New Video by Mark Taylor on the new IBM MQ V9

Mark Taylor of IBM Hursley UK has posted a video titled IBM MQ V9 Overview.

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Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Released

Ubuntu has just released Ubuntu v16.04.
http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/

Super-fast, easy to use and free, the Ubuntu operating system powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world. Ubuntu does everything you need it to. It’ll work with your existing PC files, printers, cameras and MP3 players. And it comes with thousands of free apps.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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Lee Wheaton will be Speaking at MQTC v2.0.1.6

Lee Wheaton of M&T Bank will doing a session at MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.6 (MQTC) called “Supporting IBM MQ on a Shoestring Budget”.

For more information about MQTC, please go to:
http://www.mqtechconference.com

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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IBM MQ V9 Released for Distributed Platforms

IBM has released IBM MQ V9:
http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=877&letternum=ENUSZP16-0205

Highlights:
– Web addressable access to the Client Channel Definition Table (CCDT)
– IBM MQ Managed File Transfer Protocol Bridge Enhancements
– New mode of operation for IBM MQ Advanced Message Security
– IBM MQ Advanced Message Security support for non-IBM Java™ Runtime Environments (JREs)
– LDAP authorizations on Microsoft™ Windows™ operating system
– Updated Resource Adapter for traditional WebSphere® Application Server
– UTF-16 code page support
– Enhanced application activity trace
– Performance monitoring API

Planned availability for IBM MQ V9 is June 2, 2016 for Electronic software delivery and June 17, 2016 for Physical media.

IBM MQ (aka WebSphere MQ) homepage
http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/ibm-mq

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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IBM MQ V9 for z/OS Released

IBM has released IBM MQ V9 for z/OS:
http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS216-206

Highlights:
– Increased number of active logs
– JMS support within CICS® OSGI Server
– JMS support within IMS™ server
– Additional pageset statistics
– Improved control of messages by using message expiry
– Sample for channel partner – client auditing
– Sample zOSMF workflows for Queue Manager and messaging artifact provisioning
– UTF-16 code page support

Planned availability for IBM MQ V9 for z/OS is June 17, 2016.

IBM MQ (aka WebSphere MQ) homepage
http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/ibm-mq

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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WebSphere MQ v7.1.0 End of Service Date

IBM has announced the end of service date for WebSphere MQ v7.1.0. The end of service date for WebSphere MQ v7.1.0 on distributed platforms (Linux, Unix, Windows and IBM i) is April 30, 2017. The official announcement can be found here:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg3c741503j17231u61

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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Visualizing a Queue Manager and Queue

And now for something completely different. The following comments are for your ‘right-brain’. :)

When you create documentation or presentations, how do you draw MQ queue managers and queues?

We all know what IBM uses for a queue manager – a yellow square with a single ‘U’ inside the square and for a queue, IBM uses a ‘U’ with an envelope inside.

I tend to draw a light blue colored square box with many ‘U’s inside the square and for a queue, I draw a ‘U’ with a ridge (i.e. like a bowl with a ridge or lip). Personally, I don’t like this design for a queue. I prefer the open box with many envelopes in it but it is hard to get many of those pictures in inside the square box for the queue manager. And when I am creating a small picture (of a queue manager), it is impossible to draw an ‘open boxed queue’ inside it.

So, close your eyes and let your right-brain speak. How do you visualize queue managers and queues?

Also, how do you differentiate queue managers in different environments. A company can have different environment where they run MQ. i.e. Sandbox, DEV, TEST, QA, UAT, PrePROD, PROD, etc.. Do you draw a queue manager for DEV differently than PROD? Or do you color-code them differently?

I have to create lots of document for products, this blog and presentations for MQTC, so I would like to hear from everyone about how they visualize or draw queue managers and queues across the different environments.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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MQTC v2.0.1.6 Silver Sponsor: NetFlexity

Capitalware would like to announce that NetFlexity is a Silver Sponsor of MQ Technical Conference v2.0.1.6 (MQTC).

For more information, please go to: http://www.mqtechconference.com

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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New Categories for my Blog

I frequently get asked to notify a particular customer of an update/issue/patch for a product. I used to send mass emails to all customers when I needed to notify them of something but I stopped doing this several years ago. Now I say ‘check my blog‘ to find the information.

I have created a bunch of new categories for my blog: 1 for each product. This will allow people to follow only what they are interested in. I just finished going through all 698 articles and adding the new categories where appropriate.

Hopefully, this will allow people to quickly find the information they are looking for.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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SQLite v3.12.0 Released

D. Richard Hipp has just released SQLite v3.12.0.
http://www.sqlite.org/news.html

SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain.

Regards,
Roger Lacroix
Capitalware Inc.

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