I received the message below from Rainer Becker, who runs the German FoxPro User Group and the German VFP DevCon. He asked that it be shared widely. Notice the deadline is next week:
Please place your last and final order for Visual FoxPro 9.0 licenses
Microsoft stopped selling VFP 9.0 and our bundle contract ends on January 12th,
Dear Visual FoxPro developers,
Dear Visual Extend (trial) users,
Microsoft Visual FoxPro is still the most integrated and complete
development environment for Windows desktop applications in the market. And it
will continue to work for at least another decade. But there is just one
There are no licences for Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 available any more as
Microsoft ended the extended support for Visual FoxPro 9.0. Neither full
versions nor update versions of Visual FoxPro 9.0 (or any olderversion) are
Luckily the dFPUG (FoxPro User Group of German language, largest VFP user group
worldwide since ever, incorporated, VFP DevCon organizer for 20+ years and
publisher of FoxRockX magazine and Visual Extend framework) is still allowed to
sell a full version of Visual FoxPro 9.0 bundled with our framework Visual
Extend 15.0 based on a special disclosed contract with Microsoft signed between
YAG and me five years ago.
And the price for our bundle is not higher than a regular full version of
Visual FoxPro 9.0 in Europe! The only problem is: Our VFP 9.0 / VFX 15.0
bundle contract expires on January 12th 2015 and therefore you will have to
decide within about 10 days if you will need a personal Visual FoxPro 9.0
licence right now - or anytime in the future for any employees you might hire. Please
decide now and forever.
Here is our special final bundle offer for you:
The full version of VFP 9.0 and the full version of VFX 15.0 is EUR 849,-
incl. 19% V.A.T. (might not apply for you, we will refund) including 1 year of
free maintenance builds / new versions and online-support in our
forum/newsgroup for Visual Extend, see http://forum.dfpug.de.
Please order the full version of Visual Extend 15.0 including source code,
SilverSwitch (Silverlight conversion framework for VFX-applications), Visual
FoxPro 9.0 and other components of our bundle, including 1 full year of
updates and online support in our forum / newsgroups via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (and wire
transfer within time, see international payment details at our homepage
dfpug.de) or directly via the PayPal button below for credit card / PayPal
payments. You will receive a PDF/printed bill, a CD with Visual FoxPro, an
eMail with your Visual FoxPro product activation code and an email with your
Visual Extend access code (once a trial version is registered) after order and
In case you just want a Visual FoxPro licence:
I know that a lot of users just want to have a valid license of Visual FoxPro
9.0 and might not want our framework Visual Extend 15.0 for whatever reason.
But by our confidential contract with Microsoft we are NOT allowed to unbundle
this offer! It is all or nothing. We cannot offer a Visual FoxPro update. We
cannot offer an update price for existing former VFX licenses. We can just
offer a full version of Visual FoxPro 9.0 bundled with a full version of Visual
Our contract with Microsoft ends on 12th January 2015. Whoever places an order
before this date will receive an official CD with Visual FoxPro 9.0 with
activation code plus an access code for Visual Extend (if needed, trial version
has to be installed beforehand and registered online to receive a final
activation key within 1 year).
In case you do NOT use Visual FoxPro 9.0 already or do not have a licence
available for future team members please keep in mind that:
If you are using any other version of Visual FoxPro below version 9.0 please
keep in mind that Visual FoxPro 9.0 is the most stable and the most advanced
version of Visual FoxPro ever! It offers advanced reporting features and
advanced SQL features as well as a lot of fixes and minor enhancements as well
as increased development productivity.You can easily update existing
applications based on former VFP versions by using SET ENGINEBEHAVIOR and SET
REPORTBEHAVIORS set to a lower level to make your applications working properly
right away with the latest and best version of Visual FoxPro and without any
Besides that you also have service pack 2, an updated help file and the Sedna
edition as well as access to a multitude of enhancements at VFPX for this
version (not working with older versions). But download soon before Microsoft
disables these features as well!
For more details please see our update book for VFP8, our update book for VFP9,
our Flying Fox book on reporting, our Sedna update book, Jim Booths latest book
about effective application development with VFP 9.0 and our latest and
greatest book about the multitude of VFPX extensions for VFP 9.0. A cheap
online subscription for FoxRockX magazine might help as well to stay on top!
Please decide now if you want to update your development environment and
provide licences for future team members or if you (and your whole team /
company) really want to stick with an outdated version of Visual FoxPro for the
rest of your developer career. We are sorry to say that it is now or never.....
The Visual Extend framework features:
In case you want to create new applications or updated versions of existing
applications based on Visual FoxPro our framework Visual Extend might be of
great help! It is by far the largest, the fastest and the most widespread /
used rapid application development environment available on the market for
Visual FoxPro developers with decades of continued product improvement and
support. We allways had and still have the largest team of supporters and
customers in the VFP market. The main features of VFX are:
- Setup new projects immediately using the Visual Extend
- Includes powerful Builders for forms, grids, pick lists
and advanced one to many forms, one to many many forms and treeview forms!
- Create your own Office Compatible applications easily!
Including Modern UI / Windows 8.1 look alike applications!
- Fits perfectly into your existing Visual FoxPro
- Become a Visual FoxPro expert immediately!
- Let the Visual Extend Wizards and Builders do the hard
programming work for you!
- Provide an end user desktop application with an
unbelievable large feature set - e.g. mail merge, end user queries with
IntelliSense, 1:m:n-multieline reports with PDF-output, email-sending and
searchable preview, document management and hundreds of other features -
within a day!
PS: Our office is closed until 20th of January as our secretary is on
vacation! I will try to answer your questions in time. We will process all
orders on 20th of January. We will produce CDs and send a Visual FoxPro 9.0
product CD without charge for postage to any country in the world. Still you
have to place your order via PayPal / eMail+payment before 12th of January 2015
as our contract will end on this day.
==> Please use the PayPal button below right away or send an order
email to bestellungen@dfpug,de or visit our homepage for the Visual Extend
framework at http://www.visualextend.com
to place an order right away. Please keep in mind that this offer is time
limited and will never be repeated as our contract with Microsoft will expire
Discounts for multiple orders:
If you order more than one licence you will get a rebate of 5% on the whole
order for each additional licence your order for each of the 2nd to 5th licence
(max. 20 percent), an additional rebate on the whole order of 2% each for the
6th to 10th licence (max. 30 percent) and an additional rebate of 1% each on
the whole order for the 11th to the 20th licence you order for a maximum
discount of 40 percent. If you want to be a reseller you have to order 20+
licences for a discount of 50% and an extended activation period for the Visual
Extend framework of 2 years. In any case you have to place your order before or
at 12th January 2015 via email to email@example.com.
Database and Frontend Programmers User Group
FoxPro User Group of German Language
Publisher of FoxRockX magazine (formerly known as FoxTalk)
Publisher of the most up to date Visual FoxPro books
Publisher of Visual Extend framework
dFPUG c/o ISYS Softwareentwicklungs- und Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Frankfurter Str. 21 b, 61476 Kronberg, Germany
Phone ++49-6173-950903, Fax ++49-6173-950904