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Official PowerBuilder 11 Launch Tour and Code Camp

With PB 11, Sybase will be entering the Microsoft .Net 2.0 world with their premier development tool

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Dear Sybase User;

Please join us on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 for the next Ottawa Sybase User Group (OSUG) special event! OSUG's mission is to create a Sybase community in the National Capital area where users can share knowledge, experiences, and best practices. Users of all Sybase products, including data management, tools and mobility are welcome to attend. This meeting will feature networking opportunities, product updates and a discussion.

With the release of PowerBuilder 11 scheduled for 2007, Sybase will be entering the Microsoft .Net 2.0 world with their  premier development tool. Some of our attendees at the October 11th OSUG meeting witnessed Mr. John Strano's overview presentation on PB 11 Beta. Again on January 24th, Chris Pollach presented "Getting Ready for PB11.Net" with an overview of installing, configuring and building .Net applications with PB 11. Chris also disseminated some more code examples and his STD Framework for Winform and WebForm development.

Since then, Sybase has continued through Beta II and has further added a significant amount of new features to PB 11! OSUG is pleased to feature Mr. John Strano  on a return trip to deliver a free "Hands-on" day of training on the new rich featured PB 11 along assisted by Mr. David Fish and Jim O'Neil from Sybase USA to expound on PB 11's .Net 2.0 features!. Both Jim and Dave will be co-presenting along with John in the morning and helping out with the Code Camp coaching in the afternoon sessions Cool. We will also Sue Dunnell the senior PowerBuilder product manager on-hand to answer questions about the "Power" family of products!

The OSUG May 16, 2007 meeting will be held in Ottawa at Constitution Square in the Queen's University MBA lecture theatre. Constitution Square is located at 350 Albert Street (at Lyon) just across the street from the Crowne Plaza hotel. Bus access is right to the door and parking is available at the hotel, in Constitution Square and across the street. Queens University is located on the second floor (centre) and can be accessed from either the west or east elevators.

Here is the agenda, topics and the planned activities for the day:


Time:            Topic:
8:15am        Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45am        Introduction & welcome - Chris Pollach
9:00am        PB 11 - John Strano / Dave Fish / Jim O'Neil

  • PB 11 Feature Overview
  • Smart Client Review
  • MobiLink Enhancements
  • Web Service DataWindow
  • .NET Windows Forms Deployment
  • .NET Windows Forms Deployment Using Smart Client

10:15am       Coffee Break

  • ASP .NET Deployment
  • .NET Debugger
  • .NET Interoperability & Conditional Compilation
  • NVO Deployment as .NET Assembly
  • NVO Deployment as .NET Web Service

12:00noon     Lunch

  • Free Surprised Catered Lunch and Networking

1:00pm         PB 11 Code Camp - John Strano / Dave Fish / Jim O'Neil

  •  Hands-On Computer Labs

2:30pm         Coffee Break 

  • Hands-On Computer Labs (Continued)

4:30pm         Q  & A

  •   Tips and Techniques!

5:00pm         Wrap-up

Note: In order to participate in the "Lab" exercises, the attendee should have:

  • Portable PC with at least 1G of free disk space and 750M RAM
  • Windows XP Proffessional / Server SP2 or Windows 2003 SP1
  • Latest PB 11 Beta/RC installed
  • Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0 or higher
  • .NET 2.0 GA (framework version 2.0.50727)
  • .NET 2.0 SDK (framework version 2.0.50727)
  • IE Web Controls (included with PB 11.net)
  • Visual Studio 2005 for the .NET Assembly & .NET Web Service labs.

    Please contact Chris Pollach for clarification or help configuring your environment. You do not need a PC to attend!

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".

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