Working on the VFP 9.0 product box (by Ken Levy)

I’ve been in meetings and on email threads this past week kicking off the process within Microsoft to create the new product (branding, packaging, rebates, etc) for Visual FoxPro 9.0.  We are thinking of including a screen shot on the back of the box this time, probably a cool one of the report writer in action showing the design time surface with multi-banding next to the new preview window.  We have lots of new features to chose from to put on the back of the box product highlights listing, but a 3D color object-oriented PuzzleX will not be one of them, unfortunately.  Too many other so-called “important” features to add based on feedback to help build better VFP apps, so this one didn’t make the list. 🙂 

Comments (8)

  1. How about FoxTris? That might sell a few extras…

  2. Emphasize the SQL Server connectivity enhancements for mission critical app.

  3. John Koziol says:

    I wanted nothing more than a white box with a silver Fox head and then we could call it the "White Album" – sadly, this was voted down.

  4. Cathy Pountney says:

    I’d include a screen shot of the designer with multi-detail bands, along with a page of the actual report to show the output.

  5. BuckyBob says:

    Wow – excellent – but ?

    You gonna get a MS SKU number for this beastie as well? With your SKU Numbers in place early on – Distributors can order it to arrive on or about the RTM window, and in turn the Retails can get it in because the Distributors have a SKU #.

  6. John, re "the White Album" — remind me to show you my DVD of the production of Man of La Mancha that I played clarinet in. 🙂

  7. Ken Levy says:

    As for Cathy’s suggestion on the VFP 9.0 box screen shot, that is exactly what I currently have in mind. As for VFP 9.0 SKU numbers, they will be released when they are ready, as soon as possible near the time of RTM.

  8. Erick says:

    VFP 9.0 in this beta is very good, very easy, in formularies and date base, much actualizity.

    All tools of one programing.