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Crosstabs and Pivots: Turning Data on its Side - Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 19h00
While normalization is the best choice for storing data in tables, there are lots of reporting tasks that require you to turn some data into column headers and accumulate results in those columns. In this session, we’ll see how to do that using crosstabs in VFP and the PIVOT clause in SQL Server. For VFP, we’ll take a good look at an alternative to VFPXTab, the crosstab generator that comes with the product.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 09h12
From West Wind Technologies: "Web Connection 6.0 has just been released and there are many new features in this new version that we're going to cover in this 2 day training seminar. Whether you're a developer new to Web development or whether you're a grizzled Web Connection veteran this training starts from the basics and works its way through advanced intermediate topics and the entire development cycle from design, implementation, deployment and administration. You'll learn how to build modern, mobile friendly Web applica..."

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 07h49
From FoxInCloud: "FoxInCloud supports Google Map in both desktop and Web mode, with a high level of progam and/or user interaction. This post shows how, with very simple code, your application can provide a great map user experience on any device: desktop, browser on desktop or hand-held device."

April 2016 meeting - Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 18h30
Chicago FUDG will meet TUESDAY the 19th of April 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S State Street - 6th Floor North meeting room! This month we're trying another day of the week, and checking out some new digs. We'll discuss member topics - progress bars are on the agenda, and managing limited width record ID's (in this case, generating SKU's from autoinc fields). Bring your own troubles and discoveries for discussion. Please RSVP using the Eventbrite link on ou...

Managing mission critical, high availability VFP applications in real time - Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 19h00
In this session I will explore performance, monitoring and maintenance issues when dealing with programs that must be updated and continuously available with limited maintenance windows. I will delve into some code that lets me maintain and monitor dozens of VFP applications running a 24/6 manufacturing operation using VFP.

Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 06h09
From West Wind Technologies: "West Wind Technologies has released version 6.0 of its FoxPro Web development framework. Version 6.0 is a major update that brings many improvements that make it much easier to create, deploy and manage Web Connection applications. A new project system creates self-contained applications that are portable and can auto-configure and install easily on Web servers. New scripting features enable Layout Master and Partial pages that make MVC-style development much easier. New templates and default st..."

Going OVER and above with SQL - Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 at 19h00
The SQL 2003 standard introduced the OVER keyword that lets you apply a function to a set of records. Introduced in SQL Server 2005, this capability was extended in SQL Server 2012. The functions allow you to rank records, aggregate them in a variety of ways, put data from multiple records into a single result record, and compute and use percentiles. The set of problems they solve range from removing exact duplicates to computing running totals and moving averages to comparing data from differen...

Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 18h18
From Southwest Fox: "Anyone interested in speaking at this year's conferences is invited to submit topics. See the Call for Speakers page for details. To be considered, submit your proposals to our submission site no later than 8 AM EDT on Friday, March 4, 2016. Send any questions to speakers@swfox.net."

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 09h36
Devart team is proud to introduce the new version of ODBC Drivers for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server and SQL Azure with secure connection support: via SSH protocol, via SSL protocol, via HTTP tunnel. Gained support of Linux 32/64 and Mac OS 32/64. Also, we improved compatibility of ODBC drivers with: Microsoft Power BI Desktop, Microsoft Visual FoxPro. Download new drivers you may through the following links https://www.devart.com/odbc/mysql/download.html https://www.devart.com/odb...

Kevin Cully on "Xojo Development" - Monday, February 15th, 2016 at 18h30
Our February meeting will feature Kevin Cully of Atlanta who will speak on "Xojo Development with focus on 64bit apps and Raspberry Pi". Xojo is a great development tool for developers who are used to developing in Microsoft Visual FoxPro and Microsoft .NET. It allows application development, not just only Windows, but Mac, Linux, Web, iOS and now the Raspberry Pi computer as well. In addition, Xojo now allows for building 64-bit applications in addition to 32-bit applications. We'll look a...

Universal Thread News
Toolbar & Performance
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 20h47
The toolbar has been enhanced to offer additional options making it easier and faster to access specific content. A boost of performance was also added to make things go more smoothly when navigating around the interface.

Account settings
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 18h07
Account settings is now simplified and now available to all users. Under Filters is now Blocked members, Thread filter and Category filter. Under Following is now Followed threads and Followed users. Under Your posts is now Your messages and Your solutions. Under Billing is now the subscription and invoicing information. An enhanced preview when creating messages is now available. Direct email access to communicate with a user is no longer supported. Users can communicate in private to request it. Messages by email is deprecated and soon to be replaced by something better in the expansion.

Message view & images
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 20h28
Among many new enhancements in the last week, one of the most interesting is the preview of images inside a message. Messages with images will show a thumbnail view with in-page image when clicked. Maximum number of attachments has been increased to 10 as well as file size from 1 MB to 10 MB.

Simultaneous logins
Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 00h18
Simultaneous logins is now supported. Thus, you can login from various access points without affecting other connections.

Toolbar enhancements
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 00h00
Toolbar in the support area for the counters has been adjusted to indicate new content only. The related options have been moved at the beginning of the toolbar for standardization and priority. Search in calendar is now under Search. Likes for all messages is now under Reports. Time display is deprecated.

Collapsable support when replying
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11h29
Collapsable support for "Forward a copy of this reply to these members" is now supported.

Intelligent filtering for forum dropdown on lists
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 12h58
In the support area, the lists now support intelligent filtering on dropdown headers. In lists where you have a forum dropdown, only the related choices of your data will be available in the list headers. It makes it easier to know the forum(s) related to the content of the list and to filter on it/them.

Adjustments in search functionality
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 23h34
The search engine in the support area has been adjusted to allow in-page search result, thus no need to go back to the search criteria page from the result. There is also the ability to expand/collapse the form to get more options. The search is also now available to all but links are disabled for non subcribers.

Better support for container on external targets
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h04
We enhanced the container support for external targets. Thus, users who sometimes click on a message with a right click to open in a new window will see the message to be opened within a new container. This then provides all the functionalities as desired into an unlimited number of windows supported.

Anonymous support
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h03
Anonymous access is now supported. Anonymous mode allows you to get a look and feel of the Universal Thread. You can have access to most of the content. As soon as you want to create something, you will be ask to log in, thus, to create an account if you do not already have one. Logging in with an account allows you to exchange support as well as giving you additional options, which you cannot see in anonymous mode.

Google Map integration for user groups
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 16h41
We have added the integration of Google Map for user groups and user group meetings related content. Feel free to update your user group meeting address as required.

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