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  Novosoft News Archive 2003 - 2005

Handy Backup 5.0 Service for professionals

Novosoft has developed Handy Backup 5.0 Service for professionals. It gives an opportunity to start the application in a Windows service mode. This allows users to set up backup schedule and options once and have backup processes always started in time even if no user logged in. That helps to avoid objectionable consequences namely the program malfunction and data loss as a result.
Visit to read more about Handy Backup 5.0 Service version.

New service from Novosoft LLC - Handy Backup Online

Novosoft LLC offers new service Handy Backup Online to solve problem of data loss. It gives an opportunity to copy files of any format to Internet-server and includes many convenient options.
Online Handy Backup keeps all your important documents in perfect security. Our Data Center is located in professional secured underground shelter in USA. Moreover, our program supplies with Secure FTP to send any format files from your computer to server using strong encryption. So you can be sure your data always will be safe.
Visit to read more about Handy Backup Online service.

Novosoft Product Department released Handy Backup 4.6.5.

Handy Backup 4.6.5. has become easier to use. It has Simple Wizard to create new items. The program automatically sets up all difficult and minor options. You just need to point: how often, where and when will your data be saved. Now automated backup to DVD, CD, USB flash drives and any FTP server can be done with a few clicks.
Visit to read more about Handy Backup and download trial versions.

Handy Password has been improved

Novosoft Product Department has announced a new Handy Password 2.3.0 release. New design and options of Handy Password makes working with the program more pleasant. In addition new version has new function allowing to print cards you need.
Visit to read more about Handy Password and download trial versions.

Novosoft team met with European partners

Novosoft top-managers visited Holland and German partners. During the visit Novosoft and digitalSafe discussed current issues and future team-work plans.

New product release - Handy password 2.2.0

Handy Password 2.2.0 has "bookmarks" allowing to login to your favorite sites with only one click. Now you can use the toolbar as an efficient replacement of the IE "Links" toolbar.
Visit to read more about Handy Password and download trial versions.

Office Backup 2.5 released

Office Backup 2.5 version increase range of planner functions. The program allows to save, load and change scheduling scheme.
Visit to read more about Office Backup 2.5 and download trial versions.

General Electric is Novosoft Customer

General Electric branch offices entrust security of important data to Handy Backup. It chooses Novosoft programs to make their employees work easier and more comfortable.

New product release - Handy Backup 4.6. Handy Backup has been improved

Novosoft Product Department has announced a new release of Handy Backup. Handy Backup 4.6 has easier-to-use DVD working interface. New version can backup your Favorites, Desktop, Network Neighborhood and some other Windows settings. Moreover, DVD version takes smaller space. It reduced from 8.5 Mb to 2.5 Mb.
Visit to read more about Handy Backup 4.6 and download trial versions.

Handy Password 2.1.0 creates safely password for you

Handy Password 2.1.0 version has a Password Generator. It creates 4-20 symbols long random passwords. You can use upper and lower case letters, numbers and special symbols for password generation.
Visit to read more about Handy Password and download trial versions.

New product - Handy Password 2.0.0 released

New Handy Password version has a tray agent. It contains tray icon which allow you to work with toolbar more quickly and easier. And now you can open the Edit Cards and Settings windows without an IE window opened.
Visit to read more about Handy Password and download trial versions.

Secure Handy Backup certified by Deloitte

Secure version of Handy Backup software was tested and recommended by Deloitte. Member of "Big four" consulting companies declares SHB the reliable and safe program.

Novosoft signed an agreement with digitalSafe

Novosoft will develop a special customized Handy Backup version with improved security of online data transfer for digitalSafe services. This program use Secure FTP protocol with strong RSA encryption.

New Handy Password version released

Novosoft Product Department has announced a new Handy Password 1.4.0 release. Nowadays working with this program is more comfortable. Control Window and Settings to edit Cards, Security and Update settings. Help options are also available in the Main Menu. New version can fill and save data on websites with frames.
Visit to read more about Handy Password and download trial version.

