In this pandemic there's data, conclusions, advice and conspiracy available. Whatever you do, stay safe, do not infect others unknowingly, and wear your mask where applicable. As with the Spanish Flu, which killed 50 million people world wide, the current numbers may seem small to some, but the virus is still spreading mutating and infecting people. And our health is at serious risk even if we survive potential infection.

There will be no conference anytime soon where you'll see CaseTalk presented, unless it's online and digital and remote.

Please all stay well, and hopefully we will meet as soon as possible again.

Wear A Mask

June 2020

The third release of CaseTalk 10 brings the version up to 10.2. Ever since we started rebuilding the graphics library we've also had to tune out the tweaks which appeared. This update is another step into stabilizing version 10. Amongst the fixes there's a brand new integration of model management under the menu "Teams" in the Enterprise Edition of CaseTalk.

  • The very first Enterprise Edition with integrated Teams Menu for multi user and version management.
  • Text files are all stored in UTF8 encoding.
  • Extend the Keywords with your own set.
  • Faster loading of projects with many diagrams.
  • Expression Files can be (dis)connected to see which are already in the model.
  • 8th of July bumps it to 10.2.1 with additional fixes (read more here).

FistIn the wake of current protests and shows of solidarities around the world, we found the opportunity to join the peaceful protest in Utrecht (Netherlands) to add our voice to support raising awareness of racist and biased treatments of black people and all marginalized people. Factually "all lives matter", but before we can accomplish that we need to really address that currently some lives seem to matter less, for that phenomena we all need to make room to listen and understand "black lives matter". Only by fully acknowledging that black people are not less, understanding that maginalizing people is wrong, we can learn the meaning of "all lives matter".

May 2020

The May 2020 update arrived. The brand new 10 version contained still a few annoying glitches in diagramming. Reported and known glitches got fixed in this update. Just as exciting is the new set of features and model extensions we added:

  • Added Role Readings
  • Support for Abstract Supertype
  • Add Undefined Concepts for future modeling
  • Export diagrams as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
  • Database Views now for all Generators

Apr 2020

After working with users for a few weeks on issues and features, the brand new CaseTalk 10 is finally out! Thanks to all for the valuable feedback. Please stay safe and enjoy your free upgrade. (For activation, please re-enter your existing license.)

  • Contains the new CaseTalk Logo
  • Contains support for the GDI+ interface to render diagrams better.
  • Improved Business Glossary support.
  • Drag and drop of files onto the Diagram to create double-clickable hyperlinks.
  • Qualification/Classification now supports Alias names.
  • ... and much more.

You may download your update or read the changelog.

gdiplus

Mar 2020

A maintenance release for the CaseTalk Modeler and a CaseTalk Viewer update.

  • The Viewer now contains support for the GDI+ interface to render diagrams better.
  • The Modeler has improved support for governance over multiple models and version.
  • The Modeler also improved performance on working with very large models and many diagrams.
  • Included is a minor update for the Manager which better detects network connections.

You may download your update or read the Modeler Changelog and the Viewer Changelog.

Bookmarks

Jan 2020

A second release this Januari adds a few brand new features. CaseTalk 9.10 adds support for:

  • linking to fact types or files inside CaseTalk from external applications.
  • grouping (and/or) locking elements in diagrams.
  • support first time users with a Welcome Configuration and Startcenter

You may download your update or read the changelog.

Bookmarks

Jan 2020

The first release of CaseTalk in the new year 2020 contains new features, the support for lineage is extended, and some user interface issues have been ironed over.

  • CaseTalk Modeler v9.9.0
    - Import ERwin XML model files
    - Population editor with lookup for values
    - SQLite instance creation in addition to scripts
    - Expression tree navigation added
    - Extended namespace origin of more model elements
  • CaseTalk Viewer v4.2.4
    - Optimized performance
    - Drag and drop while zoomed fixed
  • CaseTalk Manager v5.8
    - Fixed a UI glitch for grids
    - Closed a security hole for guests being able to upload

Among the couple of hundred countries on this planet, there are way more languages and dialects. Communication over language domains is hard. We need translators or interpretors to cross those boundaries. Even though tech is trying to chip away at this hard problem by automating that, we still have a long way to go. And language is not static, it changes constantly in space and time. As soon as time passes or communities become isolated from others, people change their language for the purpose of their own communication.

IT stands for Information Technology. At one time, the abbreviation “ICT” still contained the “C”, or communication. However, since it was related only to the telecommunication sector and IT took over, we are now left with a two-letter acronym. Almost prophetically, we now see the process of IT lacking in communication.

These days, what IT represents is commonly misunderstood. However, it used to be very clear: “It is the field of expertise to provide a form of automated communication between people.” Previously, it was all about automating manual administrative labor. Over time, systems were included in that communication. Business experts were trained to perform the programming of computers. Knowledge in and outside systems was still very integrated.

How do you guarantee an appropriate Information Product Specification that is completely and reliably validated by the domain experts? FOM stands for 'Fact-Oriented Modeling'.

As participant in the course Hands-On Fact Oriented Modeling (FOM) you are initiated in this powerful modeling technique for conceptual information modeling in two blocks of two days.

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www.PalCon.nl
13/14 & 27/28 January 2020
Hotel Bergse Bossen, Netherlands

How do you guarantee an appropriate Information Product Specification that is completely and reliably validated by the domain experts?

This advanded training is meant for Business Experts, Information Analysts, and Knowledge Workers that have worked a lot with FOM for at least half a year.

hotelbergsebossen

www.PalCon.nl
23, 24, 25 March 2020
Hotel Bergse Bossen, Netherlands

Type level modeling can be easily done. Like any high-level concept map, everything written down can be compared to writing on a clean sheet of paper, or any empty blackboard: it’ll fit. There’s a Dutch saying, “Paper is patient,” meaning the paper will not protest or object to your writings.

Oct 2019

The long awaited CaseTalk 9.8.1 adds great new features:

  • After having the UNDO for years, version 9.8.1 also brings you the REDO.
  • Model transformation settings using your own Profiles (no more simple GLR).
  • Share project files quickly using Windows Share Contracts (integrating it with other Applications).
  • Again more Model well-formedness rules, helping you to deliver high quality information models.
  • 9.8.1 is a hotfix to 9.8.0 and adds a few minor yet crucial issues.

The release has taken some time to reach you, so there's more to read on the changelog and features.

Just, before you download your update, please take note of the Naming Conventions Wizard Dialog included in this new release:

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Almost every session I'm in, explaining the power of Fact Modeling, there are questions on how to deal with different departments having an entity called "Customer" while they all mean something else, or use a different identification for it. This little article will show a possible verbalization for this issue.

At the Enterprise Data World in San Diego, from March 22th - 27nd, Marco Wobben will present a session on Fact Oriented Modeling. If you're curious about the story behind CaseTalk, please come by and visit the conference and talk to him. Marco will be happy to answer any question you may have.

2020 san diego

 

Conference: Enterprise Data World
Date: 22-27 March 2020
Venue: Sheraton San Diego
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
USA
Discount code (10%): WOBBEN

We are pleased to present Fact Oriented Modeling at the premiere of Knowledge Gap, the conference in Munich Germany 18th, 19th and 20th May 2020. Organized by Christian Kaul, with a great line-up of speakers.

Join us for an unforgettable event of thinkers in current information and architecture arena.

Click here for more information on LinkedIn.

The upcoming weeks and months are filled with visits and presentations. It is a chance for you to learn about CaseTalk, Fact Oriented Information Modeling, and how it is related to Semantic Web, Graphs, Data Vault, and many other things that may be on your mind.

 Let's hope we can meet soon at one of the events above to show the latest features and news on the CaseTalk development, or for you to ask your most urgent questions.

July 2019

CaseTalk 9.7.0 adds new features and user interface enhancements.

  • User interface better reflects Ontology functions
  • Hand off business definition to domain experts by using Business Glossary ánd import updates
  • Diagram and other small handling issues improved

With this release the CaseTalk Manager is updated to 5.6.

  • To better reflect model lineage tracing and maintenance
  • Functions to remove obsolete items and versions
  • Show difference and impact reports
  • Improve uploading models

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