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March 2012 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1.        SUG-TX March Meeting
2.        Future SUG-TX Meetings
3.        Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
4.        Sybase’s Chen Sees `Humongous’ Opportunity in China
5.        Join Sue Dunnell’s PowerBuilder Blog
6.        International Sybase User Group Badges
7.        Sybase Events – SAP Techwave
8.        Sybase Training Schedule

1)  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.

2)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

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

April 24                         Monthly Meeting
May 22                          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.

3)  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.

4)  Sybase’s Chen Sees `Humongous’ Opportunity in China

John Chen, chief executive officer of mobile-solutions provider Sybase Inc., which was acquired by SAP AG in 2010, talks about the company’s growth strategy for China. He also discusses U.S.-China relations, the Asian nation’s political system and economy. He speaks in Hong Kong with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television’s “On the Move Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg) (Bloomberg) See more at

5)  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

6)  International Sybase User Group Badges

ISUG members can now earn badges for commenting on blog postings.  This is the first of many badge activities that will be rolling out over the coming weeks to reward members who are actively participating in the community.

ISUG decided to start with the blogs to make members more aware of this capability they have in the ISUG community.  If you are a member you can create your own blog simply by going to ‘My Blog’ and writing an article.  If you want your ISUG blog to appear on the front page, just send us a quick email.  If you already blog outside of ISUG, you can always cross-post.

ISUG is adding badges for blog posting, forum questions & answers shortly.  They will also be adding badges that are specific to 2012.  The first badge is a lifetime badge — it applies to all blog comments you’ve posted (which would include comments from last year); a 2012 badge would only include comments in 2012.  This will be particularly helpful in the forums so we can see who are the most active current participants!

7)  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

8)  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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