PowerBuilder 2019 R3 New Features - PowerClient

PowerClient - Automated App Deployment


PowerClient securely automates the installation and update of client/server apps over HTTPS without requiring admin rights. The app files are encrypted, digitally signed, and verified for integrity before executing. It eliminates the headaches and costs associated with creating installation programs, deploying apps to users, and keeping apps updated.

Requires No Code Changes


PowerClient does not require any code changes to benefit from this great new feature – just configure & deploy. All the app files are encrypted and deployed to a Web server, then the app is distributed from the Web server over HTTPS to end users. The Web server can be installed on-premise or hosted over the Internet.

Packages All Necessary Files


Packages all app resource files, including PBRs, OCXs/DLLs, images, INIs, etc. and the PowerBuilder Runtime (PBVM). The packaged files can be compressed or uncompressed, and images can be dynamically loaded. It also supports automatically registering OCXs/DLLs.

Secures Your Application


Secures your app by encrypting all the compiled p-code files, validating integrity before executing, and digitally signing the app. Also, the app deployment process is designed to not require admin rights so it is compatible with high-security configurations.

Installs Seamlessly


Installs seamlessly without admin rights by the user simply clicking a hyperlink or entering the URL in a Web browser or it can be pre-installed as an .MSI. Your application automatically installed to the user’s machine and started. Desktop and Start menu shortcuts can also be created.

Updates Automatically


Updates your application automatically each time the app is started. It also supports configuring various update strategies, such as always update, never update, minimum required version, and what date and time to release updates.

Evaluate PowerClient Today!


Request a free 30-day trial of PowerBuilder 2019 R3 to experience for yourself, or schedule a free training session with an Appeon expert and get your tech questions answered!

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