New OpenSpan Plug-In for Visual Studio is Now Available Via Developer Community, Launched at Microsoft Tech-Ed

Developers Can Download Free IDE Now

Jun 07, 2010, 08:00 ET from OpenSpan, Inc.

ATLANTA, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenSpan, Inc., a leader in user process management software, today announced at the Microsoft Tech-Ed 2010 conference that it is now offering a free download of the OpenSpan Plug-In for Visual Studio. Built on an embedded version of the Microsoft Visual Studio Framework, the OpenSpan Plug-In for Visual Studio provides a unique capability for developers — the ability to "open up" any application, monitor how users are interacting with the application, and based on identified events, either automate existing functionality or add new capabilities (or restrictions) to the user's environment at runtime.  

The OpenSpan Plug-in is available to download for use with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and makes OpenSpan functionality available for the first time via a .NET API, meaning that developers can now access all of OpenSpan's runtime capabilities directly from code and mix and match .NET and OpenSpan projects in a single executable.

"Developers are often challenged with limited budgets, tight deadlines and demanding business requirements for software," said Eric Musser, CEO, OpenSpan. "Providing the OpenSpan Plug-In for Visual Studio as a free download will allow them to quickly access the product and begin using it to build solutions that automate and improve user processes for their organizations. The OpenSpan Developer Community offers a wealth of resources, including a code gallery, knowledge base and forum for collaborating with other developers. These resources give IT professionals the ability to improve the flow of user processes across every desktop, increasing efficiency and ultimately driving profitability."  

OpenSpan's User Process Management software provides a highly intuitive visual design environment for automating user processes within and across applications without requiring APIs or changes to the application's code.  Developers have the ability to integrate Windows, cloud/SaaS and custom legacy applications, which enables organizations to improve user efficiency while extending the ROI of existing applications.  

OpenSpan is the perfect client-side addition to a modern service-oriented, event-driven architecture.  This is the first time developers can download the entire development environment free directly from OpenSpan's Developer Community website.  

OpenSpan will showcase its User Process Management software and the Plug-In for Visual Studio at the Tech-Ed 2010 conference, Booth No. 2442.

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Pricing & Availability

The OpenSpan Plug-In for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 can be downloaded at The product is available as a free download that can be deployed on a single desktop. Run-time licenses across multiple desktops via OpenSpan Enterprise are available through subscription pricing.

About OpenSpan, Inc.

OpenSpan provides User Process Management software, enabling Global 2000 enterprises to improve user efficiency while enforcing adherence to corporate or regulatory policy.  Using OpenSpan as part of a comprehensive business process improvement strategy, enterprises monitor exactly what users do in virtually any application, analyze inefficiencies and compliance risks, and automate manual processes that save time and money. OpenSpan is deployed on more than 120,000 desktops worldwide and supports more than one billion call center interactions per year.  Please visit to learn more and to download our free IDE. 


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