Visual Studio Code is now shipping with Anaconda

Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio Code will ship as part of the popular Python data science platform Anaconda. Microsoft first announced plans to bring Python to Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server in September of last year.

According to Microsoft, “Visual Studio Code can easily be installed at the same time as Anaconda, providing a great editing and debugging experience for Python users, with special features tailor-made for Anaconda users.”

Microsoft has previously made investments in the Python community. It has already released a Python extension for VS Code and provides support for Python in Azure Machine Learning, SQL Server, and Azure Notebooks. According to Microsoft, the Microsoft Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is the most downloaded extension in the VS Code marketplace.

“Anaconda, Inc. is excited to be able to make installation of Microsoft Visual Studio Code and the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code a more seamless experience for our Anaconda users,” Crystal Soja, product manager for the Anaconda Distribution and Anaconda Cloud, wrote in a post.

Download and install Anaconda Distribution 5.1 now.

MaidSafe to Host International Developer Conference

SAFE DevCon 2018 will create a forum for developers to learn best practice and collaborate with peers

Ayr, SCOTLAND, February 16th February 2018 – MaidSafe, the developer of the world’s first and only autonomous data network, today announced it will be hosting SAFE DevCon 2018, its first European Developer Conference, in Ayr, Scotland on April 23rd. The complimentary one-day event at Ayr Racecourse is aimed at developers looking to build applications on the SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) Network. Following the success of its first Asian Developer Conference in 2017, MaidSafe wants to provide European developers with a forum to discuss best practice for building applications on the platform.

This first event will be a small conference so that MaidSafe can hear feedback from developers and begin to map out its long-term strategy for supporting this key stakeholder group. Attendees will be able to meet the MaidSafe team, who will explain why the SAFE Network has very low infrastructure costs and how it will enable highly scalable applications with built-in revenue streams. Developers interested in attending can apply by submitting their names directly to outreach@maidsafe.net (including the individual’s safenetforum I.D. if they have one). Depending on the number of respondents MaidSafe will select names randomly to attend. The successful individuals must be able to fund their travel to Scotland, but MaidSafe will pay for accommodation for two nights.

“We are delighted to be launching our first developer event on home soil and look forward to this becoming an annual event,” said David Irvine, founder and CEO, MaidSafe. “The developers who attend will have the opportunity to meet key individuals involved in the development of the SAFE Network, understand the underlying technology in detail, discuss the APIs and the future roadmap. There will also be opportunities for best practice workshops with fellow developers and training sessions provided by the MaidSafe development team.”

The full agenda will be finalised in the next few weeks and updates will be provided on the SAFE Network Forum (https://safenetforum.org/). MaidSafe will also livestream the event for those unable to attend in person and will publish any technical materials produced to support the conference.

About MaidSafe
MaidSafe is a company founded by David Irvine in 2006, which has a mission to provide security and privacy for everyone by building a better internet platform. This new platform is the SAFE Network, which is the world’s first autonomous and decentralised data network. The network is made up of the unused hard drive space, processing power and bandwidth of its users. The SAFE Network will include storage, peer-to-peer communications, transactions, internet functionality and a wide variety of apps to name a few of its features. For more information please go to: www.maidsafe.net

Contact Information
Dug Campbell
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
MaidSafe
pr@maidsafe.net
+44 1292 017 311

Security specialist Greenbone develops dedicated Scan-profile for quick vulnerability checking

Osnabrueck / London, February 15th 2018 – Greenbone, a provider of vulnerability management solutions for IT networks, has announced the availability of a purpose-built scan-profile, allowing users of Greenbone’s products to scan for the vulnerabilities included in Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. Using the profile, users can rule out potential risks in the course of the update, like manual errors or omitted systems.

Every second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft regularly releases security patches for its software products. This year’s February patch contains 25 vulnerabilities that relate to over 50 Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs) – 14 of which are deemed critical. The severity of an Adobe flash vulnerability, which is already being exploited, has been explicitly pointed out by at least one researcher.

In response to this, Greenbone now offers a special scan profile for users of its Greenbone Security Manager, the Greenbone Community Edition or openVAS. This allows users to quickly check their infrastructure for newly identified vulnerabilities, while mitigating potential risks such as manual errors during the update and forgotten systems in the automatic update process. Users can request the scan profiles for free via e-mail.

“The risks IT networks are facing are ever growing. Thankfully, Microsoft provides users and administrators with fixes to enhance the security of their IT infrastructure, but for the patch to be thoroughly successful, we have developed a special scan profile that can be applied with our technology. In addition to our automated daily security feed that encompasses tests for more than 58,600 vulnerabilities, this scan works where it is most needed”, says Dirk Schrader, Chief Marketing Officer at Greenbone.

Requests for the free MS February Patch Tuesday scan profile for Greenbone Security Manager, Greenbone Community Edition and OpenVAS can be made via patchtuesday@greenbone.net.

About Greenbone
Founded in 2008, Greenbone Networks is a leading, global provider of vulnerability management solutions. Based on open source software, the Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) analyses IT networks – including desktop computers, servers, software applications, routers and VoIP devices – identifying security vulnerabilities, providing detailed reports and instructions to resolve security issues before attackers are able to exploit them.