New product release - Handy Password 1.3

On October, 01 2004 Novosoft Product Department has announced a new release of Handy Password. Handy Password is an easy-to-use secure password manager designed for automatic filling of web forms. All passwords saved with the help of Handy Password are stored locally on your computer in a single file encrypted using 128-bit encryption. Now you should not worry that somebody else can access your confidential information. Handy Password is build in IE as a toolbar and occupies little space on the screen. To use all your passwords you have to remember just one password.
Visit to read more about Handy Password and download freeware version.

New product release - Handy Backup 4.5.

On June, 18 2004 Novosoft Product Department has announced a new release of Handy Backup. Handy Backup 4.5 DVD Edition contains DVD burning engine (CopyToDVD 3.0.18 DVD) with CD-R(W), DVD-R(W), DVD+R(W), DVD-RAM and the latest DVD+R DL format support.
Visit to read more about Handy Backup 4.5 and download trial versions.

The delegation of IT companies from the Netherlands visited Novosoft.

The main aim of the meeting was to work out the cooperative business strategy of software and services promotion in the European and Russian markets and to establish mutually beneficial collaboration in the software development process. An agreement concerning the distribution of Novosoft products in Western Europe was reached. The products will be distributed through the European trading networks with which the Netherlands partners have successful long-term relationships. The other result of the meeting was the agreement of Novosoft to develop and distribute the system of building network business solutions which belongs to one of the Holland companies. The intention to invest in the development of new perspective products and in the evolution of the existing products was expressed by the Holland side.

New site for Handy Backup freeware

On April, 17 2004 a new site for Handy Backup 2.1 was released. On this site you can read more information about this programme and its features. Also you can download Handy Backup freeware there. for producing this site, a design of Handy Backup's last version site was taken. It is planned to renew that address soon.

New product release - Outlook Spam Filter 1.1.

On March, 26 2003 Novosoft Product Department has announced a release of Outlook Spam Filter. This new product represents an easy-to-use Microsoft Outlook® plug-in that automatically protects your Inbox against spam messages. The product engine uses a reliable Bayesian filtering technology that makes possible to identify about 97% of all incoming spam e-mails. The product provides its users with options to create and manage “Friends”/”Enemies” lists, easily build own custom filters, automatically block any electronic messages written in non-English character set. The product is compatible with all major operating systems, could be easily ordered and downloaded online.

Novosoft recently finished a software development project for a large energy company JSC "Tyumen Energo" (Russia).

JSC "Tyumen Energo" needed to have a flexible and transparent corporate information system in place.

It took only 3 months for Novosoft specialists to implement the project - from preliminary situation analysis to final application deployment.

The solution is comprised of 2 parts: corporate Web site and electronic workflow system for corporate orders. Both applications are developed using Lotus Workflow and are Lotus Domino based.

The Web site solution ensures easy-to-configure process of creating and confirming requests for publishing news and articles on the "Tyumen Energo" corporate site. Importantly, it makes a process of the site content management easy and not requiring programming skills.

The major advantage of the electronic workflow system is that it automates collecting, processing and presenting of all company production and financial data.

Implementation of Lotus Domino based solutions is one of the core competencies for Novosoft. Working for JSC "Tyumen Energo" has become another valuable contribution into Novosoft expertise in that area.

"Novosoft" participated in the traditional International mathematical conference "The Maltsev Readings" held in Novosibirsk on November 18-22

The company members who are conducting research in the algebra-logical methods in IT delivered reports at the traditional mathematical conference "The Maltsev Readings". The conference has been organized by the Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Information Science, the Institute of Mathematics and Novosibirsk State University.

"Novosoft" provides complete support for scientific projects. The company members are given the possibility to realize their innovation ideas, participate in experimental researches and bring their ideas to a practical result. Among other reports on algebra-logical methods in IT, there was a report ("Lukasevich logic as mathematical architectural model") presented by Sergey Kovalev, the Development Director of "Novosoft".

