Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Kevin Benedict, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Lori MacVittie, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft Cloud: News Item

SPARX Releases MDG Integration for Visual Studio Version 4.5

The newest tools from SPARX

SPARX has released MDG Integration for Visual Studio Version 4.5. Version 4.5 introduces support for Visual Studio 2010. They have also released Enterprise Architect Version 9 Beta 1.

I have listed some of the new features in both products below (from the SPARX web site):

MDG Integration for Visual Studio Version 4.5

  • Tight integration of Enterprise Architect into Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010
  • Enhanced interoperability with Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Improved performance for large-scale models, with Enterprise Architect's Lazy Load

Check out MDG Integration for Visual Studio Version 4.5 here.

Enterprise Architect Version 9 Beta 1 New User Experiences

  • The new Personal Manager can send Model Mail, monitor allocated work and track project milestones.
  • Diagrams rendered as Hand Drawn help you elicit feedback on draft diagrams and promote discussion.
  • Use the Project Calendar to improve scheduling, view Gantt charts and better co-ordinate resources.
  • C# 4.0 and VB.NET 10 round-trip engineering support.
  • Improved Document Template Design and the ability to output documentation to PDF.
  • Easily add tagged value columns to the List View to improve data entry and element comparison.

Usability and New Tools

  • Define your personalized Working Sets of active diagrams and model views, to quickly regain context.
  • Support for line jogs in intersecting lines to help visualize complex systems.

New Modeling Language Support

  • Support for BPMN 2.0 and its new diagrams including Conversation, Collaboration and Choreography.
  • New support for SysML 1.2 and SOMF 2.1.
  • Expanded UI design tools to build wire frames, engineer code and model-driven prototyping for win32 applications.
  • Model Search and List View column filtering.

Productivity Gains

  • Publish Model Packages to new XMI formats including Ecore (EMF) and OMG XMI.
  • Enhanced modeling of Generics and Templates for C#, C++, Java and VB.Net.
  • Application Profiler reports highest cost functions and the call stack view.
  • Rapidly navigate and switch between active diagrams using previews.
  • Define language-independent test cases for faster, model-driven testing.
  • Improved display and management of Element properties.
  • Usability enhancements that help visualize, debug and analyze software designs.

Check out Enterprise Architect Version 9 Beta 1 here

More Stories By Tad Anderson

Tad Anderson has been doing Software Architecture for 18 years and Enterprise Architecture for the past few.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Disruption, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Leadership and Management hear these words all day every day... lofty goals but how do we make it real? Add to that, that simply put, people don't like change. But what if we could implement and utilize these enterprise tools in a fast and "Non-Disruptive" way, enabling us to glean insights about our business, identify and reduce exposure, risk and liability, and secure business continuity?