Greenbone’s vulnerability management solutions are deployed in more than 30,000 installations and integrations across a broad range of industries and company sizes, and its vulnerability management software has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times. Greenbone is headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany.

For further information, please visit: https://www.greenbone.net/en/

Press Contact
UK: Finn Partners, Tel.: +44 20 32177060, E-mail: greenbone@finnpartners.com

MatchWare’s New MeetingBooster 4.0, Meeting Management Software Tool That Transforms Meetings Into Productive Powerhouse Sessions That Deliver Results

“MatchWare releases MeetingBooster 4.0, the highly improved meeting management software application that is poised to quickly be the market leader. Designed to make the meeting process even more productive with a new agenda editor, new styles, a new Outlook plugin, a comprehensive API, better security, and the ability to roll unfinished topics into your next meeting’s agenda; MeetingBooster 4.0 will show your meetings Who’s Boss.”

A complimentary trial, which includes full access to Support Consultants, is available at http://www.meetingbooster.com/free-trial.php

TAMPA, February, 14 2018 ─ MatchWare Inc., a multi-national software development house, announced today the launch of MeetingBooster 4.0, the latest release of their popular meeting management software application that empowers businesses to transform meetings into productive powerhouse sessions by driving meeting accountability, streamlining meeting procedures, reducing time spent in meetings, and aligning meetings with management goals.

“MeetingBooster 4.0 is a must-have tool for any enterprise level business,” explains MatchWare’s Product Manager Thomas Henriksen. “We interviewed 50 corporate executives from various industries with the goal of understanding how to improve overall meeting effectiveness. What we realized was that the market was ready for a drastic shift in the way meetings were managed. MeetingBooster 4.0 is built for today’s enterprise business market and is packed full of features that will literally revolutionize the entire meeting management process. This release is a game-changer and we are excited to see how the market reacts.”

MeetingBooster 4.0 is a secure, cloud-based meeting management software tool built for today’s diverse business ecosystem, and boasts a powerful core feature set including:

  • Meeting Agenda tools for creating and standardizing professional meeting agendas that contain all necessary elements to consistently run effective and efficient meetings.
  • Meeting Management tools for capturing meeting notes, assigning and tracking action items, facilitating decision making, and both distributing and archiving meeting minutes.
  • Meeting Analytics tools for generating intelligent insights into important meeting data, such as frequency, duration, cost, task status, attendance, effectiveness, and much more.

In addition, MeetingBooster 4.0 has an improved Outlook plugin which allows for better integration with the world’s most popular email client, a comprehensive API that allows for better communication with organizations existing software applications, and an impressive list of new features:

  • New Agenda Editor
  • New Agenda and Minutes Styles
  • Permission on Topics in the Agenda and Minutes
  • Improved Search in the Minutes
  • Rolling Unfinished Topics into a New Meeting Agenda
  • Topic Status in the Meeting Series
  • Decisions at Meetings
  • Multi-language Agenda Templates
  • Ability to Change Attendance after the meeting ends
  • Private Topic Suggestions
  • Improved Parked Topics to include Notes

With MeetingBooster 4.0, you will transform meetings into productive powerhouse sessions that deliver results. If you are serious about improving the effectiveness of your meetings, you can request a complimentary trial of MeetingBooster, which includes full access to MatchWare’s Support Consultants, at http://www.meetingbooster.com/free-trial.php.

Additional MeetingBooster information, including a complete feature overview, deployment options, and pricing information, is available at http://www.meetingbooster.com/.

About MatchWare
MatchWare is the global leader in professional mind mapping and enterprise meeting management solutions. The award-winning MindView mind mapping software and MeetingBooster professional meeting management software allow our customers to collaborate, innovate and increase productivity from any device in order to achieve greater success throughout their organization.

Since 1992, MatchWare has provided companies, government institutions, non-government organizations (NGO), academics and individuals with reliable, high-quality, and cost-effective software applications. Our programs include mind mapping, project management, meeting management, and business productivity software.

These programs are designed to provide customers with the tools necessary to better drive, measure and optimize productivity to succeed in today’s always evolving technological environment. MatchWare’s head office is in Denmark with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, United States, and Germany.

MeetingBooster is a registered trademark of MatchWare Inc.

Media Contact:
Ulrik Merrild
MatchWare Inc.
Tel. 813-254-6644
ulrik.merrild@matchware.com

Panaya Expands Footprint in Enterprise Agile Delivery Market

70 RDx Customers Achieve Agile at Scale and Increase Quality and Frequency of Their Software Releases

HACKENSACK, NJ February 14, 2018 – Panaya, the leader in SaaS-based testing and continuous delivery, announced today that Panaya has expanded its footprint in the Enterprise Agile Delivery market.  Since RDx’s (Release Dynamix) release last May, Panaya’s cloud-based application lifecycle management solution has been adopted by over 70 customers including global names such as Repsol, Ralph Lauren, Loreal, Mercedes, and BioMarin.

