond. All vertical markets are represented including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, energy and more; plus major corporations like Bank of America, Citigroup and Microsoft have used VBUC to transform large workloads to new platforms. In addition, system integrators like Avanade, Wipro GYSSA and others have found VBUC to be a very valuable tool in migrating their customers’ code to new platforms. A full list of Mobilize customers can be found at http://www.mobilize.net/resources/customer-list.

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

Topics: software development, application modernization, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Basic, Windows XP, VB6, .NET, C#, Windows

Mobilize.Net Releases New VB Upgrade Companion 6.3 That Offers Faster Code Migrations

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Tue, Apr, 07, 2015 @ 10:04 AM


New version of Visual Basic Upgrade Companion is available for download now; brings substantial improvements to cut the time and effort of migration projects


 

Mobilize.Net today released a new version of its industry-leading migration technology, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion 6.3. This updated release introduces new technology to greatly increase developer productivity by reducing compile errors after migrating to .NET. Mobilize.Net developed VBUC 6.3 on over 1M lines of real-world VB6 code and reduced post-migration compile errors in Visual Studio by as much as 95%. A few areas that have been improved include: 

  • Structs with fixed length strings
  • Duplicate (shared) namespaces across projects
  • WinAPI calls (Pinvoke)
  • and more.

Does it help? Here are three actual real-world examples ran as validation tests (these are all very large VB6 applications of greater than 100K lines of code). The numbers represent the reduction in compiler errors comparing the output of VBUC 6.3 to 6.2:

  • Case A: 3200 errors before; 1721 errors after (46% reduction)
  • Case B: 1036 errors before; 339 errors after (66% reduction)
  • Case C: 1527 errors before; 63 errors after (96% reduction).

In addition, VBUC 6.3 dramatically cuts the amount of manual effort needed to migrate from ADODB to ADO.NET without using helper classes. The tool generates SqlDataReader patterns that compile and run on recordsets that are accessed sequentially (not randomly).

By default VBUC 6.3 no longer causes Visual Studio to generate warnings about references to now-deprecated Microsoft.VisualBasic.Compatibility assemblies and has eliminated some obsolete library usages in the converted code.


VBUC 6.3 is easier, faster and produces better code which enables much greater developer productivity. VBUC 6.3 can be downloaded at: http://www.mobilize.net/vbuc-free-trial.


 

Topics: manual rewrite, application modernization, application migration, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Basic, Windows XP, VB6

Visual Basic Upgrade Companion Adds Visual Studio 2013 Support Plus 500+ New Widgets and Code Optimizations

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Thu, Nov, 21, 2013 @ 15:11 PM

Mobilize.Net releases new Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC) with a major performance upgrade along with new code shortcuts that dramatically decrease the amount of manual work required to convert code from VB6 to .NET. The new version also supports Visual Studio 2013.

BELLEVUE, WA – Nov 13, 2013 – Mobilize.Net, the leading provider of modernization solutions for client/server legacy applications, today announced availability of VBUC 2013, the fastest, most cost-effective way to move Visual Basic 6 applications to .NET and beyond. VBUC 2013 includes automated software analysis and transformation technology that enable a dramatic (at least 80%) savings in total project cost, as well as radical improvements in time to market with 75% reduction in overall project schedule compared with manual rewrites.

With Windows XP going out of support in April 2014, countless enterprise IT departments are grappling with how to move 10-20 year-old source code that has become outdated and obsolete. VBUC 2013 provides a very low risk option for customers to move legacy code to newer platforms.

Visual Studio 2013 Support for Better Developer Productivity

VBUC 2013 now supports Visual Studio 2013 project and solution files. With this addition, Visual Studio developers will be able to take advantage of the latest enhancements available for Visual Studio 2013. 

New Gadgets and Code Optimizations Improve .NET Code

VBUC 2013 includes more than 500 new gadgets and code optimizations that result in more efficient code conversions and higher quality .NET code. The improvements include everything from additional control support to new .NET API optimizations and much more. 

Download VBUC with free eBook “A Developer’s Guide to XP End of Life”  

Customers who download VBUC 2013, also get a free eBook “A Developer's Guide to XP End of Life.” This ebook is filled with facts that customers need to know about the looming end-of-vendor-support (EOVS) for Windows XP, scheduled for April 2014. Customers can get VBUC trial and “A Developer’s Guide to XP End of Life” at http://mobilize.sites.hubspot.com/lp-3060-vbuc-2013-download.

Customer and Partner Praise for Mobilize.Net Technology and Services

Mobilize.Net has been serving enterprise firms for more than 20 years and has thousands of satisfied customers and partners. 

“Mobilize.Net’s Visual Basic Upgrade Companion has been used by hundreds of thousands of MSDN subscribers to modernize billions of lines of code,” said Mitra Azizirad, General Manager, Developer Tools Marketing and Sales, Microsoft. “Visual Studio Industry Partner program members like Mobilize.Net help extend the value of Visual Studio by giving our customers practical and new solutions to solve challenging, real-world problems.”

“DockMaster chose Visual Basic Upgrade Companion because it saved us many months of development time. As a result of the shorter development time, we also saved significant money and lowered our overall exposure on the project.  We are very happy with the performance and value of VBUC,” said Jason Hutchinson, Senior Developer, DockMaster. 

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used our industry leading technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. The Mobilize.Net solution enables customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms users demand. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers.

The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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Media Contact:

Dee Dee Walsh
VP of Marketing & Business Development
Mobilize.Net
deedeew@mobilize.net
425.609.8458

 


Topics: application modernization, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, application migration

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