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Release: PowerMapper 5.0

Posted by Mark Rogers on Dec 10, 2009 | 


We've just launched PowerMapper 5.0, which will be available to all customers with a support and maintenance contract before the end of the month. New features in this release include: Two new map styles Import data from Google analytics or webmaster tools Overlay imported data onto site maps (little graphs are drawn next to page thumbnails) Add design notes to maps (use this when using the site map as a blueprint for site re-development) Extract links from Flash sites Resizable page thumbnails Support for non-European character sets including Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean User interface improvements including customizable toolbars and new map wizard Exporting meta data Support for Windows 7 We'll talk about the new features in more detail in follow-up posts.


SortSite certified for Windows Vista

Posted by Mark Rogers on Jun 3, 2009 | 


For the past month or so we've been working hard to get SortSite Certified for Windows Vista. This involves testing against a slew of test cases which makes sure your application plays well with Windows, including Restart Manager support, which means SortSite saves and restores current state if an overnight restart occurs (usually as the result of Windows applying automatic updates on the first Tuesday of every month). After a few weeks of internal testing against Microsoft's "


Getting certified for Windows Vista - part 2

Posted by Mark Rogers on Oct 12, 2007 | 


We got our test results back from VeriTest this morning - first time pass - PowerMapper is now Certified for Vista. Apart from the installer, the main bit of engineering work needed to ensure certification was support for Vista Restart Manager. This is one of the best hidden features in Vista - it allows the OS to restart your application where it left off after a reboot or a crash.


Getting certified for Windows Vista - part 1

Posted by Mark Rogers on Oct 5, 2007 | 


After some hard work we've finally submitted PowerMapper, our site-mapping product, for "Certified for Vista" testing (aka logo testing). The previous version had gone through the "Designed for XP" test, so we thought it would be easy to get certified for Vista. We were wrong. The tests themselves are split into three areas: Security and Compatibility (test cases 1-10) Most desktop apps should pass these tests with few, if any, modifications.