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MadCap Insider Archive: June, 2018

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Welcome to the June issue of MadCap Insider. Big announcements in this month’s issue: major new releases of MadCap Flare and MadCap Central are now available. Flare adds a new streamlined contribution and review workflow using MadCap Central’s entirely cloud-based lightweight editor. Subject matter experts, authors and other non-Flare users can now easily create and review content using an integrated cloud-based workflow. Additional major new features and enhancements for Flare and Central can be found below.
MadCap Insider, Issue No. 15, June 2018

Welcome to the June issue of MadCap Insider.

Big announcements in this month’s issue: major new releases of MadCap Flare and MadCap Central are now available. Flare adds a new streamlined contribution and review workflow using MadCap Central’s entirely cloud-based lightweight editor. Subject matter experts, authors and other non-Flare users can now easily create and review content using an integrated cloud-based workflow. Additional major new features and enhancements for Flare and Central can be found below.

Our latest customer case study from FireEye, a leading cybersecurity firm, showcases the company’s transition from Confluence® to MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo, resulting in the publishing of print and web content in multiple languages at one-tenth the cost of a traditional CMS.

Finally, the MadWorld 2018 technical communication and content strategy conference is well underway in San Diego, California. Look out for a conference recap in our July issue. The final MadWorld Europe 2018 conference discount ends July 31, allowing you to save up to $200 USD on your conference registration.

We hope you enjoy this latest issue of MadCap Insider.

In This Issue…

  • MadCap Flare 2018 Now Available
  • MadCap Central May 2018 Release + June Update
  • Your Monthly Tips & Tricks Roundup
  • Register for Our Free Upcoming Webinars
  • Latest Customer Case Study: FireEye
  • Limited Time: Upgrade from RoboHelp® and FrameMaker®
  • MadWorld Europe: Register by July 31 to Save
  • The MadCap Scholar Program: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Upcoming Certified Training Schedule
  • Professional Services from MadCap Software
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MadCap Flare 2018 Release

The latest release of MadCap Flare adds new features and functionality to maximize authoring efficiency and content reuse.

New features include:

  • New Cloud-based Editing with MadCap Central for Streamlined Contribution and Review
  • Elasticsearch for HTML5 Output (Top Nav, Side Nav and Skinless)
  • MadCap Analyzer Functionality Now Built Into MadCap Flare
  • A New Side Navigation HTML5 Output for Improved SEO and User Experience
  • Salesforce Connect Improvements, Including Support for Multiple Languages and Salesforce Lightning
  • Enhanced User Experience with Automatically Synchronized TOCs
  • Support for SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 365 and Team Foundation Server 2018
  • MadCap Mimic and MadCap Capture Now Bundled Free with Flare
  • Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More
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I just installed MadCap Flare 2018 and I am loving it! MadCap Central is a game changer.

–Suroor Aldhalemi, Client Success Consultant | Rubicon International


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MadCap Central June 2018 Release

MadCap Central’s new lightweight editor gives subject matter experts, authors and other non-Flare users an easy way to create and review content. Additional new features include:

  • Custom Domain Name (C-Name Hosting)
  • Advanced Editing and Reviewing Content in the Cloud
  • New User Types: Authors and Subject Matter Experts
  • Template Manager for Project Checklists
  • Plus: Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements and More
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Finally, MadCap Central is out with its new review function. The cloud-based editor will make the interaction with Flare a sharp and worthy contestant to web CMS systems. What I really like is the combination of being able to work in the cloud as an SME, and still have full control on my PC.

–Thomas Bro-Rasmussen, Owner | Lokomatik


YOUR MONTHLY TIPS & TRICKS ROUNDUP
How MadCap Flare Reignited My Technical Writing Career, by Daniel Ferguson

How MadCap Flare Reignited My Technical Writing Career, by Daniel Ferguson

Conference Prep: Your Insider Guide to Attending MadWorld 2018

Conference Prep: Your Insider Guide to Attending MadWorld 2018, by Rachel Kim

Introducing MadCap Flare 2018: Cloud-Based Editing, Elasticsearch, MadCap Analyzer Functionality, and More, by Jennifer Morse

Introducing MadCap Flare 2018: Cloud-Based Editing, Elasticsearch, MadCap Analyzer Functionality, and More, by Jennifer Morse

How to Apply the Techniques of Lean Manufacturing to Streamline Your Future Documentation Projects, by Mattias Sander

