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Jul
2
Your Chance to Shape v5 of LogMeister / EventMeister
Posted by Paul Roberts on 02 July 2015 06:38 PM

The next release of server log monitoring LogMeister / EventMeister is now under development with a current release date of November 2015. We have lots of great new features planned but would like to know what you need most from the new release.

If you are an existing LogMeister / EventMeister customer, or are currently using it as a trial, please complete the very short survey below.  It will only take 2 minutes of your time.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MB8G86G

As a thank you, the coupon code LOGMSURVEY will give you a 30% discount off any of our products:

LogMeister - our most flexible log monitoring tool

PTFB Pro - for Windows automation and elimination of workflow interruptions

PromptPal - our command-line replacement tool

 

Remember the 30% discount code to use is: LOGMSURVEY

Just enter it in the appropriate field during checkout.


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May
28
Improved event email notification in PTFBPro v4.7.2
Posted by Paul Roberts on 28 May 2015 11:09 AM

Our Windows automation and nuisance suppression tool PTFB Pro has just gained the ability to send email notifications to a separate list of email addresses for each macro, whilst still keeping its centralized list of default destinations. For more information about this new feature in version 4.7.2 please see the following blog article:

http://www.ptfbpro.com/automate/per-item-notification-email-addresses-in-ptfbpro-4-7-2/

As usual, existing v4 license holders can upgrade for free via the latest installation package on our server:

http://www.ptfbpro.com/download.shtml

Is your installation of LogMeister / EventMeister up-to-date?

We've recently updated LogMeister and EventMeister version 4.3.4 to fix a problem with the software's own internal log that was introduced in the previous version. If you're seeing any issues with the service component that relate to the internal log (LogMeister.log / EventMeister.log) reaching archive size (around 4mb) then please download the latest release and perform an over-the-top install.

You can get the latest installers from our download page here: http://www.logmeister.com/download.shtml

PromptPal - The Windows command prompt the way it should be

The more the Windows interface is "improved", the more necessary the command prompt seems to become. For many tasks such as firewall configuration, service control and so on, it's simply the fastest way to get the job done.  But what if it could be even faster?

- Persistent most recently used commands from one session to the next!

- Your own working set of command shells, arranged in tabs and running under different accounts and opening at specific directories, instantly ready for you with a single launch!

If that sounds good, you need to give PromptPal a try. You'll be surprised how much time and effort it will save you!
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May
11
LogMeister/EventMeister Version 4.3.4 Available
Posted by Paul Roberts (Import) on 11 May 2015 08:34 AM

We've recently made an update release of LogMeister and EventMeister to fix a problem with the software's own internal log that was introduced in the previous version. If you're seeing any issues with the service component that relate to the internal log (LogMeister.log / EventMeister.log) reaching archive size (around 4mb) then please download the latest release and perform an over-the-top install.

You can get the latest installers from our download page here: http://www.logmeister.com/download.shtml

Annoyed by Windows confirmation messages? Get rid of them with PTFB Pro

Have you ever been irritated by Windows confirmation messages? Like the one that pops up when when you're renaming a file extension for example? PTFB Pro is very good at handling these workflow interruptions; in fact it can do it so quickly you'll barely notice them any more. That's just a fraction of what PTFB Pro can do for you though:

  • Detect "not responding" apps and restart them automatically
  • Reset window positions / sizes the instant they appear on screen
  • Speed through repetitive editing using your own macros
  • Stop confirmation and alert messages from halting a process while your PC is unattended

Visit our download page and give the 30-day trial of PTFB Pro a whirl now!

To find out more about PTFB Pro and what it can do for you, please visit PTFB Pro's main site.

PromptPal - The Windows command prompt the way it should be

The more the Windows interface is "improved", the more necessary the command prompt seems to become. For many tasks such as firewall configuration, service control and so on, it's simply the fastest way to get the job done.  But what if it could be even faster to use?

- Persistent most recently used commands from one session to the next!

- Your own working set of command shells, arranged in tabs and running under different accounts and opening at specific directories, instantly ready for you with a single launch!

If that sounds good, you need to give PromptPal a try. You'll be surprised how much time and effort it will save you!


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Mar
18
Recommended update: LogMeister and EventMeister v4.3.3
Posted by Paul Roberts (Import) on 18 March 2015 06:46 PM

We've just issued a new release of LogMeister and EventMeister, to fix a bug that affects realtime eventlog gathering using the new Windows Eventlog Technology that comes with all OS releases since Vista (e.g. Server 2008, 2012). The bug only affected systems that had a very consistent and rapid flow of events combined with a certain level of cpu and network loading. It caused a backlog of temporary files to build up and also delayed the processing of freshly gathered events. Version v4.3.3 of LogMeister and EventMeister correct this problem, and we therefore recommend that customers upgrade to this new release at their earliest convenience.

You can get the latest installers from our download page here: http://www.logmeister.com/download.shtml

Now here's a quick round up of our other products..

PTFB Pro Version 4.7.1.1

Our popular automation software is now at version 4.7.1.1, with the following enhancements over version 4.7:

- Small optimisation and fail-safe added to item loading from the main data file.
- Changed windows contents checking default for new users. Previously it was "strict"; now the default is "simple" to provide a better out-of-box experience for new users.
- Fixed bug that caused "Forced Delay" macro commands to be ignored when in a tight loop.
- Help file updated.

It's also very slightly smaller than it was before!

Licensed users of PTFB Pro can update to the new version by visiting our download page here. A full list of changes for all releases dating right back to v2 in 2004(!) is available here.

To find out more about PTFB Pro and what it can do for you, please visit PTFB Pro's main site.

PromptPal Version 2.1.1

The most recent release of PromptPal contains a couple of fixes that were requested by our customers:

- Configuration option to limit autocomplete popup width for very long items.
- When "Right-click performs edit->paste" is disabled, right-click now brings up edit context menu.

If you make a lot of use of the command line or find it a daunting but necessary evil, then give the new version a try. You'll be surprised how much time and effort it will save you!

Existing PromptPal customers who bought on or after 1st June 2012 have already been sent out free upgrade licenses for version 2. Those who bought version 1 prior to that date can upgrade at a 50% discount. Emails about this have been sent out, but if you didn't receive anything or have any questions, please either submit a ticket or email us here.

ColorCache Version 5.0

We are happy to introduce version 5 of ColorCache, our tool for creating color schemes for websites. It brings a number of much-requested improvements, including:

  • Totally Redesigned HTML Preview
    Whereas version 4 could only operate on locally held, specially formatted html pages, version 5 can now operate on live sites without any modification. Pretty much anything you can view in Internet Explorer can be loaded into the new preview window and instantly trialled with different color schemes you've created.

  • Support for high DPI systems
    Customers who are running a recent operating system such as Windows 7/8 and have a high DPI monitor set to use scaling for easier viewing can now enjoy ColorCache at the proper size without any loss of sharpness.

You can obtain the new release here: http://www.colorcache.com/download.shtml

New licenses have already been sent out to customers who qualify for a free upgrade (those purchased on or after 1st July), and upgrade coupons have been sent out to customers who purchased prior to that date. For more details, please visit: http://www.colorcache.com/upgrade.shtml
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Feb
25
New Release - PTFB Pro v4.7.1.1
Posted by Paul Roberts (Import) on 25 February 2015 12:02 PM

PTFB Pro (our automation software) has had a couple of important updates since our last news article.

PTFB Pro Version 4.7.1.1

Version 4.7.1.1 gives the following enhancements over version 4.7:

- Small optimisation and fail-safe added to item loading from the main data file.
- Changed windows contents checking default for new users. Previously it was "strict"; now the default is "simple" to provide a better out-of-box experience for new users.
- Fixed bug that caused "Forced Delay" macro commands to be ignored when in a tight loop.
- Help file updated.

It's also very slightly smaller than it was before!

Licensed users of PTFB Pro can update to the new version by visiting our download page here. A full list of changes for all releases dating right back to v2 in 2004(!) is available here.

To find out more about PTFB Pro and what it can do for you, please visit PTFB Pro's main site.

PromptPal Version 2.1.1

The most recent release of PromptPal contains a couple of fixes that were requested by our customers:

- Configuration option to limit autocomplete popup width for very long items.
- When "Right-click performs edit->paste" is disabled, right-click now brings up edit context menu.

If you make a lot of use of the command line or find it a daunting but necessary evil, then give the new version a try. You'll be surprised how much time and effort it will save you!

Existing PromptPal customers who bought on or after 1st June 2012 have already been sent out free upgrade licenses for version 2. Those who bought version 1 prior to that date can upgrade at a 50% discount. Emails about this have been sent out, but if you didn't receive anything or have any questions, please either submit a ticket or email us here.

LogMeister / EventMeister v4.3.2

Version 4.3.2 brings a small but much requested cosmetic tweak to the user interface for both LogMeister and EventMeister, our log gathering and reporting tools. Specifically, critical event log entries (occuring in Vista/7/8, 2008 and 2012 server) are now shown with a more appropriate icon.

If you haven't refreshed your copy of LogMeister or EventMeister for a while, now is a good time to get up-to-date.You can get the latest installers for licensed and trial versions from our download page.

ColorCache Version 5.0

We are happy to introduce version 5 of ColorCache, our tool for creating color schemes for websites. It brings a number of much-requested improvements, including:

  • Totally Redesigned HTML Preview
    Whereas version 4 could only operate on locally held, specially formatted html pages, version 5 can now operate on live sites without any modification. Pretty much anything you can view in Internet Explorer can be loaded into the new preview window and instantly trialled with different color schemes you've created.

  • Support for high DPI systems
    Customers who are running a recent operating system such as Windows 7/8 and have a high DPI monitor set to use scaling for easier viewing can now enjoy ColorCache at the proper size without any loss of sharpness.

You can obtain the new release here: http://www.colorcache.com/download.shtml

New licenses have already been sent out to customers who qualify for a free upgrade (those purchased on or after 1st July), and upgrade coupons have been sent out to customers who purchased prior to that date. For more details, please visit: http://www.colorcache.com/upgrade.shtml


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