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February 2012 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1.        SUG-TX February Meeting
2.        SUG-TX March Meeting Announcement
3.        Future SUG-TX Meetings
4.        Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
5.        Sybase 365 Recognized in Leading and Shaping the Future of Mobile Commerce
6.        Join Sue Dunnell’s PowerBuilder Blog
7.        International Sybase User Group  – HP discounts  – a new ISUG benefit
8.        Sybase Events – SAP Techwave
9.        Sybase Training Schedule

1)  SUG-TX February Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas has been postponed the February meeting due to work conflicts. Our next meeting will be March 27th, Tuesday, at HAL-PC.  There was a user group planning meeting held in January.  Everyone that attended had a great time. At the January Planning session our new officers were elected. Congratulations go to:

Don Clayton, President
Bill Smith Vice President
Jeff Wayt, Vice President
Cynthia Gill, Secretary/Treasure

2)  SUG-TX March Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The presentation will be in two parts: the first part of the meeting will discuss and present information on SAP’s continuing efforts to integrate Sybase, Inc. into the SAP family.  We will also discuss the group’s plans for future meetings in 2012.  The second part of the meeting will be titled, “Evolving Real PowerBuilder Application: Stories from the Road” by Don Clayton, Intertech Consulting, Inc.


PowerBuilder applications are doing real work every day at companies large, medium and small. In this presentation Don takes time to discuss what some big PowerBuilder projects have taught us in terms of best practices and approaches.  Don was recently interviewed in a webinar by IDC analyst Al Hilwa, Research Program Director for Application Development.  The webinar kicked-off the conversation with a short presentation of evolving trends and the changing landscape in Application Development. The presentation was then followed by a lively discussion where Al and Don blended real-life stories with lessons, best practices and alternative approaches that will become possible as Sybase moves along its PowerBuilder roadmap. The key areas of the Don’s discussion will be:

·                     Approaches to User Interface Modernization of older PowerBuilder Applications
·                     How to continually enhance the ROI of PowerBuilder Applications
·                     How and why PowerBuilder teams navigate the IDE choice between .NET and Classic

If you are an ISUG Green or Gold member, here is the link to order your free personal-use member copy of PowerBuilder 12.5.

3)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

Future software focus for the 2012 user group meetings are:

1)    Development and Design Tools

a.     PowerBuilder 12.5 and PowerBuilder 15
b.     PowerDesigner 16
c.     Appeon Mobile and Appeon 7.0
d.     SAP Unwired Platform

2)    Database Technologies

a.     ASE
b.     IQ
c.     HANA (a new, in-memory object-relational database from SAP)
d.     SQL Anywhere
e.     Oracle to SAP ASE Migrations

3)    Information on the continuing SAP absorption of Sybase, Inc.

Mark your calendar for future topics for SUG-TX Meetings:

February 28:                  Meeting Postponed
March 27:                      Monthly Meeting
April 24                         Monthly Meeting

Send suggestions to  Let us know if you are interested in being on the SUG-TX Board next year.

Topics for future meetings are subject to change based on speaker availability and scheduling.  Watch the newsletter for details for each meeting.  SUG-TX usually meets on the 4th Tuesday so add a recurring appointment on your calendar.

4)  Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas has a group in LinkedIn.  If you wish to join, submit a request.  You can find the group by searching for “Sybase Texas” in the groups directory.  Contact if you have any questions.

5)  Sybase 365 Recognized in Leading and Shaping the Future of Mobile Commerce

Mobile Commerce Leader Also Recognized for Contributions to Mobile Money Transfer and Mobile Banking Sectors.   Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., an SAP company and the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services, today announced it is the recipient of the Mobile Payments Award in Juniper Research’s Future Mobile Awards 2012 for Mobile Commerce. Sybase 365 also received high commendations for its Mobile Money Transfer and Mobile Banking services.

“Sybase 365 is a pioneer of the mobile economies in both developed and emerging markets and we are honored to receive recognition for our commitment and contribution to the mobile payments, money transfer and banking sectors,” said John Sims, President, Sybase 365. “At Sybase 365, we have a commitment to delivering innovative solutions that allow financial institutions and mobile service providers to engage their customers in unique mobile scenarios that expand opportunities and markets, while delivering value in the lives of consumers.” See more at

6)  Join Sue Dunnell’s PowerBuilder Blog

Did you know that Sue Dunnell, Product Manager for PowerBuilder, blogs about goings on in the PB community on the PowerBuilder Product Manager’s Corner?  Follow her blog at

7)  International Sybase User Group – HP discounts – a new ISUG benefit

The International Sybase User Group (ISUG) sponsors events for Special Interests Groups (SIGs), Virtual User Groups, and members.  Sign up for ISUG Membership for as little as $30 for a SUG-TX group basic membership and get access to events and online material.     For more details, visit:

* ISUG members are now able to receive exclusive discounts from HP – a new ISUG Benefit!

8)  Sybase Events – SAP Techwave

Sybase Seminars, Conferences, Webcasts, Tradeshows, Sports events — whichever way you want to get information from Sybase, they deliver!

Save the Date:   The 2012 SAP Techwave is Oct 15-19 at the Venetian in Las Vegas

Check out future events at:

If you’d like to give feedback on what types of events you think Sybase should offer please email them at

9)  Sybase Training Schedule

Contact:  972-687-6400
Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or

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Do you have suggestions for our group? Would you like to present your Sybase solutions to the Sybase Users’ Group of Texas? The group is always looking for compelling presentations for our monthly meetings. Let us hear them!
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