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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.

WANdisco Announces Outstanding Employee Award

Followers of this blog may already have noticed that, on top of our quarterly Social Captain, WANdisco is now nominating a Green Captain who will be responsible for the company’s recycling policy, carpool strategy, and ensuring that WANdisco is an all-round eco-friendly place to work. Now, we’re giving members of Team WANdisco another chance to grab some of the limelight, with our Outstanding Employee program. Winners of WANdisco’s Outstanding Employee program will each receive £150 in Amazon vouchers (which we’re sure you’ll agree, is far better than an engraved paperweight!)

We’re pleased to announce that our first ever Outstanding Employee is Gary Beardshaw. Gary is one of our Technical Support Engineers, helping us offer 24-by-7 worldwide support to all of our support customers. This has been a particularly hectic few months 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!

“It’s never easy to single out one person in a group of so many superstars, and we all appreciate every effort that goes above and beyond,” said Ian Wild, WANdisco’s Director of Engineering.

Congratulations, Gary!