Micro Focus Releases Visual COBOL 4.0 and Enterprise Suite 4.0
July 18, 2018

Micro Focus announced the general availability of Visual COBOL 4.0 and Enterprise Suite 4.0, marking a major step in executing its digital transformation vision to help customers modernize core business processes and technology.

The latest updates to Micro Focus's AMC portfolio help deliver greater business agility through DevOps, operational cost savings through new models like Hybrid IT, and improved access, security and governance.

"Our customers have built business-critical applications that are complex and sophisticated that encapsulate decades of process and know-how," said Chris Livesey, SVP and GM, AMC at Micro Focus. "The continued execution of our modernization vision is in direct response to our customers' need to future-proof those investments, and to lower cost and improve speed, all in a flexible, holistic manner."

The latest releases of Visual COBOL and Enterprise Suite supplement all three pillars of modernization:

- Application Modernization – New project migration and analysis reporting utilities; major IDE enhancements including upgraded analysis capabilities, code refactoring, IntelliSense updates; major debugging enhancements including Reverse debugging; additional JVM and Web Services features.

- Process Modernization – Project upgrade, analysis and build enhancements to further streamline how applications are assessed and built; major enhancements to make the build and delivery process more tailored and efficient.

- Infrastructure Modernization – New platform support added for new Web Application Server releases, SQL Server and database connectors; new support added for Docker containers; additional application Security capabilities.

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