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Version 10.4 of AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server provides more than 150 corrections.
Version 9.0.5 of AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server provides more than 60 corrections.
New features included in this release are 64-bit support and logon credentials.
AutoMate 10 and BPA Server 10 Public Beta 2 v10.0.0.33 has been made available for download.
Version 9.0.3 of both AutoMate and AutoMate BPA Server has just been released. Version 9.0.3 addresses 44 issues, including various action enhancements and issues that were introduced in 9.0.0, 9.0.1, and 9.0.2.
We are currently recruiting new A-Team members for our testing program in anticipation of AutoMate's next major release.
Forrester Research published an October 2009 report entitled "The Shifting Sands of IT Compel A New Landscape For IT Automation Tools", in which they introduce the concept of the "Forrester Automation Wheel".*
Network Automation Development has introduced a new development methodology, SCRUM, which will enable closer and more frequent interaction between the development team and our A-Team customer group with respect to fine tuning of requirements and enhancements to our products. The new SCRUM methodology, based on the Agile methodology, will replace the previous Waterfall development paradigm that used to be in place, emphasizing communication and collaboration, frequent delivery of functioning software, and the flexibility to adapt to emerging business realities.
The newest version of AutoMate BPA Server, version 18.104.22.168 was released to the public on April 2, 2009. This is an important upgrade that adds many new features and fixes a number of issues. To see the full list of fixes and enhancements, click here.
The newest version of AutoMate, version 6.2.8 was released to the public on November 12, 2008. It adds a new RoundEx extended function to implement arithmetic rounding, and corrects an issue with escape characters that was introduced in 6.2.7. To see the full list of fixes and enhancements, click here.
A member on the AutoMate Forums recently asked a question about how to have user input drive the starting of other tasks. After some thought, I realized that the solution to this problem provided an excellent example of how AutoMate BPA Server"s workflow capabilities not only provide an easy way to accomplish such tasks, but separates the logic of such decisions into a clear and easily understandable process.
Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Vista, is almost complete and nearing release (as of this writing, Vista is slated to be released to large corporate customers under an OEM license in November and the general public in January 2007). Vista promises to improve the user experience by enhancing the graphic user interface and increasing overall system security.
From what we saw on the AutoMate Forums during the past month it appears we may have whetted some of your appetites with the tiny screenshot of the AutoMate 7 Task Builder. Without further adieu here is the low-down on what that screenshot really means.
With the release of AutoMate 6.1, the Development Team has been able to work at full throttle on the upcoming AutoMate 7 product line. This major version of AutoMate promises to bring lots of exciting new features and functionality.
The AutoMate Development Team is happy to report that AutoMate 6.1 will be available at the end of March. The 6.1 release is a comprehensive update that wraps together all the feature additions, enhancements and bug fixes from the initial AutoMate 6.0 release. Some of the major highlights include: