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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PBTV - November, 2011

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Upcoming webinars on PowerBuilderTV

Thursday November 3rd 2011
at 11am EST (New York) / 16h CET (Paris)

PowerBuilder and the Cloud
According to Forrester, the global market for cloud computing will increase six-fold to $240 billion by the end of the decade. In this session, we'll discuss the core components and attributes of a cloud solution - focusing on Microsoft Windows Azure - and investigate the advantages of and opportunities for adapting existing PowerBuilder applications (and building new ones) to work in a cloud environment. We'll specifically take a look at how to host PowerBuilder Web services in the cloud as well as how to leverage cloud services - including SQL Azure - from an application built to run in-house. After a combination of slides, demos, and discussion you'll leave with a better understanding of how you as a PowerBuilder developer and architect can stake your claim in the cloud.
Presenter: Jim O'Neil

Tuesday November 15th 2011
at 11am EST (New York) / 17h CET (Paris)

Fast Track to Web-enabling PB with Appeon 6.5
Some of you may have heard about Appeon and how well it works, but you may not know exactly how to use it. This seminar walks you through the process of migrating an actual PB application with Appeon 6.5. You will learn from concrete examples as well as case studies. Also, we will equip you to run ROI calculation for your specific scenario, including software and material costs as well as implementation times.
Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

Session in Spanish Session in French
Martes 22 de noviembre del 2011
a las 10:00 de la Ciudad de México / 17:00 Madrid
Presentadóra: Carmina Garcia
Mercredi 16 novembre 2011
11h00 EST (New York) / 17h00 CET (Paris)
Intervenant : Christophe Dufourmantelle

Don't forget to check out the archive of past webinars!

Enjoy ... Chris

ASE 15.7 for Free

Get a free copy of Sybase ASE!

   You may not want to spend the money for a full production license of ASE, but you would like to run ASE for example, for the purposes of evaluation, development or preparing yourself for an ASE certification exam.

Step 1: download the base product
  To get a free copy, these are your options:
  • A free Express Edition of ASE 15.7 for Linux can be downloaded here. While the ASE Express Edition is limited to 1 server engine, 2 Gb of memory and 5 Gb of disk space per server, the great thing is that this edition is free for production purposes! (note: these limits apply to an individual ASE server instance, NOT to the hardware itself -- if you want, you can run multiple ASE Express Edition servers on a multi-CPU Linux box).
  • The free Developer's Edition for ASE 15.7 can be downloaded here and is available on all supported O/S platforms. This edition has most license options enabled, but it also has a pretty tight limit of 25 maximum user connections. The Developer's Edition may not be used for production purposes.

Step 2: download bug fixes (EBFs)
   For most platforms, you can download patches (EBFs) from the public Sybase website without having a Sybase support contract. Go here:, then click on "Maintenance Releases and Bug Fixes (EBFs)". It is a good idea to install the most recent patch every now and then so that you can benefit from bug fixes and new features.

Step 3: documentation
    Once you have the ASE software, you'll also need the documentation. Follow this link for information where to get ASE documentation.


Friday, October 14, 2011

ISUG - Online WorkShop

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PowerBuilder .NET "Next Step"

    ISUG are pleased to announce that they will be running an expanded, online version of the workshop that was presented just prior to TechWave 2011.

    This workshop will be three days in length, starting on Monday November 7 through until Wednesday November 9, 2011 inclusive.  The course "Lectures" will commence at 11am each day, and will last 2-3 hours, perhaps longer, depending on the amount of material presented on a given day and the number of questions from the attendees.  The rest of the time will be set aside for lab exercises. Attendees should plan to spend 6-8 hours each day on the workshop.

    The instructor for the workshop will be Mr. Yakov Werde. Yakov will be bringing his considerable PowerBuilder talents and experience to the workshop making this a can't-miss event!  He will also remain online after each lecture period to answer questions throughout the day.

    The cost for the three day course is just $999us.  However, if you are a Green or Gold member you can receive a $200 discount if you register and pay for the course prior to November 1, 2011.  After November 1st the discount will be reduced to $100. (If you are an organization that would like to put multiple employees through the class, please contact ISUG directly.)

   Depending on the level of interest, ISUG are considering holding a second class later in the month for the EMEA and AP audiences.  If this course interests you please click on the link below for more information.

Click here for more information and to register!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

PBTV October, 2011

** Hot News **

Upcoming webinars on PowerBuilderTV

Don't forget to check out the archive of past webinars!

Tuesday October 4th 2011
at 12:00pm EST (New York) / 18:00 CET (Paris)

Taking PowerBuilder to the Cloud (with Microsoft Azure)
Accenture Case Study
If you missed it at TechWave, now's your chance to see how Accenture took their PB application to the cloud. We'll show you the important lessons and some pitfalls we discovered along the way.  We will also discuss the overall process and tools that enabled Accenture to successfully take their PowerBuilder application to the cloud.
Accenture has a commercial software solution originally developed in PowerBuilder, which is used by Fortune 500 companies.
Presenter: Anthony Orsini

Thursday October 13th 2011
at 12:00pm EST (New York) / 18:00 CET (Paris)

Powerbuilder.NET, Expression Blend, Mobility and the Cloud
The capital architect program is a tool to calculate a financial planning for weathy individuals. A formerly rather dull Excel program has been converted to an attractive professional tool, available anywhere anytime, on almost any platform. (Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows and more...). How did we achieve this? PowerBuilder.NET!
The result is a tool able to simulate and analyze certain financial situations on a "what if" basis. Users can create a projection of their financial situation in any given year, taking into account parameters including interest rates and real estate. This session will show you how this mobility solution was achieved using PowerBuilder.NET, MS Expression Blend and Cloud.
Presenters: Dimitri Joosten and Peter Loozen

Thursday October 20th 2011
at 12:00pm EST (New York) / 18:00 CET (Paris)

PowerBuilder 12.5 IDE Enhancements: Tips and Tricks
PowerBuilder 12.5 continues to build on the exciting new features introduced in PowerBuilder 12. This session will provide an overview and demonstration of many of the new features found in the PowerBuilder .NET IDE such as the advanced property grid, batch build command option, how PowerBuilder .NET supports multi-threading, debugging enhancements, split assembly deployment and more.
Presenter: Dave Fish

Tuesday October 25th 2011
at 11am EST (New York) / 17h CET (Paris)

Let Users Customize Screens & Reports by Themselves

When many users request different changes, you cannot duplicate and adapt the application for each of them: maintenance would soon become impossible.

This webinar will show how to make the application "customizable" by the end-users themselves.
They would use simple tools to define changes, without viewing or modifying your code, and you would keep maintaining and deploying a single copy of the application.

This solution will be illustrated with concrete examples and case studies.
We will also include information allowing attendees to calculate the ROI of the solution, including software and material costs and implementation times.

Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

Enjoy ... Chris