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January 2009 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1)    SUG-TX January Meeting – PowerBuilder 11.5 Road Show Event!!
2)    Future SUG-TX Meetings
3)    Gartner Names Sybase in Leaders Quadrant
4)    Forbes Names Sybase a Favorite for Capital Gains in 2009
5)    International Sybase User Group Events
6)    Sybase Events
7)    OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting
8)   Important Membership Information!!
9)   Sybase Training Schedule (Jan – Jun)

1) SUG-TX January Meeting – PowerBuilder 11.5 Road Show Event!!

The SUG-TX January 27th Meeting is cancelled, please plan to attend the January 29th PowerBuilder 11.5 Road Show instead.

Please note that you must be an ISUG member to attend the afternoon hands-on lab, click on the link in section # below to join ISUG.  Make sure to join as a SUG-TX member to save on membership fees.

PowerBuilder Accelerated Development Tour
We’re packing up the PowerBuilder team and hitting the road to bring the latest in PowerBuilder news, code, and goodies to you.

PowerBuilder 11.5 just came out and we want to share how the new features and capabilities will help accelerate your development, bring aesthetic enhancements to your PowerBuilder applications, and simplify .NET development. We are also working fast and furiously on delivering PowerBuilder 12, which blend the Visual Studio Isolated Shell with the prowess of DataWindow and PowerBuilder technology. Fresh from the labs, we will give you a sneak peek of arguably the biggest news for PowerBuilder since its inception: PowerBuilder 12.

PowerBuilder evangelists and team members are excited to share the latest in PowerBuilder innovations and are looking forward to meeting you at an Accelerated Development event.

Detailed Overview of Topics

PowerBuilder 11.5

The release of PowerBuilder 11.5 brings a multitude of new capabilities and features that will help accelerate your development, bring aesthetic enhancements to your PowerBuilder applications, and simplify .NET development. Topics covered will include DataWindow® innovations, Native ASE 15, SQL Server® 2008, and Oracle 11g drivers, .NET enhancements: Strong Named Assemblies and IIS7 Support, Security features such as.NET CAS and FDCC, and new premiums included with PB Enterprise: PocketBuilder™ and PowerBuilder Application Server Plug-in.

Sneak Peek at PowerBuilder 12

We’re going to cover the new exciting and revolutionary features being built into PowerBuilder 12 including:

Visual Studio Isolated Shell
Front to back WPF
Fully Managed Code @ Runtime
WPF DataWindow
WCF Support
Latest in Web Services technologies
Oracle, Sybase, Informix, and SQL Server Support

Register today for the PowerBuilder Accelerated Development Tour.

Agenda
9:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 AM
PowerBuilder 11.5 Overview

11:00 AM
PowerBuilder 12 Sneak Peek

12:30 PM
Lunch and Networking. Stay and network or take a box lunch back to the office

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Special Hands-on Lab for PowerBuilder 11.5 with ISUG (International Sybase User Group). Separate registration required and you must be an ISUG member to attend. Email ISUG for more information or to join/register for this guided tour.

2009 Dates and Locations
More cities will be announced for events in February and March 2009.

Dallas
January 27th
The Westin Galleria Dallas

Houston
January 29th
The Westin Oaks

Register today for an Accelerated Development Tour Event near you!

www.sybase.com

2) Future SUG-TX Meetings

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

·         January 27:      Cancelled, please plan to attend the PowerBuilder 11.5 Road Show instead.
·         February 24:    PowerBuilder 11.5 Deep Dive follow on to the PowerBuilder 11.5 Road Show
·         March 24:         ASE Topic
·         April 28:           DataWindow 2.5 and 3.0 Sneak Peak
·         May 26:           No meeting – Memorial Day Holiday
·         June 23:           TBD
·         July 28:            TBD
·         August 25:        TechWave Wrap Up (TechWave is Aug 16th – 20th)
·         September 22:  TBD
·         October 27:      TBD
·         November 24:  No meeting – Thanksgiving Holiday
·         December:       Holiday Party

Meetings will not be held in May and November due to proximity to holidays (Memorial Day and Thanksgiving).  December is the annual holiday party.  SUG-TX usually meets on the 4th Tuesday so add a recurring appointment on your calendar and watch for future meeting announcements and newsletters for details.

3) Gartner Names Sybase in Leaders Quadrant

Sybase Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms Magic Quadrant

DUBLIN, CALIF. — JANUARY 6, 2009 — Sybase, Inc. today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms, 2008i. Gartner states, “We’ve renamed the multichannel access gateway market to the mobile enterprise application platform market, reflecting its maturation, Apple’s entry, and the move of mobile tools and platforms to the application development mainstream. More-stringent requirements have narrowed the number of vendors.”

“We believe our position in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform Magic Quadrant reinforces our ability to provide value to enterprises that want to mobilize key business applications and processes,” said Raj Nathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Sybase. “From our perspective, Gartner’s evaluation is also a testament to our unwavering commitment to our Unwired Enterprise vision and our unique position within the marketplace to deliver upon it. As one of the first mobile enterprise software providers, Sybase has witnessed increasing demand in the number of enterprises that want to take advantage of the power of information anywhere, on any device.”

Gartner provides the “Rule of Three,” which states that “multichannel gateway approaches offer significant advantages in three situations: (1) when there are three or more applications, (2) when there are three or more targeted OSs or platforms, and (3) when they involve the integration of three or more back-end systems.”

