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July 2004

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In this Issue:

  • Internet World UK
  • Visual DataFlex 10 is here!
  • Pervasive.SQL V8 Security Feature Pack
  • Crystal Reports
  • Visual DataFlex supporting the MOD

Internet World UK

Once again, and in conjunction with Data Access, Unicorn hosted a stand at Internet World UK at Earls Court on 15th – 17th June. Although the exhibition was much smaller than in previous years, Unicorn was pleased with the number of visitors to our stand and the high level of interest shown in our products and services.

This year, alongside Visual DataFlex we were demonstrating our new business intelligence tool, Dynamic AI which attracted many favourable comments from both Developers and business users alike. Electos also proved very popular as a content management system in competition with many others, and again we were delighted at the positive feedback and keen interest.

As a result of the exhibition we hope to be running a seminar in early September demonstrating the key features in Dynamic AI and, of course, we will let you have more details in due course. Meanwhile, if you are interested in a product of this nature please visit www.dynamic-ai.nl.

Visual DataFlex 10

Data Access has announced the release of Visual DataFlex 10 which delivers implementation and integration of standards-based web services, a new embedded print engine – WinPrint 2, Wizard enhancements, overall usability improvements, an extensive list of enhancements to Database Explorer, workflow optimization, improved documentation, new sample applications, and much more.

Visual DataFlex 10 Studio includes:

  • 2-user development and testing licences for all Data Access Worldwide database connectivity options, namely, Microsoft SQL Server, Pervasive.SQL V8, IBM DB2 and ODBC (with Embedded SQL support)
  • 3-user Client Engine for internal development, testing and deployment of application software (within registered licencee company only)
  • Electos – a Web Content Management tool for creating, maintaining, organising and publishing website content.
  • Developers who have an existing Visual DataFlex licence with a current subscription will shortly receive a new code, together with VDF10 on CD or can download the latest build.

Pervasive.SQL V8 Security Feature Pack

Pervasive has recently added Pervasive.SQL V8 Security Feature Pack (8.5) to their list of downloads.

If you have Pervasive DataExchange version 2.6, Pervasive AuditMaster version 6.2, or Pervasive Backup Agent version 1.0 and are looking for the Pervasive.SQL V8 hotfix needed by those programs you should use the hotfix included with your product. This is available in the PSQL_UPD directory in your download or CD.

Crystal Reports – Lifecyle Update

Business Objects have announced that Complimentary Crystal Assist support for Crystal Reports 8.5 will end on 31st July 2004. Although after this time, it will still be possible to purchase support for this product. Online Kbases and hot-fixes will still be available through their website http://support.businessobjects.com

If you are a user of Crystal Reports 9 and 10, Business Objects has issued a hot-fix for vulnerability in Crystal Reports Web Viewers that could allow Information Disclosure and Denial of Service. To download the security patch and for further information please go to http://support.businessobjects.com

Visual DataFlex Supporting the Ministry of Defence

Did you know that the MOD is using Visual DataFlex and WebApp to track assets? TE Track was developed by Unicorn to bring together legacy and paper-based systems with the data held in a VDF application and documents and other information viewable on a high-profile Intranet called TEMOWeb. Following a successful trial that demonstrated how efficiently the program handled the asset information and how easily the information could be accessed, Unicorn began its own military operation to rollout the software to RAF bases across the UK and overseas. Our intrepid consultants have travelled the length and breadth of the country and have had to endure the heat of Cyprus one week and pack their thermal clothing for RAF Falklands the next. Read more about the RAF project on www.unicorninterglobal.com/casestudyraf.