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Upcoming PowerBuilder sessions at d-code Las Vegas

There are five sessions overall, although two are repeats of earlier sessions.

Number Title Presenter Day Time Summary
DMM115 SAP PowerBuilder 15 – The Overview John Strano, SAP Wed 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. See the features of the long-awaited release of SAP PowerBuilder 15 in action! Updated support for the .NET Framework v4.5, MSS 2012, Windows 8, 32, and 64 bit deployment, and Dockable Windows. Learn how SAP PowerBuilder 15 can now interact with SAP HANA with its new OData DataWindow!
Fri 08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m
DMM117 SAP HANA and SAP PowerBuilder 15 – The Solution Mix John Strano, SAP Wed 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. SAP PowerBuilder has been heralded as the most productive custom application development environment in the industry. Examine multiple architectures and avenues for having SAP PowerBuilder develop the presentation layer and business logic for retrieving, manipulating, transforming, and persisting data for custom solutions on the SAP HANA platform.
Fri 09:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
UXP206 Enhance Existing SAP PowerBuilder Apps Through Mobile Technologies Matthew Balent, McKesson Wed 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This session demonstrates techniques for adding imaging and barcode scanning capabilities from mobile devices into existing desktop applications. With the emphasis on a single generic toolset, see how a small footprint and generic component can make a big impact on the viability of your existing SAP PowerBuilder technology stack.

For more information, and to register for d-Code, see:

SAP TechEd d-code Las Vegas | October 20 – 24, 2014 | PowerBuilder Sessions

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  • Hello Bruce

    With the release of he new SAP PowerBuilder 12.6, that seams to have the same functionality of  SAP PowerBuilder 15, I have to questions:

    1. 1) Are the sessions above still going to be same content?
    2. 2) Is SAP PowerBuilder 12.6 just SAP PowerBuilder 15 renamed? Or is SAP PowerBuilder 15 has more features?



    • PowerBuilder 12.6 is the same codeline as v15 was - same features, requires a migration. As far as I know, the d-code sessions will just use v12.6 and modify the title and text of the sessions because the sessions will remain the same.


      • Hello Sue,

        I was told that PowerBuilder 12.6 it is the end version. SAP will sale this version of PowerBuilder only to clients that already use PowerBuilder.

        Is this true ?


        • I was told that PowerBuilder 12.6 it is the end version. SAP will sale this version of PowerBuilder only to clients that already use PowerBuilder.

          Just curious, who said that?

          • On August 28th Sue said "we don't have other plans for PowerBuilder at this time."

            I think some people are taking that to mean that they do not plan on producing another version of PowerBuilder ever again.

            She really needs to clarify her meaning.

          • Hi all

            I know that folks want more specific information but this is the most current information right now. We will continue to sell and support PowerBuilder; customers can continue to purchase more licenses as needed or update to the newest version if they haven't done so yet. For our customers who are ISVs and need to sell to new customers, we are working to support them as well as EAServer customers who have similar business models.

            I will continue to post any new information as soon as it becomes available.


          • Yesterday  confirmed me the Channel Sales Manager for Colombia SAP Northern Latin America does not sell licenses SAP PowerBuilder for new customers. Obviously, this decision negatively affects output growth. and instead of helping the working conditions worse for licenses begin to be a problem to begin development. 

            Sue, can confirm to me that objective has not sap to sell licenses to new customers and to this date which this desicion, or if it is final and never pb licenses will be sold to new customers?

        • Hi Luis,

          I don't know if that statement fact or fiction, but I can tell you this: the evaluation version of PB 12.6 has been available to current SAP customers for several weeks now. It's not yet available to the general public. So they're in no rush to sell it to other people.

        • I am feeling sorry writing this but SAP will have a hard time even selling to existing customers.

          Why would any new customer buy powerbuilder? sap might as well start saying we stopped selling.

          I say SAP needs to cut costs by cutting marketing altogether and deliver something meaningful in timely manner. Have a deliverable project plan timeline. For powerbuilder, what can save them is sticking with .net plan(microsoft technology) - get to fully supported - get us to the cloud.

  • Conference Registration : AU$2906

    Air fare Sydney to Las Vegas  : AU$1450

    Hotel Room for 2 nights : AU$515

    SAP imagining that I'm going spend that sort of money for 2x1 hour sessions on a product to which they have no demonstrable commitment whatsoever : Priceless

    • Couldn't have said that better Paul.  I feel like one of those abused wives that keeps on loving her husband that beats her every night. I've finally awaken, and the loyalty has turned to anger and bitterness-- I will no longer recommend SAP Builder, or whatever it's called.

  • What's with the name "TechEd && dCode"?  Is this really the name (meaning the double ampersands) or does someone not know how to format HTML correctly?

    I guess I'm just not cool anymore.... 😎

    • My guess is whoever edited the page is (a) is not cool anymore and (b) didn't look at the results after they edited it.  Since & is an HTML reserved character it looks like they tried to escape it by putting it in twice (like you would in PowerBuilder when you want to escape a single quote).  That's not how you escape reserved HTML characters though.

    • It's a logical AND operator! The original name was d-code as the goal of the event was to become even more focused on developers (both internal and external and having the two groups interact) as well as more focused on code. As we've had a lot of internal changes, there was discussion about the importance of keeping the TechEd name and the other technical content that may not be as deeply code related.  So, the event name was changed to bring back TechEd for ease of recognition and familiarity, and the symbol for 'logical and' was used in place of plain old "and"

      I think it's also pretty commonly used in names of groups that have code/discussion meetups e.g., <city name here> Beer && Code