IBM i OS V7R2 updates

Date:Tuesday October 20thMary Monine
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speaker:Mary Monine
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IBM has provided significant updates to V7R2. IBM's Mary Monine will be presenting onsite. (more...)

From the President

Dear Members:

In October our meeting will be hosted at IBM in Southfield. The topic is IBM i OS V7R2 updates. IBM has provided significant updates. IBM's Mary Monine will be presenting onsite. You'll want to make sure to attend and find out what V7R2 has to offer.


In November our topic is project management. More specifically author Colleen Garton will be presenting "Communications Excellence". Project management is a very important part of successful projects and should not be overlooked when planning, organizing and implementing a project. Colleen has authored several books includingFundamentals of Technology Project Management 2nd edition "Fundamentals of Technology Project Management 2nd Edition" published by MCPress.

The meeting will be provided in webinar format so you'll be able to attend onsite at Eaton Corporation or remotely through gotomeeting. For those that attend the meeting on site we will provide a copy of Colleen's book to the first 10 attendees. We're excited about the topic and also to have Colleen presenting.

Maxava iFoundation

A special thanks to Maxava for providing our group with a grant for the 2015/2016 year. The grant will help in funding group activities and goes a far way to helping continue to bring current and world class education to our local members.

We look forward to seeing you at the October and November user group meetings.

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:

September 2015 IBM i Systems Management Workshop Larry Bolhuis
June 2015 Mobile Access To IBM i Wayne Bowers
May 2015 RPG Free Barbara Morris
April 2015 IBM i Cloud Hosting Guy Cunningham
March 2015 Introduction to the IBM i Navigator Performance Tasks Dawn May
February 2015 Connecting the Dots: Building Web Applications
with PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
John Valance
January 2015 From STRDBG to the RDi Debugger Charles Guarino
November 2014 Student Game Activity "The Big Reveal" Laura Ubelhor presiding
October 2014 Service-Oriented Architecture on IBM i Rich Diedrich
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.