Monday, October 29, 2007

PowerBuilder 11.1 / DataWindow.Net 2.5

Sybase announced new Microsoft .NET Framework-based enhancements to Sybase PowerBuilder 11, the premier 4GL rapid application development (RAD) tool and DataWindow.NET 2.5, a powerful component for .NET Framework-based environments that simplifies and accelerates the creation of data-driven applications. New features for PowerBuilder include Windows Vista support, .NET Framework incremental compile capabilities, and database driver enhancements. DataWindow .NET 2.5 has been extended with the ability for developers to use Web services as a data source, TreeView presentation styles, and integration of the design-time environment into the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 development environment.

New features include:

PowerBuilder 11.1:
- Support for Windows Vista
- Incremental Compile for the .NET Framework
- Database Driver Enhancements, including Informix 10 support

DataWindow .NET 2.5
- Web Service as a DataSource
- TreeView presentation style for WebFormsI
- Integration of the DataWindow painter into the VS IDE

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mobile Star Awards

Sybase announced that it has won seven Gold and three Silver Mobile Star Awards from MobileVillage, the 14-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology. The annual Mobile Star Awards aim to honor and promote the best companies, products, deployments, and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners are chosen by subscribers to Go Mobile, MobileVillage's free online newsletter sent to technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers, and top tech journalists.

Sybase was recognized with the following awards:

Enterprise Software: Mobile Communications
Gold Star: Information Anywhere Mobile Email, Mobile IM
Enterprise Software: Mobile Database
Gold Star: SQL Anywhere
Enterprise Software: Mobile Developer Tool
Gold Star: M-Business Anywhere
Silver Star: PocketBuilder 2.1
Enterprise Software: Mobile Devices Management
Gold Star: Information Anywhere Mobile Management & Security
Enterprise Software: Mobile Marketing
Silver Star: AvantGo from Sybase 365
Consumer Software: Mobile Communications (Email)
Gold Star: XTNDConnect PC
Enterprise Software: Mobile Middleware
Gold Star: Information Anywhere suite
Enterprise Software: Mobile Security (AntiVirus & Firewall)
Gold Star: Information Anywhere Mobile Management & Security
Consumer Software: Mobile Web Content Aggregator / Portal
Silver Star: AvantGo from Sybase 365

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sandell Asset Management Corp

Sandell Asset Management Corp. ("Sandell") sent a letter and a presentation to Mr. John Chen, Chairman, President, and CEO of Sybase, Inc.. Sandell also disclosed beneficial ownership of 6.0% of the shares of Sybase's common stock in a Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. In the letter and presentation, Sandell stated its belief that Sybase's continued discounted valuation is unwarranted and urged management and the board to take immediate action to improve the Company's valuation. Specifically, Sandell outlined several low risk actions that it believes the board can take to improve the Company's valuation:

- Aggressive use of the balance sheet to repurchase shares – an immediate $500mm Dutch tender at a premium to the current market price, followed by aggressive buybacks over time
- IPO and spin-off 100% of the mobility segment -- an IPO of Sybase's mobility segment followed by a spin-off of the remaining interest to existing shareholders
- Sale of the company in whole or in part -- an evaluation of the company's strategic alternatives may indicate a sale is the most viable option

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Coolmenu 2.5 Build 175

A new build of Coolmenu was released which included the following modifications:
• Crash solved when using ChangeMenu;
• Bug solved when hiding and showing menuitems on the menubar;
• Colors more Office 2003 like.

Monday, October 01, 2007

ISUG Hits the Road with PowerBuilder 11

Showing its strong commitment to the Sybase community, the International Sybase User Group today announced that it will be taking to the road with a series of PowerBuilder focused events under the banner "Leveraging PowerBuilder in the .NET World." These hands-on technical seminars will introduce and educate attendees on methods to use PowerBuilder both as a .NET tool and alongside other .NET tools.