dBASE CLASSIC™ the reintroduction of the original dBASE V for DOS

Today, dBase LLC is proud to announce the immediate availability of dBASE CLASSIC™, the newly repackaged historic database, based on dBASE V for DOS. The dBASE V for DOS was one of the most used databases in the historic timeline of dBASE. This was really the first fully realized IDE and database combination for building and managing data across a wide spectrum of users.

Here at dBase LLC we recognized that a large number of users are still using dBASE on MS-DOS platforms, which is why we introduced dbDOS™. Updating from prior versions of dBASE for DOS to the final and most stable release in order to maintain the longevity of these sometimes mission critical applications, is more than worth the effort. Until today, the only way to get a licensed copy of dBASE V for DOS was to purchase an upgrade or a new copy of dBASE PLUS 2.8 and purchase the additional CD. That was a costly matter for our customers that were not looking to upgrade their applications to a windows version of dBASE at this time.

The new dBASE CLASSIC™ is a stand-alone, fully licensed version of dBASE V for DOS at an introductory price of $99.00 USD.

Also included exclusively with this stand-alone version are the searchable PDF versions of the entire documentation set that originally shipped with dBASE V for DOS. dBase LLC is calling the included documentation a “box of docs” and for those customers who cannot remember, the original dBASE V for DOS was shipped with 5 manuals weighing just over 15 pounds. dBASE CLASSIC™ will not weigh that much, but it will have all the information that was shipped in the original dBASE V for DOS.

“I am really excited about making dBASE CLASSIC™ available to the dBase user community,” said Michael Rozlog, CEO of dBase LLC. “The fact that we now have a way for users to continue to use their existing DOS based products on the latest and greatest Windows® hardware and software with dbDOS™, and now the ability to get a copy of dBASE V for DOS with the full doc set is really cool. Plus, the price and red tape are significantly reduced in the new packaging!”

The new dBASE CLASSIC™ will be sold in two packages; the $99.00 USD package, which includes the entire dBASE V for DOS product, and the $198.00 USD package, a bundle which includes both dBASE CLASSIC™ and dbDOS™. Both packages are sold on a per-user basis.

Purchase dBASE Plus 2.8 Full or Upgrade during August 2012 and you are invited to our next training class

We are pleased to announce a dBASE live online training seminar to help you become productive and successful with dBASE even faster!

Any purchase of dBASE Plus 2.8 Full or Upgrade between August 1st 2012 and August 31st 2012 will include this training seminar (a $199 value) as part of your purchase*.

If you are a dBASE for DOS customer ready to get up to speed on the programming in dBASE 2.8 for Windows, or if you are returning to dBASE after a number of years looking to enhance an existing dBASE 2.8 for Windows skill set, these two one-hour training sessions will help you on your way.

For individuals that have already purchased dBASE 2.8, this class can be purchased separately. The cost of this training seminar will be $199 for two one-hour sessions. Following your purchase, you will receive a private invitation outlining the exact data and time that the online class will take place including details on how to participate.

Training Agenda

The training is set for September 6th and 7th from 1:00 pm EST to 2:00 pm EST each day. The agenda for these two training session will include the following topics:

How to use design tools to create and edit an application
* Creating dBASE File (DBF) Tables with indexes
* Establishing Parent Child Relationships with Data Modules
* Setting up Data Entry Forms
* Customize your application with Menus
* Enhance Reports by showing Grouped and Summarized data
* Building and Packaging the application for deployment to client workstations

Each of these interactive sessions will grant you direct access to dBase’s own engineering staff where you can directly ask questions and drill down into any issue that you need more help with.