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March 2010 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1)   SUG-TX March 23rd Meeting – PowerBuilder 12.0 Beta 2 Deep Dive
2)   Highlights:  SUG-TX February 23rd Meeting
3)   Sybase Developer Days 2010 – Houston, May 6th
4)   Future SUG-TX Meetings
5)   SAP and Sybase Deliver First Set of Applications to Millions of Mobile Workers Worldwide
6)   International Sybase User Group Event
7)   Sybase Events
8)   OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting
9)   Sybase Training Schedule (Mar – Aug)

1)  SUG-TX March 23rd Meeting -

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.  The topic will be “PowerBuilder 12.0 Beta 2 Deep Dive” by Don Clayton.  Don has been digging into the final beta of PowerBuilder 12.0, build 5244.  In this session, we will review the features in both the PowerBuilder 12 “Classic” version and the PowerBuilder 12 .NET version.

Don will review the feature set of PowerBuilder 12. Then will come the highlight of the meeting as attendees get to take the new PowerBuilder 12 Beta 2 out for a test-drive during an extended hands-on session exploring the features of the new IDE, creating and deploying a simple WPF application, and migrating an existing Win32 PowerBuilder application to WPF.

The deep dive will include the installation of Beta 2, (bring your computers), a review of the expanded feature set for Beta 2, hands on with the PowerBuilder 12 .NET IDE, and a review of the release-defining features for PowerBuilder 12 “Classic”.  Expect a spirited discussion regarding the software’s feature set and strategic ways to utilize the .NET framework and interoperate with other .NET languages and technologies.

We will also be giving away the “bling” that didn’t make it to Houston in time for the CTP, so be sure to make it!

Agenda:

4:00pm – 4:30pm    Introduction, Welcome, Q&A
4:30pm – 5:00pm    PowerBuilder 12 .Net Beta 2 Deep Dive
5:00pm – 5:15pm    Break
5:15pm – 5:45pm   PowerBuilder 12 .Net Beta 2 Deep Dive, Continued
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 23rd Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas held their meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.  The presentation was “ASE 15′s Job Scheduler and the Self-healing Database” by Jonathan Wesley-James, Principal Architect/Consultant with North America Sybase Professional Services.

With the advent of ASE version 15, Sybase brought the concept of a self-healing, self-aware database to the DBA community.  Many people confronted with this new technology either do not implement it due to the fear of the “if it’s not broken, don’t touch it” syndrome or the question on how best to use this technology.

Jonathan discussed the basic concepts of the Sybase Job Scheduler, how to best utilize it and go in-depth to really explore the full potential of this design.  Jonathan included a demonstration of the job scheduler.

3)  Sybase Developer Days 2010 – Houston, May 6th

Join Sybase’s technical experts at this worldwide Developer Days seminar tour as they showcase the latest releases of our industry leading development software. The seminar will be in Houston on May 6, 2010, it’s free and runs from 8:30am – 2pm with breakfast and lunch included.

Each seminar features a keynote presentation followed by your choice of product tracks.

Tracks:

·         PowerBuilder 12
·         SQL Anywhere 12
·         Advantage Database Server 10
·         Sybase Unwired Platform 1.5

If you would like to review any of these tracks, please visit http://sybasedeveloperdays2010.com/forms/DeveloperDays2010TrackInfoEnglish

Agenda:

8:30am – Registration
9:00am – Keynote
9:45am – Sessions
11:15am – Break
11:30am – Sessions
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – End of Event

Bonus PowerBuilder Afternoon Session: Join us after the seminar for a special hands-on experience using PowerBuilder 12. The PowerBuilder team has created labs highlighting key capabilities of PowerBuilder 12 that you will want to master immediately. Bring your laptop to fully leverage this lab session.

Location:

The Hilton Houston Americas
1600 Lamar, Houston, TX, 77010
Tel: 713-739-8000

A special rate of $169 + tax has been negotiated for this program.  The discount will be offered, based on availability, until April 16.  To book a room at the discounted rate, call the Hilton Houston Americas at 713-739-8000 and reference ‘Sybase Developer Days’.

