Security updates to Blaise 5 versions

We were recently made aware of some security issues for web surveys. We have fixed these issues and as a result have released new builds for:
Blaise 5.2.5 (,
Blaise 5.3.0 (,
Blaise 5.4.9 ( and
Blaise 5.5.11 (

The recently released 5.6.5 ( build also has these security updates.

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Blaise 5 Layout Course at CBS Heerlen from 4 through 7 November, 2019

From 4 through 7 November, Statistics Netherlands will organise a Blaise 5 Layout Training, which is a four-day course for Blaise developers. It will focus specifically on how to specify and apply layout using the new tools in Blaise 5. The course is especially useful for existing Blaise 4 programmers who want to know more about how to make the transition to Blaise 5, or who want to know more about the new capabilities of Blaise 5.

This course consists of 3 modules.

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Stats NZ: beginning our Blaise 5 journey

We recently visited Statistics New Zealand to help them get started with Blaise 5. Here's what they had to say about our visit:

Stats NZ has used Blaise 4 to run our social surveys for the last two decades and, when it was time to start our Blaise 5 journey, we approached Team Blaise. Tessa Carati and Ralph Dolmans travelled to New Zealand in June 2019 to deliver Blaise 5 training and to work with us on the future design, development and deployment of Blaise 5.

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Team Blaise helping CYSTAT with 2021 Cyprus Population Census

This February, Team Blaise participated in the kick-off meeting for the 2021 Cyprus Population Census. Previously, Team Blaise helped CYSTAT develop the census system for their 2011 Census, which was conducted using Blaise 4 on netbooks. Following the positive results of 2011, CYSTAT asked Team Blaise to help again.

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Training at CSO

From 4 to 6 March 2019, we gave the Blaise 5 Layout course at CSO, the Central Statistics Office in Ireland. They are moving from Blaise 4 to Blaise 5 and were eager to learn about the possibilities of Blaise 5.

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