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March 2009 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1)   SUG-TX March 24th Meeting – ASE Cluster Edition Overview
2)   Highlights: SUG-TX February 24th Meeting
3)   Future SUG-TX Meetings
4)   TechWave Goes Global as Sybase Adds Multiple Locations to its Annual User Conference
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 (Mar – Jun)

1) SUG-TX March 24th Meeting – ASE Cluster Edition Overview

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2009.  The presentation will be on ASE Cluster Edition by Brian Dahowski, Sybase Principal Systems Consultant.

The presentation will include information on why Customers are using ASE CE, cluster architecture, high availability, and more.  Come here how ASE Cluster Edition may be right for you.


4:00pm – 4:30pm    Introduction, Welcome, Q&A
4:30pm – 5:45pm    ASE Cluster Edition Overview
5:45pm – 6:00pm    Wrap-up
6:30pm -                Post meeting discussions at Champps Americana (at the Uptown location)

The meetings are held at HAL-PC, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77027 (map).  Members frequently continue discussions at Champps Sports Bar after the meeting while waiting for traffic to subside.

2) Highlights: SUG-TX February 24th Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas held their meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.  The presentation was a Deep Dive into the PowerBuilder 11.5 release, hosted by Don Clayton of Intertech Consulting.  The presentation provided an in-depth follow-up to the recent PowerBuilder 11.5 Road Show.

Don started with a quick retrospective of the release-defining features of the last few major releases, and followed with a review of ‘gotchas’ related to product installation, some real life scenarios for migration of code, and the preparation of Powerscript to take advantage of future .NET features.  He also included web deployment and the future WPF targets and projects available in PowerBuilder 12.  Until the slides are posted on the SUGTX website, contact Don for a copy of the slides from his presentation.

3) Future SUG-TX Meetings

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

·      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.

4) TechWave Goes Global as Sybase Adds Multiple Locations to its Annual User Conference

Sybase Responds to Its Customers, Partners Requests for Regional Events

DUBLIN, CALIF. – FEBRUARY 24, 2009 — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information, today announced that it will host a series of regional TechWave user conferences worldwide in the second half of 2009.

In today’s economic climate, many companies, including Sybase customers, are facing restrictions on travel and non-critical expenditures. In addition, a significant percentage of TechWave attendees represent countries outside of North America. To help address these factors, Sybase has decided to move to a global regional conference model and bring its user conference closer to its customers.

“Sybase is doing what all tech marketers need to do right now: be nimble, opportunistic, and change-oriented. IDC research shows that, in general, customers prefer more intimate, localized events,” said Richard Vancil, Vice President, Executive Advisory Group, IDC.

“We want to do our utmost to ensure that customers around the world continue to benefit from attending our annual TechWave conference. Hence to make it easier for them to attend, we have decided to take our user conference to them,” said Dr. Raj Nathan, Chief Marketing Officer at Sybase. “On the heels of the best quarter and year in our company history, we’re fortunate to be able to take TechWave on the road.”

Many loyal attendees have returned year after year for in-depth technical training, networking activities, inside information on new product developments, tech support, and face-to-face interaction with Sybase experts, partners and peers.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to our customer education, we’re dedicating additional resources to bring the training closer to them,” added Dr. Raj Nathan.

Sybase will be hosting a number of two-day regional events in major cities around the world, throughout the second half of 2009. These regional events will contain both business and technical content. For more information on Sybase TechWave, please visit:

For the full story, go to

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:

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:

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

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 April 14th.

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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:  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:  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

9) Sybase Training Schedule (Mar – Jun)

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

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
May 18, 2009  5 days  Advanced Administration and Troubleshooting for ASE 15
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 15, 2009  5 days  Performance and Tuning: ASE 15.0 Query Optimizer
Jun 22, 2009  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part I

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or

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