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Sybase Is Releasing PowerBuilder 10.5

The release date is March 15, 2006 and this new release will include major new features

Please take note that Sybase will be releasing a new version of it's "premier" development tool for MS-Windows .. PowerBuilder version 10.5! The release date is March the 15th, 2006. This new release will include these major new features (amoung others):


PowerBuilder Controls:

· DatePicker control
· DropDownCalendar property for EditMask controls
· DateSelected event for the MonthCalendar control
· Rich Text enhancements

Language Enhancements:

. Importing PowerBuilder extensions
· 30 digit Decimal datatype support
· Byte datatype support

DataWindow Enhancements:

· TreeView DataWindow presentation style
· Decimal support in DataWindow expressions
· New behavior for drop-down DataWindows in Web DataWindows
· New XMLGen.Paging property for Web DataWindows
· Drop-down calendar DataWindow option
· New ResetInk, SaveInk, and SaveInkPic DataWindow methods
· New dbAlias DataWindow object property
· Autosize height property on all DataWindow bands
· New property to suppress group headers on page breaks
· New property to hide blue outline in Print Preview
· RichText DataWindow presentation style changes

User Interface Enhancements:

 · New icons
 · Menu and toolbar enhancements
 · Windows XP enhancements

Database Connectivity Enhancements:

· Database tracing enhancements
· ADO.NET support for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise and Oracle
· Adaptive Server Enterprise 15 support
· Support for Sybase Adaptive Server temporary tables
· NCharBind database parameter for Oracle

Web Services Enhancements:

  .NET Web Service Engine

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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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