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Monday, December 6, 2010

OSUG Meeting - Dec 7, 2010

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 Dear Sybase User;

     Please join us on Tuesday December 7, 2010 for the next Ottawa Sybase User Group (OSUG) special event! OSUG's mission is to create a Sybase community in the National Capital area of Canada where users can share knowledge, experiences, and best practices. Users of all Sybase products, including data management, tools and mobility are welcome to attend. This meeting will feature networking opportunities, product updates and a discussion.

     The OSUG Dec 7, 2010 meeting will be held in Ottawa at Constitution Square in the double Board Room (down the hallway from the Queen's University MBA lecture theater). Constitution Square is located at 350 Albert Street (at Lyon) just across the street from the Crowne Plaza hotel. Bus access is right to the door and parking is available at the hotel, in Constitution Square and across the street. The Double Board room  is located on the second floor (center) and can be accessed from either the west or east elevators.

Days Agenda:

Time:          Topic:

7:30am       Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am       Introduction & welcome - Chris Pollach
9:00am       Rich Internet Development - Appeon & STD Foundation Classes - Chris Pollach
9:30am       SQL Anywhere version 12 features - Anthony Robinson
10:30am     Coffee Break
10:45am     PowerBuilder Road Map, New Features of PB 12.1, PB 12.5 Fresh from the Labs
12:00am     Lunch
12:45pm     Inheriting from C# classes in a PowerBuilder .NET application - John Strano
                   - Leveraging  PowerBuilder .NET classes in Visual Studio
 2:15pm      Coffee Break
 2:30pm      3rd Party WPF Components in DataWindow Objects - John Strano
                    -  Fun with the PowerBuilder .NET Debugger
 3:15pm      Coffee Break
 3:30pm      Creating Rich User Experience with PowerBuilder and Expression Blend - John Strano
 4:20pm      Q & A Session
 4:30pm      Wrap-up (all)

How to Register

    To register for the above event, please follow this link (click here). This will take you to the the ISUG website where the automated registration system will accept either ISUG members or non-members. Last years Canadian Technical Summit forced everyone who was registering to become a basic member (which is still free by the way). In the upgraded registration system, you now have a choice.

BTW: Everyone is welcome ... so I hope to see attendees again from Toronto, Montreal and northern New York state!


   The OSUG event will be held in the double-board room located in Constitution Square at 350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario. The lecture rooms are located on the center section of the second floor level. For more information on Constitution Square, please click here!

Things to do
   If you are coming from outside the National Capital region - Ottawa’s Christmas Lights Across Canada event runs for five weeks from Dec. 2 to Jan. 7, with more than 300,000 lights adding sparkle to the Capital Region. The best concentration of lights is along “Confederation Boulevard”, the name given to the circle of roads that connect the city’s most important buildings including Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery.

* BIO's *

  John Strano   

    John Strano is a Sybase Technology Evangelist and a charter member of TeamSybase. He has been using PowerBuilder since 1991 and has authored articles for multiple industry periodicals. John has presented Sybase tools on an international basis since 1997. Over the last 15 years John has developed a variety of PowerBuilder applications from single-user scaling up to enterprise-class, web-based projects.

   Anthony Robinson

    Mr .Anthony Robinson is a Principal Systems Consultant for Sybase based in Ottawa, Canada.  Anthony has been with Sybase since 2000. He worked for Sybase's American Federal team out of Bethesda Maryland until 2004, when he then transferred to Sybase Canada. Before joining Sybase, Anthony was a sales consultant with New Era Of Networks and a functional SAP consultant for SLI Consulting Inc.

Regards ... Chris
OSUG - Co-Ordinator



  1. I am ISUG member from India. This seems to be an interesting event. but far away. Is there any possibility of me getting a video/transcript of the following presentations?

    PB 12.5 Fresh from the Labs
    PB 12.5 / 15 Road Map
    PB Tips and Techniques


  2. Hi Rajesh;

    Please send me an email after the event as a reminder. I will release what ever material I can *IF* I can get permission from the presenter.

    Regards ... Chris