Just under three years ago, Aspose celebrated 100,000 registered users. We were delighted to have such a large and active community. Now, we’re getting very close to doubling that number. Like last time, we’ll celebrate this milestone with a great prize for user number 200,000. We’re also giving our users another 19 prizes. Every day takes us closer to reaching 200,000 registered users and we expect to announce the winner in the next newsletter. Thank you to everyone in our community for your support and feedback.
In January, we ran a sweepstake where the prize was a Developer Small Business license for Aspose.Diagram, Aspose.OCR and Aspose.Imaging. The winner was Enrico Keil, of Keil IT, a German company that provides a variety of IT solutions to their customers. They also design BarcodeOCR, software that automates barcode reading and document processing. Congratulations Enrico!
Thank you for reading, John Owens, Aspose Scotland Team Leader @aspose
Product Spotlight – Aspose.Cells
Aspose.Cells helps developers work with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets on a number of platforms: on .NET and Java, Aspose.Cells give developers full control over spreadsheet documents, their formatting, content and structure. On SharePoint, it lets users convert documents between different Excel, spreadsheet and data file formats. On Reporting Services and JasperReports, Aspose.Cells extends the native file format support to enable the export of reports, complete with charts, to Excel and other spreadsheet formats.
Technical Article – Adding SmartArt Shapes with Aspose.Slides for Java
Microsoft PowerPoint SmartArt lets users add complex graphics, like org charts and process flows. Aspose.Cells for Java supports SmartArt so that developers can access and work with SmartArt in their applications. The starting point is to add SmartArt shapes to a slide. This technical article shows how.
Tutorial Video – Creating Charts with Aspose.Cells for Java
Charts help visualize data and are used extensively to summarize the information in spreadsheets. Aspose.Cells for Java lets you create charts in workbooks so that you can produce easy to understand and informative reports or models. This month’s video tutorial steps you through the process. Watch the tutorial.
Migration Tip – Linking Tasks with VSTO or Aspose.Tasks for .NET
Tasks in Microsoft Project files often depend on other tasks – they are linked. There are different ways of programming with Microsoft Project files: you can link tasks using VSTO, for example. Or you can use Aspose.Tasks which lets you create, link and read tasks independently of Microsoft Office Automation. Read the migration tip.