Surfulater V2.50, Build 0.0 released – A Very Merry Xmas

Let me start by wishing everyone a very merry xmas and a prosperous and healthy 2008. I’d also like to thank everyone for the great support you’ve given to Surfulater and myself this past year. Your e-mails and forum posts praising Surfulater and also being critical, from time to time, are always very well received and help keep us on course. We have lots more to do with Surfulater in the coming year. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed as the new releases continue to deliver more capabilities as well as enhanced functionality, while hopefully remaining true to our goal of ease of use.

Actions speak louder than words, so let me show you the big new feature in this release; click here*.

If you’ve been reading the blog, this won’t come as a surprise. If you haven’t, then what you are seeing is the sample Surfulater Knowledge Base displayed in your Web Browser. What does this mean? Well it enables you to Publish your Knowledge Base files and view them in a Web Browser, without any need to have Surfulater present.

Various uses quickly come to mind.

  • You can carry your KB’s around on a USB Stick and view them on any PC, which has a Web Browser. No other software is needed.
  • You can Publish them to a PC on your Network (LAN) for others on the Network to access.
  • And as you’ve just witnessed you can put them on a Web Site, for anyone with Internet access to see.

This new Web Publishing capability makes it easy to share your content with friends and colleagues and paves the way for even more interesting new ways of working with knowledge bases in the future. You can think of it as setting your content free.

It is clear from the comments in my previous blog post, that this is a very important step in Surfulater’s evolution.

For more information see View Surfulater KB’s in any Web Browser, wherever you are, read the Help file topic Power Features|Publish to a Web KB and read the Release Notes in the Help or here.

Well that’s it for now and probably for 2007. Have a great Xmas and do let me know what you think of the new Web KB publishing capability.


* To view Web KB’s Javascript must be enabled in your Web Browser. To view Web KB’s on a Local Drive, IE users need to either enable: Tools|Internet Options…|Advanced|Allow active content to run in files on My Computer or select ‘Allow Blocked Content’ from the context menu when prompted.