October 2019 Newsletter

This newsletter includes:

    • Where has the year gone? I can’t believe the summer is over, and it is November next week. Quite a few things have been going on, first I enjoyed being a speaker at IBM’s Technical University 2 weeks ago in Las Vegas, meeting and talking with so many IBM i professionals is always a highlight of any conference. I spoke on 5 different IBM i System Administration topics, from OS upgrades, performance, HMC, backup/recovery, and IBM i virtualization partitions.

    • Secondly, IBM i 7.3 Technology Refresh 6 (TR6) and IBM i 7.4 Technology Refresh 1 (TR1) were announced the same week as TechU and will be available on November 16, 2019. This refresh includes many enhancements to improve further the reliability, availability and security of your IBM i environment. Some of the major enhancements are focused on DB2 Mirror for IBM i, modernization, increased security, and support for new hardware. Laurie has some more details in an article in this month’s newsletter.