After much fanfare, tons of PowerPoints and videos and presentations, Windows Metro UI, as a brand, is no longer with us. After an apparent disagreement between Microsoft and a European business partner, Microsoft has ditched the Metro name. At least for the time being, what we once knew as Metro style will now be called, simply, a “Windows 8 application” or a “modern UI” application. It seems that this all caught Microsoft a bit by surprise there wasn’t time to think of a better replacement name.
The iProDeveloper Website is offering a free online event called “Developing for Web and Mobile Applications” on Wednesday, October 17, at 9:30AM ET. The entire agenda focuses on Web and mobile development.
As many of you know, we just wrapped up our annual ASNApalooza and we really had a great one this year! We were able to reconnect with the many customers and ISVs who attended. It was great to see them all and hear how they are using ASNA products to build great software.
This has been a great year for ASNA due to the wonderful support we have received from all the ASNA customers. I want to thank you all and wish you all a very happy holiday season. The launch of our new product Wings at the end of 2010 was very well received and we are thrilled with the responses we have had. There have been some great successes and we look forward to many more in 2012. 2011 is the 30th Anniversary for ASNA which is exciting for all of us. Going into our 31st year you can expect to hear important new offerings from ASNA. We will keep you posted.
We at ASNA are happy to report that we have completed the move to our new offices in San Antonio. Our phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged. This is a welcome move for us, as we now have the added office space we need for the new employees joining us at ASNA. In addition to more room, our new office affords us lots of open space and desk-to-desk transparency. Even with the additional space, we’ve already run into our first GOOD problem that our Visual RPG.NET training class for September is sold out and we have standing room only. So, any time you’re in San Antonio, drop by and visit our new office. We’d be proud to give you a tour.
Spring is a great time of the year. It makes everything feel new again and fills you with energy. And that’s just the way we’re feeling at ASNA right now. The community that we’ve built around our customers is very important to us here at ASNA. As part of our continued investment in that community, we’re excited to announce that ASNApalooza 2011 will be held this year in England at the Arora Gatwick Hotel. Our non-US customer base has grown substantially over the last couple of years and we’re looking forward to seeing many new faces in England this fall.