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Keep apprised of news, announcement and events with this handy reference to highlights and news links, organized by month.



December
z/VM V5.2 General Availability
December dates of significance for VM
  • December 16, 2005
    z/VM V5.2 General Availability
  • December 31, 2005
    z/VM V3.1 ends central service


November
Announcements:
  • Virtualization Engine, 08 November 2005
    IBM Virtualization Engine features IBM Director with Virtualization Engine Console, V5.10 and Virtualization Engine Enterprise Workload Manager, V2.1
    US   -   CANADA   -   EMEA and LA   -   AP

  • z/VM, 01 November 2005
    Revised transferability terms & conditions for IBM z/VM V5.2
    US   -   CANADA   -   EMEA and LA   -   AP

 
LP Migration matrix
The VM Licensed Products Migration Matrix for z/VM V5.2 has been updated.
(With thanks to Denny Refsnider)
 
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.1 and for z/VM 4.4 includes Oct. 2005 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
 
One-day meetings
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities for one-day events!


October
z/VM V5.2 Information
Suggested reading
Upcoming User Groups where you can hear product updates, technical presentations, and user experiences:
Announcements:
  • z/OS V1.7 Generally Available Sept. 30, 2005 ( US letter)


September
Future mainframers
The IBM Student Mainframe Contest This fall semester, IBM is running the Student Mainframe Contest across the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
No experience with mainframes is necessary. In fact, the contest is designed for students with little or no mainframe experience, increasing with difficulty as the contest progresses. Students just need to bring drive and competitive spirit and they will be ready to compete.
 
zSeries Expo - updated presentations
Thank you to those who attended, exhibited or played a role in another successful technical conference for zSeries. Presentations that are missing from the conference CD, or that speakers have updated and provided are available for download at: http://www/vm.ibm.com/events/zser0509.html, zSeries Expo presentations


August
Where to learn about z/VM V5.2 and new IBM System z9, and more...
Join us in San Francisco, Califormia for the zSeries Expo, a week of zSeries education, Sept. 19-23, 2005. Hear the latest about zSeries servers, storage, z/OS, z/VSE, z/VM and Linux on zSeries
All sessions are presented in English. The conference is open to customers worldwide, IBMers, and business partners.

Attendees receive a CD with copies of the presentation handouts. Handouts that didn't make the CD or that have been update since the CD was cut are posted here:
2005 zSeries Expo - updated handouts
http://www.vm.ibm.com/events/zser0509.html
 
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.1 and for z/VM 4.4 includes August 2005 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
August 23, 2005 announcements
z/VM V5.2 News
Hear the replay of the IBM System z9 Teleconference
A New and Exciting Approach to Systems for Your Business
Listen by calling: 1-888-203-1112 with confirmation code: 3328541
 
Roadshows
Upcoming User Groups


July
Tune in to the zSeries Teleconference
July 26, 2:00 PM EDT
A New and Exciting Approach to Systems for Your Business
REGISTER: Online or call 1-800-289-0579 with confirmation code 3328541.
 
July 25, 2005 Announcements
Universities and zSeries Press Release
IBM Academic Initiative Boosts Mainframe Community, Helps Plug Projected Skills Gap
Program Expands to 150 Universities Around the Globe; IBM Connects Generation Y With Baby Boomers to Train the Mainframe Experts of the 21st Century ARMONK, NY -- Jul 14, 2005
 
One-day meetings
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities for one-day events!


June
Suggested reading
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.1 and for z/VM 4.4 includes June 2005 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
Attention Software Developers (ISVs)
Are you considering porting your application or product to Linux? Hear the replay of a June 2 teleconference about IBM eServer Application Advantage for Linux (Chiphopper TM)
One-day meetings
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities for one-day events!


May
SDO Updates
The SDO for z/VM 5.1 and for z/VM 4.4 includes April 2005 service.
(With thanks to Zachery Korpela and Barbara Johnson)
Events and Education
Many events and classes have been added to the Events and Education calendar.
New z/VM course
The newest z/VM class is open for enrollment
z/VM RACF and DIRMAINT Implementation (ZV200)
Listen to zSeries Teleconference
One-day meetings
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities for one-day events!


April
Attention Software Developers (ISVs)
Are you considering porting your application or product to Linux? Take a look at the IBM eServer Application Advantage for Linux (Chiphopper TM)
VM LP Migration Matrix
View April 25, 2005 updates to the matrix
HCM/HCD for z/VM
View April 2005 service updates
One-day meetings
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are opportunities for one-day events!
Listen to zSeries Teleconference
Enroll today in the zSeries Technical Conference!
Join us in Innsbruck, Austria for a week of zSeries education April 11-15, 2005. Hear the latest about zSeries servers, storage, z/OS, z/VM and Linux on zSeries
All sessions are presented in English. The conference is open to customers worldwide, IBMers, and business partners.
 


March
One-day updates
Below are opportunities for one-day events!
Tune in to these zSeries Teleconferences
  • March 1:
    Achieving Near-Continuous Availability with zSeries Solutions
  • March 8:
    IBM Tivoli s customer-driven roadmap for end-to-end zSeries infrastructure management and what it means for you!
  • March 23:
    Consolidate Oracle Databases on zSeries Linux
Redbook Residency
SDO Updates
Customer references and stories
zJournal article
Information Builders Announces Results for WebFOCUS On Linux On zSeries


February
Suggested reading
Announcements:


January
Announcement: January 25, 2005
IBM eServer zSeries 990 and 890 enhancements, including FICON Express2
( US & LA: 105-012   CAN: A05-0048   EMEA: ZG05-0158)

Updates for Jan. 25, 2005 Announcement

One-day updates
Consider spending a day with one of the regional user groups for VM and Linux updates and to connect with colleagues. Below are three opportunities for one-day events!
Suggested reading




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Mark your calendar !
Oct. 13-17, 2008 !
Attend the IBM System z Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada
 
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