Mobile/Responsive Site Now Available
BVSTools has set up a Mobile/Responsive site for it's
customers. This will not only allow a better experiece on
mobile devices but the features such as requesting
a temporary key or a quote/invoice
have been made a lot easier to use as well.
The new site can be seen at http://m.bvstools.com.
If you visit our main site using a device with a smaller screen (such
as a phone or tablet) you will asked if you wish to view the mobile
Let us know what you think of the new mobile/responsive site and if you
have any issues!
FieldExit.com Forums - Growing
Earlier last year we put together the site FieldExit.com.
This was meant to allow BVSTools (as well as anyone else) to
share real world experiences, provide proof of concept (POC) articles
as well as provide support for customers and users.
We've been trying to get as much information as possible on this site
to make things easier for our customers as well as provide examples of
real projects we're working on with other customers.
We've now added the ability to sign on with a Google ID.
This means you don't have to go through the normal process of
signing up, clicking on a link in an email to verify your identity, and
worst of all, remember one more password.
Instead, just click on the "Sign in with Google" link on the top of the
page or on the Sign In page and you will be able
to sign in with your Google ID.
There also is a search option for the site which
is powered by Google that makes searching for relevent content very
Yes, it's hard to believe it's been over 20 years since we started
creating appcliations for the IBM i (then, known as the AS/400) system.
But, we were recently reminded when a customer requested
license keys for a system they puchased SPLTOOL
for in 1997!
Thanks to each and every customer for your support over the years!
and GETURI get SSL Updates
By now we've all heard of the HeartBleed issues with SSL and the
confusion it's caused, forcing a lot of companies to upgrade to using
SSL/TLS v1.1 or higher to be compliant with internal or other
regulations regaring SSL.
I've had many customers also contact us asking if our software
(such as GETURI and MAILTOOL)
will work with these updates.
Because our SSL processing is done using IBM APIs, the answer is "it
will if the IBM SSL APIs are able to use the new standards".
While in most cases things have worked fine, we have run into a couple
situations (mainly on V7R1) where a small update was required because
of what looks like an over site in the SSL APIs.
We covered this issue in detail in this FieldExit.com Post.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, but
rest assured that we added the ability to our software to get around
the issue in the IBM SSL APIs.
For Microsoft - Upload to Onedrive From your IBM i!
We have now added a new application
that will allow you to upload files from your IBM i (AS/400, iSeries,
etc) directly to a OneDrive account. This is made possible
with the new GreenTools for Microsoft Apps
We personally are using this along with the GreenTools for Google Apps
to backup our important information to the "Cloud" and have written an article about it at FieldExit.com.
Feel free to contact us with any questions about this new offering!
Download Email from GMail with
GreenTools for Google Apps
We have recently released a new addon for the GreenTools
for Google Apps product which allows you to download email
from any GMail account, even GMail for Business.
With this new addon (named G4GGMAIL) each email that is downloaded will
be split up into email text, any embedded images as well as any
attachments. Each of these pieces will be available for your
application once the email is successfully downloaded.
We've written a small article at FieldExit.com
about this new feature.