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Surround Technologies Announces New Accelerator Version 6.1

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Bloomfield, NJ — October 27, 2015 — Surround Technologies announces the general availability of version 6.1 of its Accelerator™ for .NET software development platform, a premier productivity solution for the development and use of desktop, browser and mobile .NET applications with Windows, Windows Azure, IBM i and IBM System z.

Continuing its history of modernizing legacy applications or creating new functionality, with Accelerator developers can Develop Faster, with Better results, and More functionality. We consider this developing software your customers, employees, business partners and vendors will love, smarter, without limitations, lock in or dead ends.

Accelerator for .NET Version 6.1 builds upon the success of version 6.0 released early 2015. Various improvements in 6.1 aim to make developing even easier for our customers. In an effort to understand what our customers experience in real-world development scenarios, Surround developers joined in and started "eating our own dog food". Surround knows that to understand real world needs, you need to dive into real projects, outside the daily development tasks of the product to understand what users really want and need. Working on new projects, and developing along side existing clients for modernization and new development needs, it is amazing to be able to work with our development tool and discover new ways to do more with less code and simplify complex tasks for our clients. Having our team use the product in the way our clients do is a great way to make small improvements that offer a Big Bang!

Version 6.1 brings improvements which span across the entire product including creating helper classes and extension methods to make common tasks easier and less complex during the development process. Additional logging features have been built for better insight in troubleshooting and debugging within projects. Improvements to our Query Object have made complicated Query statements easier to code and significantly decreased their run time. A common request from our clients to allow the ability to float Sub Modules in the WPF version of the application has now been developed and is in use. Previously sub modules were locked in place in the application, providing a static preview area. By floating the sub module area working within the application is more streamlined and data more visible than ever. Clients now have the ability to not only view multiple application sessions side by side, but see changes live in multiple windows across multiple levels of data while working with records.

As technology changes in the IT industry so too must we to keep our customers current. Version 6.1 of the Accelerator has been retargeted to use the latest .NET Framework 4.5.2, and become certified for use with Microsoft Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015 for developers using the most up to date platforms available. Surround Technologies understands the best software uses the best tools available, and the need to stay current is not an option, it's a requirement. Our clients have come to expect our mission of no dead ends and no lock in, and we stand by our commitment to develop software people love. By keeping with the trend, developers using the Accelerator can expect the ability to use the most up to date operating system and development platforms built to support trending and future development projects.

Keep an eye out for what we've been developing using HTML5 and Bootstrap using Accelerator. From major utility companies to government offices, we are in love with responsive design lately. Check out a case study here and see how one of the world's largest nonprofit member-owned electric cooperatives shed light on giving it's customers more power over their accounts. Visit our site or sign up for our newsletter for customer spotlight pieces on what we've been up to with Bootstrap and more. We're excited to share what we've been building.

Accelerator for .NET Version 6.1 continues to build on the existing legacy of developing more, developing better and developing faster. The Accelerator allows for a range of options, from reusing code while building a rich user interface, to completely rebuilding systems, and everything in between. Additional Information can be found here or by requesting additional materials from Lee Paul, Media Contact for this release at

About Surround Technologies:
Surround Technologies is a software innovation business with solutions and services to substantially accelerate the development and delivery of state-of-the-art software for companies of all sizes and in any industry. Surround’s Accelerator Development Solutions is a complete suite of Open Frameworks and Tools that empower developers to Develop Faster, with Better results, and More functionality to deliver the software customers, employees, business partners, and vendors will love. The resulting systems allow for the seamless integration of .NET with IBM i or Windows servers to enhance user experience and productivity, and drive greater growth and profit for the business. Learn more at

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