Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jun 22

Introducing dbDOS™ 1.1

By dBaseGeoffrey | Newsroom

When we released dbDOS™ 1.0 in May we knew there was a need and expected a warm welcome by the dBASE community but we have been overwhelmed by the response! We wanted to reward that response by incorporating the many suggestions and requests by our customers and provide them a more features and a new level of support for their dBASE for DOS programs.

dbDOS™ 1.1 adds a significant number of features that will make using and working with the product easier and give a wider range of support for various hardware configurations. Here are just some of the great improvements introduced with dbDOS™ 1.1: * Wizard based setup; for customers that want a little more help setting up the product we have added a new wizard to walk you through the steps. Remember, if you are an advanced user you can still use the single page setup introduced in the 1.0 version. * Print ESC and Printer specific codes; one of the key features of dbDOS was the ability to finally print to a Windows printer with dBASE for DOS programs. Well, we found out very quickly that many dBASE for DOS users created specialized forms and reports using the low-level printer escape codes. We now provide the ability to support that approach and allow you to print those reports on Windows Printers! * Integrated International Support; now you can select the country specific CodePage so that we support your keyboard, printer, and operating system character use automatically, while still allowing you to override it if needed. * Better hardware support; these new configuration options allow users to select the best support for their hardware. This allows hardware like graphics cards and mice (mouse) to work better and more seamless on many different hardware configurations. * FASTER! In some cases, almost 100% faster than the original dbDOS 1.0 product.

We have heard from many customers stating that dbDOS is a lifesaver and a huge money and resource saver as well. One customer stated that by using dbDOS their organization will save well over $195,000.00 dollars this year in rewrite costs and only have to invest $5,000.00 dollars for their 50 users to continue to use their 20+ year old software program that many users love and feel they cannot live without.  

So no matter if you are trying to use dbDOS for the one dBASE program you just love from the DOS days, or you have an organization that can benefit, dbDOS™ 1.1 is the most cost effective way to continue to use the tried and true software on the latest hardware and software for Windows®.

dbDOS™ 1.1 is available to existing dbDOS™ 1.0 users free of charge, and the cost for new named users is still $99.00 U.S. The CD and documentation can be purchased for an additional $19.95, not including shipping and handling..

Jun 14

Join us for a Webinar on June 21

By dBaseGeoffrey | Newsroom , Webinars

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

To help you make an informed decision during your dBASE 2.8 evaluation, we have prepared a series of examples that will guide you through your decision making process.

In this Webinar, we will walk through some of the basic features of dBASE 2.8 including how to connect to existing data, creating a new data-input program and even some dBASE Language (dBL) logic. We will follow up by creating a basic executable file that can be deployed to your client workstations.

At the end of the Webinar, we will share various online resources available to you and answer any questions you may have.

Title: dBASE 2.8 Evaluation Webinar Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar

Jun 12

Are you curious about dBASE 2.8?

By dBaseGeoffrey | Newsroom , Promotions

It has been almost two months since we release dBASE Plus 2.8 and the request for downloads have increased by 300%, which is very exciting. If you are one of those thqat have downloaded a Trial Evaluation of dBASE Plus 2.8, we wanted to follow up with you and ask for your feedback. When we announced the new company, dBase LLC., we said that we will be a company that listens to its customers, values your feedback, and takes action on your suggestions. In that spirit, we invite you to take our quick, five (5) question survey. Please select this link and take a few minutes to help us understand how we can best serve you in this time of evaluation of the dBASE Plus 2.8 product.

The new Installer in dBASE 2.8 significantly improves the initial out-of-the-box experience for customers when installing the product, allowing for smoother installs across the entire Microsoft Windows® Operating System lines of products, including Microsoft Vista and Windows 7. We also increased the quality and made foundational improvements, which will make dBASE 2.8 run better and more stable on all platforms.

In addition, we also included with each purchase of dBASE Plus 2.8, a free PDF copy of The dBASE Book, the 686-page definitive work on the dBASE product, written by Ken Mayer, one of the world’s leading authorities on dBASE and how to get the most out of the product.