June Meeting

Topic: DB2 for i and you... what's new in 7.2

Date:Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Cooper Standard
2110 Executive Hills Court
Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326 (map)
Use the front entrance.
Speaker:Scott Forstie
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Presentation file

Come and find out how the DB2 for IBM i features can help your IBM i databases and applications take a giant leap forward with IBM i 7.2. This session will include an overview of the enhancements that are unique and improved in 7.2. More...

From the President

Dear Members:

We have an exciting meeting planned for June. Scott Fortsie will present "DB2 for i and you...what's new in 7.2". Scott will share updates and share what's new. There have been a lot of great enhancements that will be useful for everyone.

We will be meeting at a new location this month - Cooper Standard conveniently located near M59 and I75. The meeting can be joined onsite or remotely in webinar format.

Elections will also be held in June. If you haven't done so and are interested in volunteering please contact . Volunteering to run for the board or to help out with activities makes a big difference in helping SEMIUG continue to provide an opportunity for current learning and an opportunity to interact with follow IBM i colleagues.

If there are topics that you would like to see presented during our 2014/2014 SEMIUG schedule please make sure to share your thoughts. We'll be meeting over the summer to plan for next year. Suggestions for topics greatly help planning.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Regards, Laura
President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Letter from
Power Systems Initiative

Dear Power User Group:

Recently, I was given the opportunity to move from the field and join the Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) team. I thought I would take this opportunity to share with your User Group the latest happenings of the PSAI. As the Power Brand continues to it efforts to expand our ecosystem through OpenPower, ISV and MSP growth, and PowerLinux initiatives, we are similarly increasing our ongoing investment in the PSAI. Throughout PSAI's 17 year history, we have continued to focus on the following objectives:

We currently have 67 schools teaching AIX, IBM i and Power Linux skills in North America (192 worldwide) and our goal is to double this number by 2015. These schools are very interested in partnering with our business community. We offer both entry level and professional level job boards for our clients and business partners to utilize - FREE of charge. These openings are publicized to our current member schools.

We need students to fill the pipeline of the next generation of Unix Administrators and RPG programmers. We get more students by partnering with the academic community and offering internships and jobs, serving on advisory committees helping guide curriculum and sometimes even teaching as adjunct professors.

Please share this message with your User Group. Ask them to share it with Clients, Business Partners and any Academic Institutions. Our clients and business partners need skilled individuals, our schools need students in their classes, and students need opportunities for internships and jobs. This is WIN, WIN, WIN for all involved.

You can find out more about the Power Systems Academic Initiative, including the list of participating schools and the job boards, at the link below. If anyone has any questions about the program, is interested in finding skilled talent or knows of any potential academic partners, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

(See attached file: Building Power Skills 2014)

Peter T. Glass
Program Manager, Power Systems Academic Initiative
IBM Corporation, North America
Cell: 845-332-5478
Email: pglass@us.ibm.com
Find Us Here: www.ibm.com/university/power

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Previous Meetings:

May 2014 LATEST IBM i ANNOUNCEMENTS Steve Will, Mark Olson, and Alison Butterill
April 2014 What's New in DB2 for IBM i Scott Forstie
March 2014 Application Modernization Redbook Preview Tim Rowe
February 2014 Topic: RPG Free-form Enhancements Barbara Morris
January 2014 Why Ruby and Rails? Aaron Bartell
October 2013 System i Navigator “The Basics” Hands-On Larry Bolhuis
September 2013 CL Hands On Laura Ubelhor, Ted Holt
June 2013 Modern RPG - Unrealized Capabilities George Slater, Michelle Gavalya
May 2013 Skills for the Modern IBM i Technical Resource Panel:Char Parker, Paul Ubelhor, Michael Cain, Tim Rowe, and Mike Pavlak
More in the archives

Meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with iSeries Colleagues and are always a great learning experience. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings.