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Friday, November 26, 2010

ISUG - PB12 Benefit Update

** Update on PowerBuilder 12 Benefit **

   ISUG has announced that Sybase is now releasing orders for their Powerbuilder 12 member benefit.  If you have ordered this benefit, and you have correctly submitted your signed license form, you may have already received your download instructions or you'll be receiving them shortly.

   ISUG have identified some issues with this process and are taking steps with Sybase to try and reduce the turn-around time significantly.  They definitely understand the frustration and did not originally anticipate it taking this long to fulfill this membership benefit.  The good news is that ISUG and Sybase appear to now be getting over the hump and are expecting a much smoother process moving forward from this point.

   Please note that Sybase is rejecting a few signed license forms.  In order to meet auditor requirements, if your license form contains your company name, then your ISUG email address must be your company email address in the form  If your ISUG email address does not match, but you have a company email address ISUG can make that change very easily.  If you do not, ISUG will need to get a new signed license form from you without your company name. ISUG will be contacting any members whose licenses are rejected to get straightened out ASAP.


PS: So renew or sign-up for an ISUG green or gold membership today and take advantage of your PB benefit - plus ... enter into a draw to win a "kool" iPad!
PPS: Also, check out the ISUG blogs and their new e-learning initiatives for PowerBuilder and ASE!

Regards ... Chris

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


** Oracle awarded $1.3B in damages against SAP **

 The amount is slightly less than Oracle's damages expert recommended but far more than SAP had said it should pay. To read the full story, click here.

 I guess Sybase needs to sell a lot more PowerBuilder!    :-)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PB 12.Net

    PowerBuilder is the declarative application development environment for building, maintaining and modernizing business-critical Windows applications. With PowerBuilder, all you need is your current skill-set to do a variety of application development PowerBuilder is simply the easiest way for developers to create the most updated, visually appealing business applications on the latest Windows platforms – on time and under budget.

 Check out this great video from Sue Dunnell - PB's product manager!

Regards ... Chris

PBTV - December, 2010

** Hot News **
PowerBuilder TV listing for the month of December, 2010!

Thursday December 2nd
at 10:00am EST (New York) / 16:00 CET (Paris)

Combine PB, .NET and Java Access Control in a single tool

Companies rarely work with applications in a single technology. But securing each application with a different system means a lot of repetitive user administration. See how a single access control system can secure all your applications.
Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

Tuesday December 7th
at 11:00am EST (New York) / 17:00 CET (Paris)

Version control using PowerBuilder and Subversion

In this webcast we will show you how to use PowerBuilder in a multiple developer work environment, so several people can use simultaneously the same PBL and keep track of the versions of each object modified. We will also show you how to install and configure the free tools for this task and how to use them with PowerBuilder in its different versions.
Presented in Spanish
Presenter: Oscar Tobar

I hope that you can make these exciting presentations!

Regards ... Chris

Monday, November 1, 2010

PBTV - November, 2010

** Hot News **
PowerBuilder TV listing for the month of November!

Tuesday November 2nd
at 11:00am EST (New York) / 17:00 CET (Paris)

What's new in Appeon 6.5?

Appeon 6.5 is the latest release of the most-popular Web deployment solution for PowerBuilder. This release of Appeon boasts support for PowerBuilder 12, JBoss open-source application server, and 64-bit OS, just to name a few. We will spend 30 minutes to guide you through the key new features of Appeon 6.5.
Presenter: Armeen Mazda

Tuesday November 16th
at 10:00am EST (New York) / 16:00 CET (Paris)

Make your application customizable in a few minutes

When users want to adapt screens or build custom reports, it generates additional costs.
If multiple clients request different changes, it becomes even more complicated.
Find out how to simplify that process: we'll introduce a tool to let users customize screens and reports by themselves, without any technical skill, and using only an executable copy of the application (no change to the source code).
Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

Tuesday November 23rd
at 12:00pm EST (New York) / 18:00 CET (Paris)

Using PowerBuilder and Expression Blend Together

WPF is all about creating a rich User Experience. Come see how Expression Blend, Microsoft's WPF design tool, helps you to build powerful and sophisticated PowerBuilder user interfaces.
Presenter: John Strano

Regards ... Chris