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WANdisco’s March Roundup

This month, we followed up on the news that all employees are entitled to unlimited paid vacation, with yet another benefit for WANdisco employees: an Outstanding Employee program. Our first ever Outstanding Employee is our Technical Support Engineer, Gary Beardshaw. This has been a particularly hectic month for all of our support engineers, and in this busy time we can’t fail to be impressed by Gary’s 2AM responses to customers when he’s not even scheduled to be at work! Congratulations, Gary!

We’re happy to report that our brand new Green Captain role is going well, but you may remember that when we announced this position, we also pledged to get involved with charities based near our offices in Sheffield, UK. This month, we signed up for our first fundraiser of 2012: the Master Cutler’s Challenge.

As part of this challenge, organizations from across the region put their entrepreneurial skills to the test, using a £50 initial investment from the charity to raise as much funds as possible, over the space of a few months. We’re proud to be a part of the Master Cutler’s Challenge, and are hoping to raise plenty of money for its chosen charity of 2012: Cavendish Cancer Care. We also had a great time at the challenge launch party, which took place at Sheffield’s Cutler’s Hall, and were lucky enough to hear a very inspirational speech from Sheffield sporting legend Farrell Anthony.

Good luck to everyone else who is taking part in this year’s Master Cutler’s Challenge, and keep checking this blog for updates on our progress!

Just like last month our development team have had a busy few weeks updating our certified Apache Subversion binaries: Subversion 1.7.4 can be downloaded for free from the WANdisco website and through the uberSVN platform.

This was also an exciting month for the uberAPPS store, as we announced a very exclusive special offer, especially for uberAPPS’ growing community of users. For a 30 day period, uTest’s Express Bronze package will be available to all uberAPPS users – absolutely free! uberSVN users can purchase their free uTest Bronze Express package now, by vising the uberAPPS store from inside their installation.

As if that wasn’t enough uberAPPS-related goodness, we also added one-click purchase of consultancy and individual audits to uberAPPS this month, with brand-new Subversion Health Check and Time-Based Consultancy apps. We know that rolling out, implementing and supporting Subversion can be challenging, so these additions to the app store are here to give you a helping hand. Subversion Health Check provides a comprehensive pre-implementation or post-implementation audit of your Subversion environment, while Time-Based Consultancy implements and delivers tasks that help you get the most out of your Subversion installation. We’ve had some great feedback from these apps so far, so we’d definitely recommend visiting uberAPPS from inside your uberSVN installation, to find out more.

Subversion Training and Consultancy – Now Available through uberAPPS

We’re pleased to announce even more great content for uberSVN’s integrated uberAPPS store. This time, we’re helping the Apache Subversion community get even more out of their implementation, by offering one-click purchase of consultancy and individual audits, from inside their uberSVN installation.

We know that rolling out, implementing and supporting Subversion can be challenging if you don’t have much experience of managing Subversion environments. WANdisco’s Health Check provides a comprehensive pre-implementation or post-implementation audit of your Subversion environment. A named Subversion specialist will work closely with you and your team for up to one full day, helping to develop deployment and growth strategies that are tailored to your particular needs. Every Health Check will be different, but some of the common concerns our specialists address, include:

  • Is my internal network configuration setup correctly?
  • What development process workflow is right for me?
  • What tools/plugins are best for solving my tasks?

While our Health Check app identifies areas that may need improving, our Time-Based Consultancy service implements and delivers tasks that help you get the most out of your Subversion installation. We’ll endeavor to answer all of your questions and guide you through the implementation phase – in some cases, we may even be able to write your code for you!

Again, every package will be tailored to your specific requirements, but some of the issues we commonly help out with, include:

  • Hook script development
  • Performance issues
  • Scalability
  • Backup and recovery
  • Security
  • ……and more!

WANdisco are committed to making it easy and convenient to get the Subversion training you need. For this reason, we’ve made our latest app, Time-Based Consultancy, available as either a standalone, or a bolt-on to an existing professional support contract.

Both of these apps can be purchased from inside your uberSVN installation now. Not yet downloaded uberSVN? Check out some of the feedback we’ve been getting from users, about this award-winning, open ALM platform for Subversion. uberSVN is free to download and free to use – just visit http://www.ubersvn.com/ now to download your copy!