Save big bucks with the Microsoft Action Pack

Microsoft has a well-kept secret available called the Microsoft Action Pack. The Action Pack subscription costs $475 USD per year and some of its benefits include: Three copies of Visual Studio Professional 10 Windows 10 Profession or Enterprise licenses 10 MS Office Professional licenses 5 Microsoft Office 365 seats 1 Visio license SQL Server license Windows […]

ASNA Pronto offers production license codes online

ASNA debuted Pronto, its online product licensing service last fall. Many thanks to our early Pronto users for helping us test it. Pronto offers production product licenses for our customers around the world. With just a few mouse clicks with your desktop browser or finger taps with your smartphone, Pronto has an emergency license in your […]

Microsoft wants you to stop using its software!

You probably don’t want to know this, but did you know that general support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020? (less than a year from now!). After that, and this quotes the official Microsoft Windows 7 end-of-service document, "Windows will operate but you will stop receiving security and feature updates." It’s probably surprising to realize […]

2018 productivity potpourri

Can you believe that 2018 is nearly in the can? Here is a potpourri of productivity software and videos that I added to my daily workflows in 2018. The world’s best bookmark manager Raindrop is hands-down the best bookmark manager I’ve ever used. It has a great bookmarklet that snaps into any browser (shown below) and […]

ASNA Synon Escape migrates and refactors Synon apps to C#

ASNA Synon Escape, the latest member of ASNA’s family of IBM i RPG application migration suites, migrates and refactors Synon/Cool:2E/CA 2E apps to C#.  This lets Synon shops ensure a solid future for their core enterprise application without Synon or RPG dependencies. Synon Escape exploits the Synon Model and Synon runtime to provide a readable, refactored, […]

Easy access to after-hours ASNA product licensing!

ASNA Pronto is a service that offers self-service, after-hours, emergency ASNA product license keys to customers. The Pronto service,, is hosted, separately from (to ensure a separation of concerns), in Microsoft Azure. To get a license key, registered ASNA customers login to Pronto, select the product they are licensing, and a valid license is […]

A new home for ASNA’s documentation and downloads

ASNA finally put its old documentation/download site,, to rest earlier this summer. That old site served us well, but it had evolved into a legacy code nightmare for us. If you had an account at our for downloading ASNA products, please read on. You need to get a new, free account at to […]

New ASNA products download page coming soon!

We will soon deploy our new ASNA products download page. This new downloads page will be integrated into With its introduction, we’ll be retiring the old site that has served us well for about ten years. That old site has clearly seen better days and we’re quite happy to be retiring it! This […]

AVR for .NET and .NET 2.0-3.5 Framework support

As it ships today, ASNA Visual RPG 14.0 continues to offer optional support for the .NET 2.0-3.5 Frameworks. That optional support can be downloaded from our site. Microsoft ended all support for the .NET 2.0 Framework on April 12, 2016. At some point in the near future we’ll be dropping the optional support for the .NET 2.0-3.5 Frameworks. This […]

Google map API requires a key now

Google changed its policy recently regarding the use of its Google Map API. This API now requires a free key, even for development purposes. Although a key is needed immediately for new work, Google allows public websites that were running before June 22, 2016 to continue to operate without a key until October 2016. Developers should get their own private […]