September 19, 2008
Micro Focus Launches New Version of Extend Suite
Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application management solutions, has launched version 8.1 of its extend suite of products, one of the product sets in its Cobol-based product portfolio.
According to the company, the extend provides businesses with a better way to modernize their Cobol applications in an evolutionary manner, thereby providing more value from their investment.
Micro Focus claims that the release of extend version 8.1 follows the launch of Net Express with .NET as another Micro Focus product to push the boundaries of what developers can achieve with Cobol, establishing the most-used operating language on a level playing field with those more contemporary languages.
Stuart McGill, chief technology officer of Micro Focus, said: "The launch of Extend 8.1 underlines Micro Focus's continued investment in an integrated solutions portfolio, following the Acucorp acquisition last year. We have enjoyed fantastic feedback from our customers, so we are very excited to launch this new version of the extend software suite, to deliver on our commitments for important and relevant feature additions. This, the latest Micro Focus product development, further reinforces Cobol as the modern language at the heart of organizations' core IT systems."