Among the participants of the conference were students of the IT faculty of Novosibirsk State University, who are serving their internship in "Novosoft". Their participation in the conference demonstrated the high level of their professional training.

An inauguration of the Center of Software Products Development "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk" has been held in Zheleznogorsk

Opening the office of the company has become a very significant milestone that marks a completion of the entire preparatory activity. The office has been re-equipped, hardware and software has been purchased and installed. At the same time, the thorough process of personnel recruiting and its integral re-training was taking place as well.

The opening of the Center was attended by the following public persons: the mayor of Zheleznogorsk Andrey Katargin, representatives of local industrial enterprises, the director of the Fund of Russian-American Economical Cooperation (FRAEC) Carol Vippermann, the representative of US Department of Energy George Pomeroy, the representative of Batelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Ron Nesse, co-founders of the Center - "Novosoft" and the fund "International Development Center - Zheleznogorsk".

Now, the new company is working on its first projects - pre-contract negotiations are being conducted with several clients. Projects will be performed by the "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk" team with the support from "Novosoft".

In 2001, "Novosoft" won the tender announced by the International center for development of Zheleznogorsk (ICD) and the governing body of the program "Nuclear Cities Initiatives" (NCI). This program has been elaborated by the US Department of Energy together with the fund of Russian-American Economical Cooperation. In the framework of the project "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk", the commercial company has been established. The company performs software development for Russian and international customers. The US Department of Energy and PNNL Laboratory provide the financial support on initial stages of the project's development. The role that "Novosoft" plays in the project is sharing its know-how on how this type of business can be organized and the possibility to use its trademark. The project is supported by the municipal administration.

November 19, 2002 – Novosoft. releases v3.9 of Handy Backup utility.

All registered users of this product can upgrade 3.x version to 3.9 completely free of charge! Any previous versions can be upgraded seamlessly with all previous data preserved on your system. The configuration settings will be automatically transferred across.

In 3.9 release were added such new features as:

Special plugin to backup registry data (installed separately).

  • E-mail notification about operation results;
  • Improved timestamp settings; Options to autorefresh the Files View;
  • Option to apply masks to folders;
  • Drag&Drop from Windows Explorer;
  • Speed selection for CD-RW burning;
  • Tray icon displays status of current operation;
  • Special icons to display items statuses in the Items View

Now you can order Handy backup plugins separately, or in bundle with perfectly flexible prices.

Visit to read more about Handy Backup 3.9 and download trial versions.

Orange SA, one of the world's leading communications companies, started testing Novosoft Mobile Instant Messenger in Thailand.

Now more then 850.000 Orange Thai mobile subscribers can use ICQ service via their own GSM standard mobile phones.

Novosoft MIM is a Mobile Presence and Instant Messaging service providing GSM subscribers with access to Internet Messaging networks directly from their mobile phones. Bringing together the worlds of mobile users and wired Internet Messaging communities, it allows mobile operators to extend their package of value-added services with cutting-edge operator-branded Mobile IM solution.

Novosoft Mobile Instant Messenger provides not only message exchange between ICQ users by means of the mobile phone, but also management of the ICQ contact list, viewing of users presence status in the Internet, search in ICQ database and support of national languages. Thus, Orange subscribers in Thailand can use Novosoft Mobile Instant Messenger sending thier messages in Thai language.

New version of TestingMaster is now available.

TestingMaster 1.0 is a load and stress testing tool that provides you with an easy to use, consistent and cost-effective way of testing web sites and intranet applications with web interface.

Today thousands of businesses worldwide face the challenge of establishing their web presence - a goal hardly possible to achieve without efficient web site development tools. TestingMaster helps to automate the testing phase of the development process.

Such features as:

  • Accurate Real User Simulation;
  • Dynamic Test Data Generation;
  • Recording and Playback of HTTPS/SSL Pages;
  • Flexible Test Volume & Load Definition;
  • Full Log of Virtual Users Activities

and other make TestingMaster 1.0 the tool of choice for anyone who needs to test and optimize the performance of web sites and intranet applications.

