Microsoft Solver Foundation 3.1 is now ready for download. Solver Foundation provides a complete system for optimization model specification, connection to data sources, and access to best-of-breed solvers for Excel users and .Net programmers. The Express version is available on the Solver Foundation site [click here], the MSDN and MSDNAA versions will be available soon, and the Enterprise version is available for purchase through Gurobi Optimization.
Here is a partial list of new features:
Solver Foundation also includes the Gurobi 4.5 solver, providing better MIP and MIQP performance. The Standard and Enterprise versions of this release are now permitted to be used in virtualized environments including Windows Azure.
Many of these improvements are based on feedback from the Solver Foundation community. Download the Express version and let us know what you think on the Solver Foundation forum.
- The Solver Foundation Team