Posts Tagged ‘VersionRecall’


VersionRecall adds file locks

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Alex Riedel
Source control systems usually operate in one of two ways: Check-in and check-out or with a concurrent submit. Check-in and check-out makes it easy to coordinate access to files in a project by team members. While a file is checked out, no one else can can submit a modification to that file until that particular team member checks it back in. Anyone who used our ChangeVue product, Microsoft SourceSafe or Microsoft Team Foundation Server is familiar with this type of system. VersionRecall operates with just a simple submit at any time. If you have conflicts between versions submitted by…   More »

Five Week Special: Get VersionRecall 2015 for $49.00!

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 by Lanae Dale
Now through July 24th, get VersionRecall for $49.00, almost 75% off of the regular price, when you buy PrimalScript 2015 or PowerShell Studio 2015.  Don’t miss out on this huge savings opportunity.  You get the license and a subscription for a full year of service builds and major product releases for every product purchased.  This offer is only valid for new product licenses.   VersionRecall is a simple and secure source-control system that automatically saves and maintains multiple versions of your files.  There's no need to risk losing your work when source control is this easy.  Unlike many proprietary source control systems, VersionRecall saves the entire…   More »

Accessing VersionRecall repositories from another computer

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
Whether you are getting a new computer or another person joins your team, getting everything set up in a new environment can be a time consuming task. VersionRecall 2014 can help to make this easier. If you have your scripts and related files connected to a VersionRecall repository, you can very easily transfer those files to another machine. Simply select the new “Import repository…” function in VersionRecall 2014 (1.0.107 or later) and navigate to your remote repository. Select the .recall file with the settings you would like to use. The files stored in the repository have the machine and user…   More »

PowerShell Studio: Form and Script Recovery

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by David Corrales
Once in a while our support team gets a request to recover a script from a packaged executable because the original was lost. In fact this just happened recently when a user contacted us to recover his lost form project from his packaged script. We were able to recover the script, but unfortunately the user still had to rebuild all his GUI forms from scratch. He was at least fortunate enough to be able to copy and paste the script portions of his project without having to completely rewrite it all. Please don’t find yourself in the same situation. For…   More »

A tale of two crashes

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
One of our long time customers recently sent me an email with a desperate plea for help. The customer would like to remain anonymous, so we will just call him “Joe”. Joe asked if I would be so kind as to extract the scripts from all the packaged executables that he had created with PrimalScript and PowerShell Studio. He said he had lost all the original script files when his hard drive crashed.   When I read this email I had a certain sense of déjà vu. I distinctly remembered getting an email just like this one from Joe about…   More »

ScriptMerge 2014 updated

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
ScriptMerge 2014 has been updated with the recent service releases of PrimalScript 2014, PowerShell Studio 2014 and VersionRecall 2014. Comparing the same files over and over again? You can use the new file groups function to open these compares quickly. Simply create a text file with your file pairs listed line by line: File1|File2 separated by the pipe symbol (|). Example: C:\Users\Alex\Documents\SAPIEN\Scripts\Hello World.ps1|C:\Users\Alex\Documents\Scripts\Hello World.ps1 Save the file as <yourname>.smgrp  (smgrp stands for ScriptMerge Group). All you have to do now is to double click on that file and ScriptMerge will open the contained pairs. You can also use the backstage…   More »

May Special: Get VersionRecall 2014 For 50% Off!

Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Robert Morey
Buy VersionRecall 2014 at 50% Off When You Purchase or Upgrade PrimalScript or PowerShell Studio But wait—there’s more: with the purchase or upgrade of a license, we will give you a one-year subscription for both pieces of software! It’s a G-R-E-A-T deal! You already know about PrimalScript and PowerShell Studio—two, well-established, top-of-the-class ISE’s—but have you thought about backing up your scripts? Other than right after losing them? Then you really need to take a look at VersionRecall 2014—it’s a quick-setup tool designed to handle backing up the work of the single script-writer. Start it up and forget that it’s making…   More »

VersionRecall integration with PrimalScript and PowerShell Studio

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Alex Riedel
The folks over at recently published a review of VersionRecall ( There was one paragraph that took us a little bit by surprise: “Unfortunately, PowerShell Studio doesn’t seem to recognize VersionRecall as a source control provider (at least, it didn’t show up when I tried to configure source control in PowerShell Studio). That means you can’t use the integrated check-in/out controls in PowerShell Studio. Instead, you almost want to open files by using VersionRecall’s Explorer, save them in PowerShell Studio, and then submit them to the repository back in VersionRecall. That’s a shame; the automatic check-in/out in PowerShell Studio…   More »

VersionRecall 2014: FAQ

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
Over the course of the weeks since the release of VersionRecall 2014 we have received a number of questions. Here is a list of the most common ones and the answers to them.   Question: Why do you not just submit a file each time it is modified? Answer: While developing scripts, most people frequently save and run to verify that what they have done so far works. Creating a new version each and every time a file changes creates many versions of a file, which in turn requires you to weed out the unwanted versions at some point.…   More »

Activating Your New Subscription

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by June Alane Reif
[UPDATED: 8/15/2014] So, you just got a new subscription to a SAPIEN product. You've run the installer and you've launched the product and you were presented with a screen like this: Where do you go from here?  Well, since you already have a subscription number, you can pretty much ignore the buttons on the top right. Instead, focus on the section below the text "If you have a current subscription number, please enter or paste it into the field below." If you DO NOT already have a SAPIEN account (this is not necessarily the same as your store account!), click…   More »