New Integrated Environment Optimizes COBOL and .NET Application Development
Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernization solutions, today announced its Micro Focus Visual COBOL solution now supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Organizations around the globe remain committed to COBOL applications as they continue to drive competitive advantage in light of continuously changing business requirements and market conditions, and Visual COBOL for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 enables organizations to more quickly realize those business benefits.
Micro Focus Visual COBOL enables software developers to maintain and modernize COBOL systems alongside Microsoft .NET languages, including C# and VB.NET, while taking advantage of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 to connect COBOL applications to new technologies, including Windows 10, .NET and Microsoft Azure. Through a consistent development experience, Micro Focus Visual COBOL for Microsoft Visual Studio enables the COBOL developer to accelerate delivery of new business services, while re-using valuable application logic.
“We’re delighted to have partners like Micro Focus working closely with us to build and enhance the overall development experience of Visual Studio 2015,” said Mitra Azizirad, developer platform marketing, Microsoft Corp. “COBOL-based systems are prevalent in many enterprises and Micro Focus Visual COBOL helps enterprises develop, maintain and modernize these critical applications.”
The relationship between Micro Focus and Microsoft demonstrates a mutual and long-standing commitment, as well as shared spirit of technology innovation for application development and modernization solutions. Micro Focus Visual COBOL for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 reflects this commitment, delivering a significant advantage for today’s enterprise application developer as they look to improve their development experience, increase personal productivity, accelerate time to market and future-proof existing COBOL applications.
Benefits of Micro Focus Visual COBOL include:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 delivers:
"Application developers want to leverage the tools they know and trust to quickly deliver added value to the business, not reinvent core business applications that continue to provide foundational, irreplaceable business services," said Ed Airey, Director, Product Marketing at Micro Focus. "Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2015 is the next-generation of COBOL development solutions, designed for today’s application developer to do just that, in a productive and cost-effective way."
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