Read more about TestingMaster 1.0 and download 30-day trial version on official web site

Novosoft released new version of DotPocket

DotPocket 1.4 will help you use all the benefits that your Pocket PC can provide to you and your business.

The dotPocket is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that allows to extend the visual capabilities of Pocket PC and integrate it with desktop system.

When you are at work or at home you can use the remote control component to work with your Pocket PC using regular PC environment such as keyboard or mouse, which is more efficient and convenient. When you don't have a PC at hand, still you have all the benefits of high quality video driver optimizing your Pocket PC screen resolution. With dotPocket you can switch video modes on Pocket PC just like you do on your Windows desktop. You can even choose between portrait and landscape orientation.

New features were added in 1.4 release:

  • Common clipboard for the handheld and PC;
  • Connect authentication option;
  • Improved security and usability.

"Novosoft" has participated in the First Regional Forum "Siberian Industry of Information Systems"

On October 21-24, the IT-forum "Siberian Industry of Information Systems" was held in Novosibirsk. The forum was organized by the plenipotentiary of the president of Russian Federation in the Siberain federal district, Administration of Novosibirsk Region, the fund "Center of strategic developments - Siberia", Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Science, non-commercial partnership for support of information technologies development "SibAkademSoft".

The main tasks were to form primary directions for development of Siberian information systems industry, to present technologies and solutions of IT-companies for potentail clients.
Representatives of regional administrations, leading IT-companies, industrial enterprises, academic institutes and educational institutions, the representatives of State Duma of Russia, of federal ministries and departments took part in the events of the forum. A profound interest to the forum was demonstrated by representatives of large industrial enterprises, financial structures - potentail customers and investors that have learned about proposals of software companies and established business and personal contacts. Together with the public authority representatives, organizational, methodological and investment mechanisms for further development of IT-industry in Siberian regions have been worked out.

Various companies sponsored the Forum, among them are Sun Microsystems, Oracle, American Power Conversion, Mining Company "Norilsk Nikel".

"Novosoft" has signed the contract with a large Russian company "Tyumenenergo".

An affiliated company of RAO "UES of Russia" (Russian Joint Stock Company - Unified Energy System of Russia) - "Tyumenenergo" has become a new customer of "Novosoft". The signed contract provides the development and implementation of a corporate system of electronic documents flow for service charges and of the informational system on the basis of WEB-server.

"Tyumenenergo" is one of the largest Russian energy companies. The central office is located in the oil-and-gas capital of Russia - Surgut. "Tyumenenergo" consists of 33 separate sub-devisions with the personnel of 28,000 employees that perform all functions related to the power production, transfer and realization.

An affiliated company of "Novosoft" is going to be opened in November

In 2001, "Novosoft" won the tender announced by the governing body of the program "Nuclear Cities Initiatives" (NCI) and the International center for development of Zheleznogorsk (ICD). In the framework of the project "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk", the commercial company has been established. The company performs software development for Russian and International customers. The project is effected in the framework of the program "Nuclear Cities Initiatives" (NCI), developed by the Fund of Russian-American Economical Cooperation (FRAEC) and Batelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with assistance of the U.S. Department of Energy.

At present, an integral training of specialists team has been finished. The goal of the training was to prepare highly qualified personnel that can perform projects on software development.

By the end of the training course, the renovation work in the office of the company "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk" has been completed as well, and the specialists will start work in November.

Novosoft sponsored 5-th Russian Kendo Championship

Kendo Championship took place on October 4 and 5 in Novosibirsk. Besides financial assistance Novosoft`s sportsmen participated in the competitions and took prize-winning places.

The total of 64 sportsmen from 16 cities of Russia took part in this championship. Among them 5 Novosoft employees defended the honor of the company. Andrey Kusurgashev has taken the third place in individual championship.

On the award ceremony Igor Salmin the official representative of Novosoft congratulated prize-winners and presented Vladivistok's Sergey Stepanskoy from special prize "For a great morale and will to victory"

It's the second similar event sponsored by Novosoft. The first one was an inter-regional children's kendo tournament that took place last May.

