Synergy/DE 10.3.3d, new interface for documentation, Microsoft's Xamarin acquisition, and more...

In This Issue:

arrow bullet point graphic Synergy/DE 10.3.3d Delivers Important Features and Fixes
arrow bullet point graphic A New Interface for Synergy/DE Online Documentation
arrow bullet point graphic "D" Is for Developer
arrow bullet point graphic Our History Summed Up...So Far
arrow bullet point graphic Conference Videos Live on YouTube!
arrow bullet point graphic Tech Tip
arrow bullet point graphic Traditional Synergy is Ready for Visual Studio. Are You?
arrow bullet point graphic Fun Fact
arrow bullet point graphic Industry News
arrow bullet point graphic Synergy/DE Links
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Synergy/DE 10.3.3d Delivers Important Features and Fixes

The new 10.3.3d update includes support for ODBC version 3.8; Visual Studio integration enhancements, including new build features and improved performance when loading large projects; enhanced compiler error detection; support for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update; and many important fixes.

10.3.3d is available on all supported platforms.

Download 10.3.3d

or for more information, visit the Synergex website or see the release notes.

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A New Interface for Synergy/DE Online Documentation

The Synergy/DE documentation is new and improved! With the 10.3.3d release, we’ve published a redesigned version of our online documentation, which enables us to deliver documentation updates to you more frequently. The responsive design of our web-based interface lets you find the information you need on your desktop, laptop, or tablet. Take advantage of the new search filters, or search directly from your favorite search engine. A local version is available for download, which is useful if you’re going to be without Internet access.

Explore our new documentation.

Check out some tips on using the documentation (video)

"D" Is for Developer

A Blog post by Richard Morris, Sr. Professional Services Consultant

Development of your traditional Synergy code in Microsoft’s Visual Studio was introduced at the DevPartner Conference back in 2016. Using an integrated development environment (IDE) like Visual Studio not only promotes better code development practices and team development but shows prospective new hires that your tooling is the latest and greatest.

The next release of Synergy—10.3.3d—includes all the capabilities now required to fully develop and build your traditional Synergy–based applications in Visual Studio.

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Our History Summed Up
...So Far

Have you ever wondered how Synergex evolved as a company? Check out the new History page on our website featuring a cool infographic that illustrates how we've grown over the last 40 years.

We’re excited to see where the next 40 years of growth and innovation will take us.

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Conference Videos Live on YouTube!

This year’s DevPartner Conference presentations are available for viewing on our YouTube channel.  You can learn about What’s Next for Your Synergy App, Building a Bot with Synergy .NET, WPF Shell and Application Development, and much, much more.  Get caught up now!

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Tech Tip

Issue in isutl 10.3.1b – 10.3.3c. Update your Synergy DBMS utilities to 10.3.3d.

We discovered an issue in the isutl utility that could cause index errors in your ISAM files. The issue was introduced in Synergy/DE 10.3.1b and fixed in 10.3.3d. If you have Synergy/DE versions 10.3.1b, 10.3.3, 10.3.3a, 10.3.3b, or 10.3.3c (Unix or Windows), we strongly recommend that you

  • Update to isutl 10.3.3d, either by downloading/installing the complete Synergy/DE 10.3.3d distribution or just downloading/installing the 10.3.3d Synergy DBMS utilities. (Even if you have not used the isutl from one of the affected versions, updating to 10.3.3d now will ensure that you don’t use an isutl with the issue in the future.)
  • Run "isutl –v" on any of your files that may have been re-indexed (via “isutl –r” or “isutl –ro”) with any of the affected versions. This will verify the files and determine whether any index errors are present.
  • If a file shows index errors, re-run “isutl –r” to re-index the file and correct the errors. You can then verify the file again with "isutl -v".

Download 10.3.3d

or view information about isutl in our online documentation. Contact if you have any questions.


Traditional Synergy is Ready for Visual Studio. Are You?

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Fun Fact

Fun Fact

Did you know that Microsoft’s Visual Studio product uses place names as its code names? For example, the first Visual Studio version, Visual Studio 97, was code named “Boston.” Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 were code named “Whidbey” and “Orcas,” which are islands in Puget Sound.

Industry News

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arrow bullet point graphic VMS Software, Inc. expands software services
arrow bullet point graphic Microsoft heeds developer feedback in new Visual Studio 2017 preview
arrow bullet point graphic .Net Core 2.0: Everything you need to know
arrow bullet point graphic 5 ways to maximize QA team performance
arrow bullet point graphic Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol
arrow bullet point graphic Linux kernel 4.12 reached end of life, users are urged to move to Linux 4.13
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“I have been using the new documentation regularly and have found it to be significantly better than the previous manuals. … I have to say, these look great and are very clearly presented.”

– Gordon Ireland, GI Computer Solutions Ltd

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