September 7th, 2010

Hello Chicago Area Progress Users:

The beautiful autumn colors will be here before we know it. Why not drive to the next meeting to enjoy them!

Our first speaker comes highly recommended. Mike Ormerod is an Architect at Progress Software responsible for the SaaS & Cloud Computing strategy for Progress OpenEdge®. He will be providing us with a roadmap to new features coming in OpenEdge Version 11. It’s possible that we may even receive a sneak preview of some of the multi-tenancy features in the new release. Mike is an application industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in building enterprise business applications. Prior to joining Progress in 2004, Mike was CTO & Co-Founder of Enigma Information Systems, an award winning UK software house. Whether you¹re a developer or an administrator you should find this presentation relevant and interesting.

To coincide with the request of the Wisconsin Progress User Group, the second presentation will be presented by yours truly, Paul Guggenheim. If you have been putting off becoming familiar with ProDataSets but still desiring to learn about them, here is your chance.  ProDataSets are one of the major developments in the OpenEdge ABL. Whether you are building an application that uses the advanced UI, browser based, object oriented or procedural-based, they are useful for a number of reasons. This presentation will show how to define complex business logic inside a ProDataSet, create data mapping between the ProDataSet and the database, and associate hooks for custom event procedures.

This Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010, from 4:00-7:00 pm at Progress’ Regional offices:

      Progress Software Corporation

      2215   York Road

      Lower Level

      Oak Brook, IL 60523

Refreshments and sandwiches courtesy of Corner Bakery will be served.  Please RSVP for the user group meeting no later than 09/29/10. Space will be limited to the first 20 attendees.

As always, as you arrive at the meeting, please sign the roster and indicate whether your membership is corporate, individual or guest.  Please contact me should you have any questions or suggestions. As always, I look forward to seeing you.


Paul Guggenheim


Chicago Progress Users Group

(847) 926-9800