The panel of judges was represented by delegation from Japan. The meeting of a top-management of Novosoft with the Japanese delegation took place the day after the tournament. Personal and business relations with Japanese guests were established during this meeting.

New service is now available

Novosoft offers marketing services for its customers. The main goal is to create a competitive edge for our clients by providing a wide range of research techniques custom-tailored to meet the company's specific goals and requirements.

Novosoft's marketing specialists are wide experienced in the following areas of expertise:

  • Market Study & Competitive Research
  • Product/Brand Tuning
  • Product/Web Site Development
  • Regional activities

Our specialized services range from creative web management to strategic marketing and E-marketing solutions. Novosoft provides clients with multi-platform user interface design and marketing, brand identity development and execution and customer relationship management.

All information is compiled in clear informative reports that will help owners and managers create a more strategically focused direction for their company regarding products, positioning, new product introductions, operational aspects and improvements in daily processes.

More detailed information you can find here.

Novosoft released a new version of Handy Backup.

Handy Backup 3.7 is finally available for all registered users. All users of this product can upgrade 3.x version to 3.7 completely free of charge!

Besides a bug fixing in the new version of Handy Back Up the following features were added:

  • Option to erase CD before making backup;
  • Improved security for FTP backups (MD4/MD5 password support);
  • Command line interface for professional users;
  • Import/export of all settings and registration status;
  • Windows XP compatible user interface and a number of visual improvements;
  • Temp folder selection;
  • New synchronization options;
  • Option to execute all items through the agent menu;
  • Inclusion/exclusion of files through the Files View.

In addition to Handy Backup Novosoft now offers two special plugins designed to facilitate the backup of MS Outlook and ICQ data. These plugins should be installed separately, but they are also available on the Novosoft web site. Visit to read more about Handy Backup plugins and download trial versions.

Novosoft took part at round table “Telecommunication industry in Siberia: Today and Tomorrow”.

The round table was hosted by the Administration of Deputy President for Siberian territory, Administration of Novosibirsk region, Novosibirsk City Administration, Novosibirsk region House of Representatives, Regional Association “Sibirskoe Soglashenie”, Association of Siberian and Far East cities. The event took place at an International exhibit center “Siberian Fair”.

The participants of the round table meeting discussed the current problems and prospects of the Siberian IT companies, opportunities related to government support of the industry, as well as the possibility of developing information networks for the government authorities.
A part of the event was a videoconference with a First Deputy Minister of Information Andrey Korotkov.

Serge Kovalyov, a director of Novosoft (Novosibirsk), was one of the event participants. He presented a report on the development prospects for Novosibirsk software companies. Also, he reported on the performance of the non-for-profit partnership “SibAcademSoft”, focused on IT development in the area.

Novosoft LLC. has successfully completed development and implementation of certification program for “Heidelberg CIS” personnel.

The project has become another step in developing a highly sophisticated multi-purpose information system for “Heidelberg CIS” – a Russian branch of Heidelberg (Germany).

The system represents a set of inexpensive management solutions, which serve as working tools for managing business more effectively. The solutions are based on the methodology of ARIS (Architecture of Integrated Information Systems) - a world leader in business analysis, modeling and optimization of business processes.

The solution allows certifying the Heidelberg employees using the most advanced HR techniques. Employing the solution allows company to solve a wide range of HR tasks, such as setting up precise job responsibilities, testing how the actual performance meets the due standards, defining employee training requirements, documenting development program for each employee, creating various HR bases, etc.

The system fully automates the certification processes, and replaces time-consuming manual-based processes.

Heidelberg CIS has been working in Russia since 1996, when a Moscow branch of "Heidelberg Druckmaschinen Osteuropa Vertriebs GmbH" was established. Heidelberg CIS occupies over 40% of publishing business in Russia. The company supplies publishing equipment, raw materials and provides high-quality publishing services to the businesses in Russia and all around the CIS countries.

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