A discounted self-parking rate of $13/day will be offered to all Sybase Developer Day attendees.

Registration:

Register at http://sybasedeveloperdays2010.com/forms/DeveloperDays2010English.

4)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

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

·         April 27 -> May 6:         Sybase Developer Days 2010 (requires registration – see item #4)
·         May 25:                        Appeon 6.5
·         June 22:                       TBD
·         July 27:                        TBD
·         August 24:                    TechWave Wrap-Up
·         September 28:              TBD
·         October 26:                  TBD
·         November 23:               No Meeting – Thanksgiving week
·         December:                    Holiday Party

Topics subject to change based on speaker availability and scheduling.  Watch the newsletter for details for each meeting.  A meeting will not be held in November due to proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday.  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.

5)  SAP and Sybase Deliver First Set of Applications to Millions of Mobile Workers Worldwide

SAP Extends Reach of SAP® Business Suite Applications, Including SAP® CRM, to iPhone, Windows Mobile and Other Mobile Device Users

HANNOVER, GERMANY AND DUBLIN, CALIF. — MARCH 2, 2010 — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Sybase Inc. (NYSE: SY) today announced two new solutions for mobile workers to carry out key business and customer relationship management (CRM) processes via iPhone and Windows Mobile. Built on the industry-leading Sybase® Unwired Platform, the mobile solutions extend the capabilities of SAP® Business Suite applications, including SAP® Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM), and also can be customized to tap into a variety of back-end data sources, including databases, Web services, files and any enterprise application that leverages service-oriented architecture (SOA). The announcement was made at the CeBIT trade fair, being held in Hannover, Germany, March 2-6.

The population of mobile workers and the number of personally owned devices entering the enterprise is growing exponentially. According to industry analyst group IDC, “The worldwide mobile worker population is set to increase from 919.4 million in 2008, accounting for 29% of the worldwide workforce, to 1.19 billion in 2013, accounting for 34.9% of the workforce.” SAP and Sybase are empowering mobile workers to quickly act on information with seamless integration to business processes and networks, enabling them to boost productivity and make informed, timely business decisions, all the while staying in close contact with their customers, suppliers, partners and employees.

For the full story, go to http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1067405.

6)  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

7)  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

8)  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 April13th.

Web Site: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/hugs
Subscribe to the mailing list: http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/ug-hugs

9)  Sybase Training Schedule (Mar – Aug)

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

Mar 29, 2010  5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Apr 05, 2010  5 days  ASE 15 Migration for DBA’s
Apr 12, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part I
Apr 19, 2010  4 days  Data Modeling with PowerDesigner 15
Apr 19, 2010  5 days  Performance and Tuning: ASE 15.0 Query Optimization
Apr 26, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
May 03, 2010 4 days Mastering Transact-SQL Programming: Advanced Tips & Techniques
May 10, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part II
May 17, 2010  3 days  Business Process Modeling with PowerDesigner 15
May 24, 2010  5 days  Sybase IQ Administration
Jun 07, 2010  5 days  System and Database Administration: ASE
Jun 21, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to Replication Server Administration
Jul 06, 2010  4 days  Data Modeling with PowerDesigner 15
Jul 12, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part I
Jul 19, 2010  5 days  Performance and Tuning: Configuring ASE 15
Jul 19, 2010  4 days  Mastering Transact-SQL Programming: Advanced Tips & Techniques
Jul 26, 2010  3 days  Business Process Modeling with PowerDesigner 15
Jul 26, 2010  5 days  ASE 15 Migration for DBA’s
Aug 02, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to Adaptive Server Enterprise
Aug 09, 2010  5 days  Performance and Tuning: ASE 15.0 Query Optimization
Aug 16, 2010  5 days  Fast Track to PowerBuilder: Part II
Aug 30, 2010  5 days  System and Database Administration: ASE

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

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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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