In efforts to keep pace with digital transformation, enterprises are increasingly trying to implement agile and DevOps into their delivery cycle to ensure quality, frequent releases. RDX significantly shortens Enterprise IT release cycles, on average from several months to a few weeks by bringing together the fragmented delivery toolchain into one platform.

With visibility into release scope and quality from development until ready for production, organizations have actionable insights to better assess and manage risk. By moving from reactive to proactive decision making, IT is poised to deliver fast, predictable, quality releases to enhance overall business agility.

Other milestones in 2017 for Panaya include:

  • Release of Panaya RDx for Salesforce providing rapid, high-quality change delivery by accelerating and validating all phases of development from scope through delivery for Salesforce solutions.
  • Release of Autonomous TestingSM for SAP for zero-touch test case creation and maintenance eliminating the pain associated with creating and maintaining manually engineered test scripts
  • Opening of four new offices in Singapore, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai to meet the 150% growth in demand for Panaya’s Enterprise Agile Delivery solutions in the APAC region.
  • Winner of TEST Magazine’s 20 Leading Testing Providers of 2017 Award
  • Named one of Top 20 Test Management Tools in 2018 by Software Testing Help
  • Finalist for European Software Testing Award judged by a panel of industry peers based on customer success.

“In a world where digital transformation is a reality software has become a strategic asset to every enterprise”, said Jake Klein, CEO at Panaya.  “The software delivery process is now an important source of competitive differentiation. With Panaya RDX companies can rethink how cross-functional teams work together to deliver code that is driven by business value, with full visibility and optimal balance across speed, quality, and budget. “

Panaya’s RDx aligns both business and IT with visibility to the entire DevOps tool chain, with real-time monitoring and reporting, to ensure IT execution is in line with corporate initiatives.  A single, collaborative platform that removes the complexity of technical tools, RDX supports greater user adoption with quick onboarding and ease of use to ensure organizations gain the most value from their solution investment.

About Panaya

Panaya, an Infosys company, enables organizations to accelerate application change and continuously deliver innovation with its Enterprise Agile Delivery Platform. Panaya provides cloud based application delivery, and testing solutions that ensure collaboration between Business and IT. Enabling enterprise agility with faster release velocity and uncompromising quality, Panaya delivers an optimized user experience with end to end visibility of the application lifecycle. Since 2008, 1,600 companies in 62 countries, including a third of the Fortune 500, have been using Panaya to deliver quick quality change to enterprise applications.

Press contacts: 

Wes Rogers
Spicetree Communications
Mobile: +1-912-506-0869
wes.rogers@spicetreecom.com

Iris Abramovich
Panaya
Mobile:  +972-54-2224607
iabramovich@panaya.com

Thomson Reuters Elite Announces New Alliance Partnership with Ten10 Solutions Limited

New Collaboration to Minimize Risk of New System Implementations for 3E Clients

Feb 13, 2018 – Thomson Reuters Elite, part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, today announced the launch of a new Alliance partnership with Ten10, the UK’s leading independent software testing company and a proven, trusted partner to the legal sector. The new partnership provides 3E customers with complete traceability and a platform from which post-go-live changes to the system can be successfully tested.

Ten10 will work collaboratively with 3E® customers, as well as any associated third parties, to minimize the risks associated with implementing a new system, and to help ensure go-lives are delivered on time and within budget. Ten10 offers a fully managed test service for 3E implementations and upgrades. This service ranges from the creation of a unified test strategy to the implementation and delivery of required software testing services. Their expertise spans functional, automation and performance testing including integrations to both upstream and downstream systems as well as leading user acceptance testing (UAT).

3E from Thomson Reuters Elite offers an end-to-end enterprise business management solution that allows law firms and professional services organizations to run all operational aspects of their business. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft®.NET®, 3E offers built-in application development capabilities. Why does it matter? The unique architecture enables firms to become more agile, lawyers to quickly respond to client needs, and staff to easily track and manage activity on any scale—from single-office to multi-office and multinational. 3E is the next-generation technology that can help firms improve efficiency, increase profitability, and confidently take on a future without limitations. For more information, visit 3E.

The Thomson Reuters Elite Partner Program provides a one-stop global marketplace that fosters cooperation, streamlines the buy-sell cycle, and helps all involved achieve a competitive edge. Elite alliance members are experienced technology, services, and consulting organizations ready to innovate, collaborate, and help our clients solve their most pressing business challenges. For more information, visit the Thomson Reuters Elite Partner Program.

Ten10’s rigorous and creative approach to software testing—delivered through a combination of the best technology and talented people—enables clients to embrace technological transformation with total confidence. Their dedicated Legal Sector Team provides in-depth, sector-specific knowledge and delivers a comprehensive range of software testing solutions, including strategic test consultancy, functional and non-functional testing, and test automation. For more information, visit www.ten10.com.

Thomson Reuters Elite is the leading global provider of innovative business management solutions that enable law firms and professional services organizations to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and increase visibility into all aspects of their businesses. Elite is focused on enabling firms of all sizes and locations to meet their true potential and provide the best service for their clients. For more information, visit Elite.
SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Elite
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