Micro Focus Visual COBOL Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
April 10, 2017

Micro Focus Visual COBOL solution now supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.

For over 50 years, the enterprise has continued to rely on COBOL applications to drive competitive advantage and deliver critical business services. As the pace of business accelerates, fueled by the new digital economy, Visual COBOL for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 enables organizations to align existing COBOL systems with their digital transformation strategy.

Micro Focus Visual COBOL enables software developers to modernize COBOL applications alongside Microsoft .NET languages, including C# and VB.NET, while taking advantage of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 to connect COBOL applications to new technologies, including .NET and Azure. Through a consistent development experience, Micro Focus Visual COBOL for Microsoft Visual Studio enables development teams to move faster and deliver more functionality, while re-using valuable application logic.

“We’re delighted to have Visual Studio partners like Micro Focus work closely with us to build and enhance the overall development experience of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017,” said Shawn Nandi, senior director, Cloud App Dev and Data Marketing for Microsoft Corp. “COBOL-based systems are prevalent across the enterprise and Micro Focus Visual COBOL helps these organizations build and modernize their critical applications.”

For over 15 years Micro Focus and Microsoft have shared a mutual and long-standing commitment to Visual Studio users, and shared a spirit of innovation for application development and modernization solutions. Micro Focus Visual COBOL for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 reflects this commitment, delivering an integrated tool set for software developers as they look to build better business applications, improve quality and collaborate across the enterprise.

“In order to respond faster to new business requirements and competitive pressures, development teams must deliver innovation faster than ever before. To meet this new digital challenge, smarter tools are needed.” said Ed Airey, director, Solutions Marketing at Micro Focus. “Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2017 is the next-generation of COBOL development solutions, designed for today’s .NET and COBOL developer to do just that – build better business applications, faster, while modernizing COBOL-based systems critical to global IT infrastructure.”

Micro Focus Visual COBOL delivers:

- COBOL integration with the latest release of Visual Studio

- Enhanced developer productivity through smart editing and debugging tools for COBOL and .NET developers including code analysis, IntelliSense, Auto-complete, background parsing, code search and more

- Fast composite app development using SmartLinkage enabling COBOL integration with C# and other .NET languages.

- Full access to the .Net framework with an object oriented (OO) COBOL implementation

- A flexible architecture enabling COBOL compilation to MSIL for deployment to .NET. Additional support for Azure deployment.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 delivers:

- Improved developer productivity through faster IDE performance

- Streamlined responsiveness and improved toolset capability

- Accelerated application development cycles

- Improved collaboration and integration across the DevOps toolchain with support for the latest innovation across Windows, .NET mobile and Azure platforms

Micro Focus Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2017 is available now.

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