Day: February 12, 2017

February 14, 2017 Announcement

Love is certainly in the air today, as IBM announces two new Technology Refreshes and a small new Power System for IBM i, known as the S812.

For those people who follow IBM i closely, you will notice that it is a bit earlier than normal (April and October) for IBM to deliver Technology Refreshes (TR), these were announced earlier than normal as they are needed for the new S812 machine.  But it seems that the same levels of enhancements are in the new TRs as we have become used to seeing every spring and fall. Announced today is TR2 for IBM i 7.3, and TR6 for IBM i 7.2.   Again, hats off to the developers in Rochester for all their hard work.  There are new Database Enhancements along the lines of JSON Query Predicates, List Aggregation built-in functions, SQL RPG Precompiler enhancements to generate Free Format code, and new LTRIM/RTRIM built-in functions. Enhanced processing of Index Advice. New IBM i Services for Message Queue Information, Object Privileges, Authorization List information, Set PASE Shell information, User Information, Reset Table Index statistics, and License Information.  In the area of Systems Management, we have yet another new version of IBM

i Java based Access Client Solutions (ACS version 1.1.7).…

February 2017 Newsletter

This newsletter includes:

  • Configuring QNTC
  • Converting File Transfers for Access Client Solutions
  • Where is IBM i 7.1 on the lifecycle?
  • IBM announces a new smaller Power8 the S812
  • Release Levels and PTFs

I hope you got a chance to read our Valentines Day edition of the iTech Solutions Newsletter, where we talked about the new Technology Refreshes for IBM i 7.2 and 7.3.  Notice there isn’t anything new for 7.1.  Read the 3rd article in the newsletter on the 7.1 life cycle, and where we think it is. IBM needs to make a stand on IBM i 7.1, either drop support or add security enhancements it has put into 7.2.  If you are on either IBM i 6.1 or 7.1, you should be looking at upgrading to either IBM i 7.2 or 7.3.…