The topic of the meeting is "The Future of PowerBuilder" which will include a PowerBuilder roadmap update, technical presentations from versions 12.5 and beyond, and a round-table focus group session on PowerBuilder strategy.
The day will begin with a light lunch followed by some brief introductions and any business the group needs to conduct. Then we'll move swiftly to the first of our technical presentations delivered by Sybase Rockstar, Dave Fish who will be LIVE in person!
PowerBuilder 12.5 has a lot of new features for both .NET and Win32 developers. In this session Dave will demonstrate the new .NET targets for PowerBuilder Assemblies, WCF Services, and Custom Visual User Objects (CVUOs) as .NET Assemblies. Dave will also demonstrate several new WPF DataWindow enhancements, and how PowerBuilder applications can call RESTful web services. Win32 developers will learn how they can update the look of their applications with new DataWindow enhancements as well as see new features for PowerBuilder Classic controls.
Up next will be Sue Dunnell, the PowerBuilder Product Manager who will present the roadmap for PowerBuilder with focus on the soon-to-be-released PowerBuidler 12.5 as well as the next release (tentatively 15) and beyond. As part of this session, Dave will give a sneak preview of enhancements planned for PowerBuilder 15, including the HTML5 DataWindow, and Dockable window support for Win32 PowerBuilder applications.
Afterwards we'll have a round-table discussion about PowerBuiler. This session is aimed at all PowerBuilder users and is your chance to share your thoughts about the current direction for PowerBuilder and to give direct feedback to the PowerBuilder Product Manager on how Sybase can better position Sybase for the future.
Sue will also be available following this for individual one-on-one/small group sessions where you can sit down with her to discuss PowerBuilder needs that are specific to your business (and perhaps confidential). These are a great opportunity for your management to talk directly to the PowerBuilder product manager! You can register for one-on-sessions during the meeting registration process.
1:30 Introductions, group business
1:45 PowerBuilder 12.5, PowerBuilder Classic — Dave Fish
3:15 PowerBuilder roadmap; v15 enhancements — Sue Dunnell / Dave Fish
4:00 PowerBuilder round-table
5:30 Networking Session / Holiday Party
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