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Micro Focus Mainframe Express End of Service

Improve development delivery by upgrading to Micro Focus Enterprise Developer and the Enterprise Suite.

Embracing Digital Transformation

Mainframe Express has been a very successful tool adopted over the last 20 years by thousands of developers worldwide. We are making this announcement now because many of our Mainframe Express customers have either already upgraded or are in the process of moving to our Enterprise Developer product line.

As a successor technology from Micro Focus, Enterprise Developer provides innovative mainframe tooling and the wider Enterprise solution offers newer capabilities to delivery application change faster, extend mainframe compatibility, embrace newer platforms such as Windows 10 and support the adoption of DevOps practices.

Want to know more?

Check out the Enterprise Developer data sheet

Learn more by watching our recorded webinar:

Why upgrade Mainframe Express to Micro Focus Enterprise?

Innovative tools are a must to continuously improve your development operations. See how upgrading from Mainframe Express to Enterprise Developer for z can accelerate your path to DevOps and deliver better applications. Learn how to get started and the many offers available to support your upgrade.

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Top 5 reasons to upgrade

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade from Micro Focus Mainframe Express to the Enterprise Product Suite

Improving responsiveness to changing customer needs means constantly evolving how applications are modernized and delivered to get more done faster.

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Leading the Way

    • Your success is our success. We believe that by upgrading to Enterprise Developer, your organization will be better positioned to continue leading the way by delivering business solutions faster and become an integral part of your DevOps strategy. Many resources and our support representatives are available to ensure that you have the knowledge necessary to take your Mainframe Express install base to the next step.

Case studies


We upgraded from Micro Focus Mainframe Express to Enterprise Developer for z Systems and Enterprise Test Server, to implement a continuous integration environment.


The approach proposed by Micro Focus was 20% cheaper than the alternative option of expanding our mainframe capacity. Over three years, we expect to cut development and testing costs by 40% through heightened productivity and by exploiting efficiencies.

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The Windows environment has proved to be both efficient and stable. I have to say we are completely happy with our project and the tools we used.

release-rel-2023-1-2-hotfix-8487 | Mon Jan 30 16:25:17 PST 2023
Mon Jan 30 16:25:17 PST 2023