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Vazi Okhandiar

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I recently purchased a new laptop. Choosing an operating system was not any easy decision and challenged me for two weeks. Finally, I decided to go with the flow. I ordered my first Vista system. That was only the start of a long and arduous journey and I'm still trying to get my environment and tools back to normal! When I started the PowerBuilder 11.0 application, I first noticed that pbtutor, the sample application installed with PowerBuilder, wasn't running. The Help files weren't opening. If you started out as I did, I hope you will, before too long, deploy your first application on IIS 7.0 ready to run it as a .NET Web form application. The main issue is that Vista's new User Account Control (UAC) prevents PowerBuilder from connecting to the database and running pbtutor. The UAC is a new security component in Windows Vista. Unlike XP, Vista doesn't automatic... (more)

Migrating Legacy Client/Server PowerBuilder Apps

In today's competitive IT environment, organizations are reducing development and maintenance costs, and improving the accessibility of their legacy applications. With the growth in technology and demand for n-tier architecture-based applications, corporations now have an opportunity to transform their "legacy" client/server PowerBuilder applications to Web-enabled PowerBuilder applications by migrating to PowerBuilder 11.0. PowerBuilder 11.0 provides the functionality to transform PowerBuilder client/server apps to Web-enabled .NET PowerBuilder applications with minor redevelo... (more)