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  • Delivered IBM i RFEs
    July 18, 2019
  • ACS Application Packages and the ODBC Driver for i
    June 19, 2019
  • Simplified IBM i Program Conversion
    June 14, 2019
  • Copy a Monitor with Navigator for i
    June 7, 2019
  • Should You Consider Becoming a CAAC Member?
    May 14, 2019
  • Delivered IBM i RFEs

    The IBM i team has been using the Request for Enhancement (RFE) process for user requirements for over two years now. It often takes some time for an RFE to be delivered, particularly those that require a new release of the operating system. Many RFEs have been delivered; let’s take a look at a few that provide enhancements you may not be aware of.

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    Posted: July 18, 2019 |

    ACS Application Packages and the ODBC Driver for i

    Access Client Solutions provides optional application packages for additional functionality. The Windows application package provides support for ODBC, .Net, OLE DB, and an AFP print driver. The Linux application package provides support for ODBC. 

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    Posted: June 19, 2019 |

    Simplified IBM i Program Conversion

    IBM has provided tooling to make it easier to convert your existing programs. This blog post outlines the tools available for IBM i program conversion.

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    Posted: June 14, 2019 |

    Copy a Monitor with Navigator for i

    System and Message monitors were added to Navigator for i in the 7.2 release. They’re similar to (but not quite the same as) the monitors that were available in System i Navigator. One of the most significant differences is monitors in Navigator for i are for a single partition only. 

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    Posted: June 7, 2019 |

    Should You Consider Becoming a CAAC Member?

    This week’s blog was written by Mike McArdle, who is an instructor at Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and represents education on the COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC). The CAAC is looking for a few good members and Mike explains why you should consider joining the CAAC.

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    Posted: May 14, 2019 |

    IBM i 7.4

    IBM has announced IBM i 7.4. I listened to the COMMON IBM i Announcement webcast, and spent time pouring over the RFA and the 7.4 Knowledge Center (yes, the 7.4 documentation is already available). Updates are not yet published about 7.4 on developerWorks, but I anticipate we’ll see information there soon.

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    Posted: April 24, 2019 |

    Prestart Server Jobs and Exit Programs

    Securing IBM i is essential and it’s important you understand how to control access to your system with prestart server jobs. Prestart server jobs allow users to connect over the network and you must have a plan in place to ensure you don’t allow unintended or unrestricted access to the system.

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    Posted: April 2, 2019 |

    TE’s Pick ' n' Mix Client Edition

    The integrated nature of IBM i has many advantages—but knowing what you need to know can be a challenge because there is so much to know! To complicate things further, there’s hardware, virtualization technologies, storage technologies and everything else that is required for a modern computing environment. 

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    Posted: March 25, 2019 |

    IBM i Job Accounting and Prestart Server Jobs

    Job accounting can be used to track the use of system resources, such as CPU time, transactions, printed output, and more, to a particular user or groups of users.  


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    Posted: March 7, 2019 |

    QSQSRVR Job Considerations

    The QSQSRVR jobs handle database requests for jobs with SQL Server Mode enabled. With SQL Server Mode, the SQL statements are not run directly in the requesting job, but rather by a QSQSRVR prestart server job. SQL Server Mode is automatically enabled when using the Native JDBC driver that is part of the IBM Developer Kit for Java (5770-JV1), and it can also be enabled for Db2 call level interface (CLI) requests. 

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    Posted: February 20, 2019 |

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