(Gawkwire) – Devfarm Software experienced tremendous success this year with the commercial release of new products, the acquisition of new technology, as well as winning awards and being named a Microsoft Windows 8 launch partner.
As we come to a close in 2011, it’s a good time to reflect on achievements in the past year. Highlights from 2011 include:
PowerWF –PowerShell Orchestration
PowerWF received plenty of attention this year, with platform-specific releases for System Center Service Manager (SCSM) and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), along with releases of the core product itself. IT Task Automation and Management Pack creation keeps getting easier and easier for users of the PowerWF product family.
PowerSE – free professional PowerShell script editor
PowerSE was released as a free product this year, allowing IT pros to learn PowerShell with great ease. Aside from the essentials such as Intellisense and syntax highlighting, key features such as Smart Help, command history with performance tracking, support for multiple runspaces, and an integrated PowerShell console help provide an intuitive, seamless PowerShell scripting experience for newcomers and experienced PowerShell users.
New Product: PowerVI – PowerScripter for vSphere Client Automation
PowerScripter is a great product that icomasoft created to allow VMware administrators to extend vCenter with PowerShell scripts. This product was acquired by Devfarm in 2011, and has been enhanced to include full integration with PowerWF and PowerSE, making it even easier to extend the capabilities of vCenter using workflow or PowerShell scripts.
The Devfarm team presented our product suite at Microsoft Management Summit (MMS), Microsoft Tech Ed, VMworld Europe, the PowerScripting Podcast and at SMSM User Group
Microsoft Windows 8 Launch Partner
Devfarm was named a Microsoft Windows 8 Launch Partner, and is working hard to ensure that their customers have a great experience as they make the transition to Windows 8 in the future.
Editors Best Award from Windows IT Pro magazine
PowerWF was honored this year with recognition as Editor’s Best by Windows IT Pro magazine. This award is testament to the success that PowerWF has achieved so far.
PowerSE OEM integration program
PowerShell continues to grow in importance every day, and more and more products come out with PowerShell support all the time. Companies integrating with PowerShell can do so easier with Devfarm via their new PowerSE OEM integration program. This program allows product developers to achieve the same great integration that is already present between PowerWF and PowerSE in their own products.
PowerShell MVP Kirk Munro joins Devfarm Team
Kirk has been completely focused on PowerShell and PowerShell solutions for the past 5 years, and in the second half of 2011 he brought that experience to Devfarm to help bring the PowerWF, PowerSE and PowerVI products to new levels.
2011 was a great year for Devfarm, and these achievements are a testament to that success.
“Our products wouldn’t be what they are without the community that uses them,” said Brian Butler, CEO of Devfarm Software. “ Thanks for your continued support! We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2012!”
For a list of all 2011 press releases, visit: http://blog.powerwf.com/tagged/press
OUR PRODUCT FAMILY
PowerWF is a unique authoring tool that turns PowerShell commands into tool box items that can easily be used to create powerful workflows. PowerWF can convert existing PowerShell scripts into workflows which can then be extended using both PowerShell and non-PowerShell activities. Workflows can be tested directly from PowerWF using a full suite of debugging tools .
PowerWF seamlessly combins Windows PowerShell with Workflow technologies to provide users with PowerShell Orchestration. PowerWF provides a rich automation platform that lets IT Administrators harness the strengths and versatility of Windows PowerShell with a workflow Orchestration layer to cross technical disciplines. Microsoft’s continued investment in PowerShell makes PowerWF stronger than ever.
PowerSE has all the features expected in high-end script editors like color syntax highlighting, tab complete, and deep Intellisense of PowerShell, WMI and .Net, but what truly makes PowerSE special is the seamless blending of the editor with a PowerShell command console. This means no flipping back and forth between your editor and the command line; PowerSE lets you have both up at the same time or maximize either with the touch of a button.
PowerSE can be downloaded from http://powerwf.com/misc/download-se.aspx
PowerVI eases the automation of vSphere infrastructures. PowerVI is a unique tool that extends the vSphere Client, providing access to dozens of prebuilt automation scripts that simplify everyday VMware administration tasks. PowerVI menu is dynamically generated based on the scripts you have installed or created.
“The vSphere Client has always been seen as rigid, often VMware Admins wish they could add shortcuts and features which make their life easier. PowerVI allows them to do just this, it breaks down the walls of the rigid GUI and allows VMware admins to use the Power of PowerShell and PowerCLI whilst remaining within the vSphere Client, a fantastic must have product which will increase productivity and save much needed time in any admins life,” said Alan Renouf, VMware Technical Marketing
About Devfarm Software:
Founded in 2008, St. Louis Missouri based Devfarm Software’s mission is to build world-class products to simplify and automate the daily activities of IT administrators. Devfarm Software’s flagship product, PowerWF Studio delivers on this dream by leveraging Windows Workflow Foundation and PowerShell to innovate in the Administration, Virtualization, Service Desk and Monitoring spaces.
PowerVI extends this vision to simplify the automation needs of VMware administrators by allowing PowerShell scripts to be easily executed directly from the vSphere Client.
For additional information, please visit the PowerWF website at http://powerwf.com or email Devfarm Software at sales(at)devfarm(dot)com.
For questions about this release, send an email to Kirk(at)devfarm(dot)com or contact Devfarm Software at:
Devfarm Software, Attn: Public Relations, 2008 Altom Ct, St. Louis, MO 63146, 314.590.5800
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