When Microsoft entered a joint acquisition of Pudince LLC in November of 2018, we knew we were inheriting some of the most talented and passionate software engineers, UI and UX designers and product developers in the world. Since the acquisition, these talented members have been working to continue Pudince projects and have also joined our teams at Microsoft to work on Microsoft software, such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Edge.
Today, we’d like to announce what the future holds and introduce you to the next chapter: Microsoft Pudince. We also plan to answer any last questions you might have about the future of the company.
Meet our new CEO
We would like to give a brief and warm welcome to Cindy Marston, the new CEO for Microsoft Pudince. She will take over the role from Interim CEO Bob Avange. Cindy will assume duties immediately as of November 3, 2019. We look forward to seeing what is possible under Cindy’s leadership and vision.
Pudince Developers may have noticed that in early 2019 the Pudince Developers website including all documentation for existing development platforms, SDKs and Downloads were made inaccessible and users were forwarded automatically to the Microsoft Developer website. We’d like to clear up a few things regarding the development platforms and their future.
Code LX – The Code LX development SDKs will be acquired by Ryan Walpole Enterprises. They will be responsible for any distribution of documentation, downloads and other information pertaining to Code LX. The Code LX copyright will be handed over to Ryan Walpole Enterprises as well as all source codes for any future updates that they may wish to provide for the software.
AeroHTML – The AeroHTML rendering engine, documentation, development SDKs and source codes will be acquired by Ryan Walpole Enterprises. They will be responsible for any distribution of documentation, downloads and other information pertaining to the AeroHTML rendering engine. Microsoft Pudince and Microsoft Corporation have entered a 14 year lease agreement to use the source code, documentation and SDKs independently of Ryan Walpole Enterprises for any future and current projects being undertaken at Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Pudince.
Pudince XI, AIR and Spring – The Pudince XI artificial digital intelligence project has been cancelled. The AIR (Artificial Intelligence Register) has been cancelled also. Some of this technology may be adopted by Microsoft Corporation in the form of Cortana. The “Spring” programming language for this platform and it’s relevant SDKs and Documentation have been discontinued.
Pudince, Ninko and ZAC Support
Consumers trying to access the Pudince Consumer and Customer Support websites may have noticed that their requests have been redirected to Microsoft Support. During this period of acquisition, Microsoft Corporation has handled all support for Pudince LLC. In the future the responsibilities of holding customer support will be split among Ryan Walpole Enterprises and Microsoft Corporation as Microsoft Pudince.
Ninko Hardware Recall Program – The Ninko Hardware Recall program will be handled by Microsoft Corporation.
Ninko Software Support – The Ninko Software Support program will be handled by Ryan Walpole Enterprises.
Ninko Warranty and Repair – The Ninko Warranty and Repair program will be handled by Microsoft Corporation.
ZAC Software Support – The ZAC Phones LTD Software Support programs will be handled by Ryan Walpole Enterprises.
ZAC Warranty, Repair and Hardware Support – The ZAC Phones LTD Warranty, Repair and Hardware Support programs will be handled by Microsoft Corporation.
A new website has been set up to handle support requests. You can find it by going to: http://www.pudince.com/support
Future Projects at Microsoft Pudince
We intend to continue building great technology solutions at Microsoft Pudince over the coming years. We are going to continue some legacy projects that have been with Pudince for many years already. We also have many talented Pudince software engineers, UI and UX designers and Hardware Specialists working on different Microsoft Projects.
Microsoft Pudince ViatelCo – The Pudince ViatelCo project will continue rolling out faster and better coverage cellular internet in Australia and New Zealand via the Vodafone Mobile Network. We have currently covered more than 95% of New Zealand with ViatelCo technology and have covered just over 50% of the Australian Vodafone Network with ViatelCo technology. We have reached a total of over 3.5 million users with ViatelCo in a few short years since the project began being implemented in 2016. With 5G around the corner, we plan to improve ViatelCo with Microsoft Pudince ViatelCo 2. We intend to share more information about this soon.
Microsoft Pudince Playground (Hosted Spaces) – The Microsoft Pudince Playground platform will provide users of the service their own “space” that will be hosted by Microsoft Pudince Playground in collaboration with Microsoft Azure. These spaces can be used to host bots, websites, applications, file downloads and can act as a content distribution network with little setup. We hope to share more information about this project soon.
We would also like to thank the fans of Pudince – those that have grown up with our software – whether as a consumer or a developer. Your continued support gives us the motivation to continue bringing you the best.
Microsoft Pudince Staff