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As a software vendor developing a Windows-based PowerBuilder application often competing with Web-based applications, we decided that we need to embrace as many Windows advantages as we can. As you know, the latest hot-ticket item in that arena is Windows Vista. When we decided to pursue Vista certification for our product, we didn't fully understand what that really entailed. This article will give you some insight into how to structure a project to certify your PowerBuilder application for Vista - and it needs to be treated as a project, since it involves many different components. Our company - AssetPoint - develops, sells, and supports TabWare EFx, an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software package developed with PowerBuilder. We are also a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, and as such we decided to take full advantage of the Vista early adoption partner ben... (more)

How to Create a Web-Architected PowerBuilder Application

PBDJ Feature Story Our company, AssetPoint, develops, sells, and supports a software product, TabWare, an EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) software package that is developed with PowerBuilder. The mandate from our new ownership in the spring of 2008 was to release a web-architected version of our application by year end (2008!). We had been having trouble competing in the marketplace without a web application for at least two years prior to that, and the issue had finally reached the boiling point. With such an aggressive year-end deadline and a limited budget, a re-write was ... (more)