“As a developer of mobile workforce applications centered on workflow and business processes, we needed a versatile and reliable synchronization component,” said Stefan Christen, Global Project Manager, Swiss1mobile. “While evaluating vendor partnerships, Sybase was the clear choice because of their mobile enterprise expertise, strong product line, and market leadership.”

“Our primary focus at MobileDataforce is to provide mobile applications that bridge the gap between the office and the field, so we require a partner capable of serving as the synchronization foundation of our platform PointSync,” said Mike Freeman, CEO, MobileDataforce. “After evaluating all the leading database and mobile middleware solutions, Sybase clearly stood out in terms of synchronization capabilities, interoperability, and security.”

To view the 2008 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms please visit www.gartner.com.

4) Forbes Names Sybase a Favorite for Capital Gains in 2009

Forbes recently ranked Sybase among its five favorite companies for capital gains in 2009, citing Sybase’s climb in profit estimates for both 2008 and 2009, as well as its placement in the forefront of wireless data, as reason.

From the Forbes Article:

Five Favorites For Capital Gains In 2009

Richard Moroney, Upside, 01.08.09, 03:30 PM EST
Some of this young year’s best stock bets require you to ignore a lot of noise and focus on fundamentals.

While this seems an especially dicey year-end for investment predictions, we’re certain of a few things. One is that nobody knows exactly how things will go in the stock market in 2009–today’s widespread pessimism does not ensure further losses or guarantee a recovery.

Another certainty is that much of the advice being dispensed today is ill-advised or just plain wrong, so the following paragraphs provide our take on some of today’s more popular investment maxims:

It’s too late to sell, but too early to buy.

This advice, whether directed at the market or a particular stock, is sheer nonsense. Except for trading costs and taxes, holding and buying are equivalent actions. In other words, unless a stock is a good buy today, you should not hold it.

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Unlike most U.S. companies, Sybase (nyse: SY – news – people ) has seen its consensus profit estimates for both 2008 and 2009 climb in the past two months. The 2008 consensus profit, at $2.03 per share, falls in the middle of Sybase’s guidance and represents growth of 20%. Wall Street expects profits to rise 6% in 2009, to $2.16 per share. Even based on the low estimate for 2009, $1.95, the stock appears cheap relative to historical norms. The company will offer 2009 guidance this month.

For the full story, go to http://www.forbes.com/finance/2009/01/08/comtech-emcor-sybase-pf-ii-in_rm_0108advisersoapbox_inl.html.

5) International Sybase User Group Events

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 $25 for a basic membership and get access to events and online material.  For more details, visit:

http://www.isug.com/common/JoinISUG.html

6) Sybase Events

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

http://www.sybase.com/about_sybase/events

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

7) OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting

The OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Houston Sun office.  The next meeting will be on February 10th.

Web Site: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/hugs
Subscribe to the mailing list: http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/ug-hugs
8) Important Membership Information!!

Please read the following information to remain on the SUG-TX mailing list!

SUG-TX has a new community on the International Sybase User Group (ISUG) members’ web site as part of its continuing participation as a local user group under ISUG.  As a community, SUG-TX has a calendar, a news sections, a forum, a file library, and an announcement list.  For those SUG-TX members that are already ISUG members, you can go to the “Community” tab and sign up for the SUG-TX community’s announcement list.  Look under “North American Regional Communities” and click on “UG – NA – Sybase Users’ Group of Texas” (or user this link: http://my.isug.com/p/co/in/gid=326).  You can add the community to your favorites list and make it your default community.

For those SUG-TX members that are not ISUG members, you will need to sign up for a SUG-TX/ISUG membership to get access to the SUG-TX community.  The choices are:

SUG-TX     ISUG – NA Region

Associate Member      $  0        $  0

Base Benefits         $ 25        $ 30

Green Benefits        $ 89        $ 99

Gold Benefits         $ 99        $119

Joining ISUG through SUG-TX will save you money.  To decide which level of benefits is the right choice for you, visit: http://www.isug.com/common/MembershipBenefits.html.  Green level benefits include over $7000 worth of free software, all for $89.  To sign up for a SUG-TX/ISUG membership, click on the membership level listed above.

When you sign up, you will be part of the SUG-TX community.  Go to the SUG-TX community and make sure you’re on the announcement list so you’ll receive meeting announcements and newsletters.   If you have any questions, contact secretary@sugtx.org.

9) Sybase Training Schedule (Jan – Jun)

Sybase Dallas Learning Center
14800 Quorum Drive, Suite 505
Dallas, Texas 75240
Contact:  972-687-6400
Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

Jan 26, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to Replication Server Administration
Feb 02, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
Feb 09, 2009  5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Feb 09, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part II
Feb 23, 2009  5 days  System and Database Administration: ASE
Mar 02, 2009  5 days  Advanced Administration and Troubleshooting for ASE 15
Mar 30, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part I
Apr 13, 2009  5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Apr 20, 2009  5 days  Performance and Tuning: ASE 15.0 Query Optimizer
Apr 27, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
May 04, 2009  5 days  System and Database Administration: ASE
May 11, 2009 4 days Mastering Transact-SQL Programming: Advanced Tips & Techniques
Jun 01, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part II
Jun 08, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to Replication Server Administration
Jun 15, 2009  5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Jun 22, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part I

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or http://sed.sybase.com/Osiris/osiris_location_NAA1.htm#DL

Send news to: secretary@sugtx.org

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!
Please forward this newsletter to anyone interested in learning more about Sybase products.  To be added to or removed from the SUG-TX mailing list, send an email to secretary@sugtx.org or change your subscriptions on the My.ISUG.com website.

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