How to Apply the Techniques of Lean Manufacturing to Streamline Your Future Documentation Projects, by Mattias Sander

Three Tips to Using Table Styles in MadCap Flare, by Justin Bondoc

Three Tips to Using Table Styles in MadCap Flare, by Justin Bondoc

How to Make the Most of Global Project Linking in MadCap Flare, by Craig Wright

How to Make the Most of Global Project Linking in MadCap Flare, by Craig Wright

FREE UPCOMING WEBINARS

See What’s New in MadCap Flare and MadCap Central

Wednesday, June 20, 8:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM EDT

Presented by: Jennifer Morse, Director of Product Evangelism | MadCap Software, and Justin Bondoc, Sales Engineer II | MadCap Software


Looking to learn about all of the exciting new features and enhancements available now in MadCap Flare and MadCap Central?

Join product evangelist Jennifer Morse and sales engineer Justin Bondoc for a webinar session new and experienced Flare and Central users alike will appreciate. We’ll even have time at the end of the webinar to answer a few questions from attendees.

How to Increase Your Productivity in MadCap Flare with the Kaizen Plugin

June 28, 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT

Presented by: Mattias Sander, Founder, Sander Improvement Software


MadCap Flare users: Are you looking for ways to increase your productivity in Flare? Long-time Flare user and expert Mattias Sander loves to create automated solutions to time consuming tasks and problems. Developed in 2016, the Kaizen Plugin can help you save hours of work with features such as the Markdown Import, Tag Replacer, Topic Splitter, Glossary Farmer and more.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how the Kaizen plugin can:

  • Clean up topics and projects with a Tag Replacer
  • Save time creating topics from an outline with a Topic Splitter
  • Create a TOC from a single topic
  • Facilitate developer contributions by converting Markdown files to Flare topics
  • Quickly import a glossary from Excel
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LATEST CUSTOMER CASE STUDY: FireEye
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FireEye Replaces Confluence®, Uses MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo to Publish Print and Responsive Web Content in Multiple Languages for One-Tenth the Cost of Traditional CMS Solutions

INDUSTRY | Cybersecurity
SOLUTION | MADCAP FLARE, MADCAP LINGO

The biggest strength of MadCap Flare is its usability; it just works so well that we don’t have to waste time or effort thinking about it, which is how it should be.

–MICHAEL SCRUGGS, Senior Director of Information Experience | FireEye


Upgrade from Legacy Tools RoboHelp® or FrameMaker® and Save Up to 50%

For a limited time, you can save up to 50% when upgrading from legacy tools RoboHelp® and FrameMaker®.

I have to say, the difference in user experience between using MadCap Flare and FrameMaker is huge. MadCap Software’s tech support is great too: speedy, courteous and helpful.

–Martin Ley, Owner | Em-dash.com


MadWorld Europe 2018

Final Discount: Register by July 31 to Save on MadWorld Europe 2018

Don’t miss out on your final discount opportunity for MadWorld Europe 2018. Register by July 31 to save up to $200 on your main conference and workshop registration. The conference debuts September 11-14, 2018 in Prague, Czechia, and features industry thought leaders from organizations such as VISA, Nestlé GLOBE and TEKOM Europe.

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THE MADCAP SCHOLAR PROGRAM WELCOMES UCCS
The MadCap Scholar Program Welcomes UCCS

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Partners with MadCap Software to Empower Students with the Real-world Skills to Excel in Their Professional and Technical Writing Careers

The MadCap Flare Scholar Program is a gift to our students. They’ll gain much needed experience with the software, as well as have an opportunity to explore single-source authoring.

–Baye Herald, Professional and Technical Writing Program Director | UCCS


UPCOMING CERTIFIED TRAINING SCHEDULE
On Site Courses

On-site Courses

MadCamp
July 24-27, 2018
MadCap Offices, La Jolla, CA


Web-based Courses

MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training
June 11-14, 2018 (for AU 6/12-6/15)

MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training (Europe/Middle East/Africa)
June 26-29, 2018

MadCap Flare Basic/Intermediate Training

July 10-13, 2018


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Customer Onboarding Services

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Consulting Services

Our consulting services can be remote or on-site and include legacy product migration, workflow management and set-up, custom development and more.

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Technical Writing Services

Our technical authors have experience creating and managing complex documentation, including policy and procedure manuals, knowledge bases, software documentation, and more.

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Translation Services

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