Micro Focus Delivers COBOL Development and Deployment Capability for Windows 8

New Visual COBOL 2.1 supports Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012, giving developers greater choice, freedom, and flexibility to future-proof business applications.

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Micro Focus has released Visual COBOL 2.1, a COBOL application development environment that now includes enhancements that facilitate an improved and productive application developer experience and deliver an important upgrade path for today’s critical business applications.

Micro Focus Visual COBOL 2.1 brings the productivity of modern Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) to COBOL, such as the latest developer capability by Microsoft, Visual Studio 2012. Visual COBOL can deploy COBOL applications to many contemporary platforms such as Windows, .NET, and the cloud. With Visual COBOL 2.1, developers can take advantage of a wide array of application deployment platforms, a richer set of deployment packaging options, service-oriented architecture capabilities for Web services, and a more efficient developer experience. Most notably within Visual COBOL 2.1 is the capability to develop and deploy COBOL applications on the latest Microsoft platform, Windows 8.

Microsoft Windows 8 represents the latest in Microsoft application development and deployment architecture. Business applications developed with Visual COBOL 2.1 are Windows 8 compatible, enabling today’s developers to future-proof their existing enterprise applications on the latest Microsoft platform. Developers can take advantage of improved resource management, higher levels of CPU performance and scalability, and a streamlined OS user experience. Most important, Windows 8 enables developers to develop and deploy existing COBOL applications to the latest Microsoft operating environment with no change to application code.

More information is available at www.microfocus.com.

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