Press Release

31 Mar 2011

WANdisco announces new series of free online subversion training courses

Improve your Subversion skills with WANdisco’s free online training classes and other free resources


WANdisco, a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, has announced a new series of classes as part of its very popular free online Subversion training program, demonstrating its ongoing commitment and investment in the Subversion community.

This new training series runs from April to June and includes the following courses:

To obtain further information and register for any of these courses go to: . Early registration is recommended as space is limited.

In addition to these free webinars, WANdisco has also introduced a new online library of free Subversion cheat sheets called SVNref Cards. Based on the highlights from each webinar, SVNref Cards are written by active members of the Apache Subversion project. Anyone who registers for a free online Subversion training course will receive one for that course automatically. SVNref cards can also be downloaded anytime at to stay up-to-date with the latest Subversion tips and tricks.

David Richards, CEO and President of WANdisco said: “WANdisco’s commitment to investing in the Subversion open source community is once again demonstrated with a suite of free resources for Subversion users. The SVNref series provides Subversion users with an excellent and easily accessible library of information to guide them through basic and complex functions within Subversion, backing up the knowledge and skills learned in our free webinars.”

In addition to free training resources, WANdisco also offers an impressive array of enterprise training for developers and administrators:

Invest in WANdisco's Subversion Support Services and Support Subversion Open Source

Profits from WANdisco's Subversion support contracts are being used to hire additional Subversion committers and support the activities of the Subversion community. WANdisco's goal is to ensure that Subversion continues to provide the features that its users want and need and that the Subversion community has the resources to support these efforts.

WANdisco's Subversion support services are backed by a dedicated team of core Subversion development, QA and support professionals based at the company's offices in the US and the UK. As a result, all of WANdisco's Subversion support customers have access to secure, high quality live support and immediate fixes on a 24-by-7 basis regardless of where they're located. This is critical when problems arise and it's the reason so many organizations that want the same level of support available with commercial enterprise software switch to WANdisco. The team is led by Hyrum Wright, WANdisco's Director of Open Source. Hyrum has also been the release manager for the Subversion project since early 2008.

Support contracts include:

  • 24-by-7 Online, Phone and Email Support.
  • Guaranteed response times.
  • Global coverage from the United States and Europe.
  • Automated delivery of fixes and upgrades.
  • Technical Account Managers who act as a single point of contact for critical issues.
  • Security solutions that deliver automated access control and audit reporting.
  • Semi-annual Subversion System Health Check.
  • Bug Buddy - A senior Subversion committer who champions customer enhancement requests.
  • WANdisco's Subversion support services are described in detail at:

WANdisco also sponsors and contributes to the TortoiseSVN project, which develops the popular Subversion client for Windows. As a result, WANdisco is able to offer free downloads of the latest fully tested version of TortoiseSVN at

Information about enterprise-class support for TortoiseSVN can be found at:

Enterprise Training for Developers

WANdisco has also announced a series of in-depth training courses for developers designed to provide the necessary hands-on experience to enable attendees to become productive immediately. We offer public classes at our training centers, private classes that can be held on-site at the customer's location, as well as web based training. Custom training classes can also be arranged.

More information about Enterprise Training is available at:

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About Apache Subversion

Apache Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software.

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About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications