Embarcadero Prism XE2.5 is generally available today. This new version adds early support for creating Windows 8 applications, works with the beta of Visual Studio 11, and adds some interesting new language and compiler features.
Here is what you need to know about Prism XE2.5:
1. Develop apps for Windows 8 Metro
You can use Delphi and C++Builder XE2 today to build desktop apps that will run great on Windows 8. If you also want to start creating apps for Windows 8 Metro touch-based UI and the WinRT API, you can do that with new Prism XE2.5.
Attend this webinar on May 29th to learn how:
2. Do I get Prism XE2.5 with RAD Studio?
If you buy RAD Studio XE2 now, it will include Prism XE2 and you can also get Prism XE2.5 at no extra cost. If you buy network/AppWave licenses, Prism XE2.5 is included automatically. If you buy named/ESD licenses, just go to http://embt.co/prismoffer after you purchase to get your free XE2.5 license and download.
For Maintenance customers:
If you previously purchased RAD Studio or Prism with maintenance, you will get a notification this week to access Prism XE2.5. All-Access users will get it automatically with the next update in the coming weeks.
For XE2 customers not on maintenance:
Earlier purchasers of Prism and RAD Studio without a current maintenance contract do not get Prism XE2.5.
3. One more reason to move up from Delphi or C++Builder to RAD Studio for just $99*
This new version of Prism is one more reason for Delphi and C++Builder users to move up to RAD Studio for just $99 more (or similar international price).
Learn more about the offer at http://embt.co/rad-offer and get the benefits of two IDEs for native Windows and Mac development (Delphi and C++Builder), the ability to create mobile and Web apps with RadPHP, plus new Prism XE2.5 for creating .NET and Windows 8 apps.