Announcing the sweepstake winner

In December we ran a sweepstake on Facebook; in January we had a grand prize draw. The winner of the sweepstake prize, an iPad 2, was Michael Sevast. He was much surprised to find that he had won but also had kind words to say about Aspose:

“We have used the Aspose.Total for .NET components, for several years now. These tools greatly simplify our ability to interact with and export to known Microsoft formats. The speed of these components saves us considerable time over custom in-house solutions.”

We wish Michael joy with his prize and thank him and every one else who took part in the sweepstake.

Many thanks,
John Owens, Aspose Scotland Team Leader

Supporting User Groups - How Can We Help?

We value our developer community and do what we can to support over 150,000 users. One way we support the community is by supporting user groups. User groups bring developers from different industries and with different experience together to learn from each other. We already sponsor several groups and provide swag and free licenses for competitions. If you lead a user group, or know of one that could benefit from our support, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Product Spotlight – Aspose.Diagram for .NET

Aspose.Diagram for .NET takes the pain out of programming with Microsoft Visio files. The component allows .NET developers to work with Visio files directly to change formatting or convert diagrams to images. It has an extensive and well documented API. Download Aspose.Diagram and start a trial.

Technical Article – Performing OCR with Aspose.OCR for .NET

![Technical article icon][3] gives software developers a tool for incorporating optical character recognition in their applications. This article explains how to get started and performing OCR on an image.

For more links and information about Aspose.OCR, check out our [Facebook fan page][4]. Every month, we’ll post links there that help you get more out of our products.

Tutorial Video – Using Aspose.BarCode for Java

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Migration Tip – Extracting messages from a PST file with Aspose.Email for .NET

Migration tip icon One way of extracting messages from PST files in Microsoft Outlook is to use Microsoft Automation. For it to work, you need Outlook installed on the machine that the code runs on and you need to reference Microsoft Office Interop for Outlook. The other way is to use Aspose.Email for .NET. This migration tip compares the two techniques.

New Releases and Updates

  • [Aspose.Total for .NET][6] – a compilation of our latest .NET products.
  • [Aspose.Cells for .NET][7] 7.1.0 – supports conditional formatting for pivot tables, converting work sheets to SVG and introducing a number of enhancements.
  • [Aspose.Words for .NET][8] – our monthly Aspose.Words release.
  • [Aspose.Pdf for .NET][9] 6.6.0 – introduces PDf to PDF/A or PDF/A-1a conversion, PDF portfolio, CGM to PDF conversion and a number of other enhancements.
  • [Aspose.Slides for .NET][10] 5.8.0 – resolves a number of issues, from exceptions when working with PPTX files to charts being excluded from PDF output.
  • [Aspose.BarCode for .NET][11] 4.5.0 – adds support for Windows Phone 7, saving barcode to EMF stream and Singapore Post 4-State barcode.
  • [Aspose.Tasks for .NET][12] 4.0.0 – supports changing task progress and adds a number of other improvements.
  • [Aspose.Diagram for .NET][13] 1.8.0 – allows you to set page size when rendering TIFFs and ads layout shapes to compact tree and flowchart diagrams.
  • [Aspose.Imaging for .NET][14] 1.3.0 – allows you to resize images.
  • [Aspose.Email for .NET][15] 1.3.0 – introduces a number of new features, including auto-detecting email format and support for EMLX.
  • [Aspose.Total for Java][16] – a compilation of our latest Java products.
  • [Aspose.Cells for Java][17] 7.1.0 – adds a number of enhancements and fixes.
  • Aspose.Words for Java – our monthly Aspose.Words release.
  • Aspose.Email for Java 1.2.0 – improves MSG to EML conversion, gives access to default folders and allows you to remove an item from a PST file.
  • Aspose.OCR for Java 1.1.0 – adds support for more fonts.
  • Aspose.Total for SharePoint – a compilation of our latest SharePoint products.
  • Aspose.Total for SSRS – a compilation of our latest SQL Server Reporting Services products.
  • Aspose.Cells for SSRS 1.8.0 – adds support for protecting workbooks and worksheets as well as filters and other optimizations and fixes.
  • Aspose.Slides for SSRS 4.0.0 – improves performance and adds another few fixes.
  • Aspose.BarCode for SSRS 4.5.0 – adds support for Singapore Post 4-State barcodes and fixes an issue with licenses.
  • Aspose.Total for JasperReports – a compilation of our latest JasperReports products.
  • Aspose.Cells for JasperReports 1.1.1 – hotfix that fixes a couple of issues.

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