Micro's Solution Now Supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 for Advanced Technology

By CIOReview | Monday, August 31, 2015

ROCKVILLE, MD: Micro Focus, a software company, has announced that its Micro Focus Visual COBOL solution, which delivers COBOL development and deployment tools, now supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship developer toolset.

With the advantage of Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, Micro Focus Visual COBOL can connect applications to new technologies, like Windows 10, .NET and Microsoft Azure. It enables software developers to update COBOL systems with Microsoft .NET languages, including C# and VB.NET. In addition, while re-using valuable application logic, Micro Focus Visual COBOL for Microsoft Visual Studio also allows the COBOL developers to accelerate delivery of new business services.

However, Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 gives improved developer productivity through faster IDE performance, streamlined responsiveness and improved toolset capability, accelerated application development cycles and improved development team collaboration.

According to the company, COBOL is practicabletoday also and several organizations are dependent on that, so by making it supportive for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015, they are enabling businesses to more quickly adapt to business changes.

“COBOL-based systems are prevalent in many enterprises and Micro Focus Visual COBOL helps enterprises develop, maintain and modernize these critical applications,” states Mitra Azizirad, General Manager, Developer Platform Marketing and Sales, Microsoft.

Commenting on the new integration, Ed Airey, Director of Product Marketing, Micro Focus, says, “Application developers want to leverage the tools they know and trust to quickly deliver added value to the business, not reinvent core business applications that continue to provide foundational, irreplaceable business services. Visual COBOL for Visual Studio 2015 is the next-generation of COBOL development solutions, designed for today’s application developer to do just that, in a productive and cost-effective way.”