January

The MadPak ML (Multilingual) product suite launches, featuring the industry’s first fully integrated translation environment tool (TeNT) and authoring solution, MadCap Lingo.

February

MadCap Software announces MadCamp in La Jolla, CA, MadCap Roadshow dates across the US, Canada and Europe.

March

MadCap Flare V6 launches to the best reception of any version of Flare yet. New capabilities include:

  • Dedicated publishing for mobile devices (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows, etc.)
  • Windows 7 support (32 and 64 bit)
  • Batch and/or scheduled publishing
  • A new PDF engine
  • Expanded multimedia support
  • Enhanced collaboration, workflow and publishing
  • Tightened integration with Microsoft Team Foundation Server
  • Much more…

Several support products were also updated. X-Edit V2, for document contribution and review, adds multiple file review and Flare V6 support.  Analyzer V3, for reporting on and recommending improvements to documentation projects, adds LinkViewer and tighter integration with Flare V6.  Echo V2, for dynamic audio integration, adds improved OS support.  Blaze V3, the alternative to Adobe FrameMaker for long print documents, adds a new PDF engine and improved usability.

The MadCap Roadshow kicks off the west coast dates in San Diego, with San Jose, Portland and Vancouver, BC to follow.  MadCap Software attends the WritersUA Conference in Seattle, WA.

Case Study: Carnegie Mellon University instructors use MadCap Flare to teach software documentation best practices (read full case study).

April

Case Study: MadCap Flare’s single-sourcing and platform-independent web output let Thinking Windows bring online Help to water meter readers using GPS-based mobile application in less than 30 days (read full case study).

May

MadCap Software attends the 57th Annual STC Summit in Dallas, TX.  The MadCap Roadshow kicks off the east coast dates in Chicago, with Boston, Rochester, Orlando and Atlanta to follow

Case Study: Citing the need to replace the aging RoboHelp for the firm’s technical communication needs, Technical Expressions selects MadCap Flare for its standards-based authoring environment and ability to deliver highly consistent, best-in-class documentation while reducing project costs and time for clients (read full case study).

June

MadCap Feedback Server V3 launches with email notifications, new statistical reporting and improved OS support.

MadNewz, a quarterly newsletter written expressly by MadCap customers, launches. Chris Sullivan writes “FLARE SINGLE-SOURCING: MY TEN BEST PRACTICES” and presents a one-hour webinar.  The Writers Block and MadCap Software form alliance to address the growing opportunity in the corporate information management and technical communications space in India.

Case Study: Argo Translation uses MadCap Lingo and Flare to optimize localization consistency and cut project time by over 20 percent.

July

Alchemy Software Development and Madcap Software release new technology solution, Alchemy Publisher 3.0 with enhanced support for Flare V6.

August

Madcap Software increases second quarter revenues by 37 percent year-over-year while increasing headcount 48 percent, powered by strong demand for Madcap’s state-of-the-art technical communications software (read full press release).

September

MadCap Lingo V4 launches with an updated Project Packager, a new alignment  utility, Microsoft PowerPoint support, and a completely redesigned Translation Editor.

MadCap Software attends LavaCon in San Diego, CA.  MadCap Software launches the MadCap Flare – Your RoboHelp Replacement campaign offering competitive upgrade pricing (read more).

Eddie VanArsdall writes the September MadNewz article, “TEN TIPS FOR IMPORTING FRAMEMAKER CONTENT INTO FLARE,” and presents a one-hour webinar.

Case Study: Picis Replaces Adobe® RoboHelp® and FrameMaker® with MadCap Flare to streamline workflows across Picis Business Groups and to create a consistent brand online and in print (read the full case study).

October

MadCap Mimic V5 launches, featuring full motion video, integrated playback controls, and enhanced recording options.

MadCap Software attends Localization World in Seattle, WA.

Case Study: Modern XML architecture and user-friendly interface of MadCap Flare enables Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences students to successfully create state-of-the-art online documentation (read full case study).

November

MadCap Software attends both the largest technical communication show in Europe, TEKOM, held in Germany, and the 12th Annual STC India Conference in New Delhi.

MadCap Software launches the MadCap Software is Paying Your 2011 STC Membership Dues campaign, an alliance between MadCap and STC to offer free STC Memberships to MadCap purchasing customers.

December

MadCap announces the 2011 MadCap Roadshow Kickoff, March 13, in Long Beach, CA as well as a 2nd MadCamp in March (read more).   The company also announces plans to attend the 2011 WritersUA Conference in Long Beach, CA; Localization World in Santa Clara, CA; DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in Nashville, TN; the 58th Annual STC Summit in Sacramento, CA; UA Europe in Brighton, UK; Technical Communication UK in Oxford, UK.

About The Author

About Mike Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton has over fifteen years of experience in training, technical communication, multimedia development, and software development. Prior to joining MadCap Software, he served as the Product Manager for Macromedia’s award-winning RoboHelp product line. Mr. Hamilton is often a featured speaker at industry events, including TEKOM and STC.

Last Modified: September 11, 2014

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