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Next Meeting - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - What you need to know when upgrading to IBM i 7.2 (7.1 & 6.1)

 

The New England Mid-Range Users Group is organized as a resource for users of IBM System i, i Series and AS/400 systems. If you were looking for the New England M User's Group (MUMPS) goto www.nemug.org


 

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: Sign in 5:15PM; Speaker 6:00-7:15PM, Dinner to follow
Place: Ambrosia Tavern, 116 Elm Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Topic: What you need to know when upgrading to IBM i 7.2 (7.1 & 6.1)
Speaker: Pete Massiello, iTech Solutions
Dinner: Shrimp Biryani with raisins, peas and cashews served with basmati rice; or Seared Chicken Rollantini stuffed with spinach, garlic, sun-dried tomato, and cheese served over penne alfredo topped with roasted red pepper pesto; or Sirloin Tips served with mushrooms, onions, baked potato and vegetables, or Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian with penne).  Also included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and coffee/tea.

Cost:  NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10.  Make check payable to: NEMUG.  Mail to Aurora Technologies, C/O NEMUG, 5 Old Nasonville Road, Harrisville, RI 02830 or register on the NEMUG web site, www.nemug.com and pay at the door.

R.S.V.P .  to Aurora Technologies.  Register on the web, www.nemug.com
 or e-mail aurora@auroratechedi.com
or call: (401) 765-3721, FAX. (401) 766-4591.  Include your name, company, e-mail address, number attending and your meal choice.  We must receive your reply no later than Friday, September 12, 2014.
 ** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, September 16, 2014. **


What you need to know when upgrading to IBM i 7.2 (7.1 & 6.1)

When doing an upgrade to IBM i, there is more work involved in the planning of the upgrade than in the actual upgrade itself.  When you have done the planning, the actual upgrade is simple.  We will cover planning tips, software & hardware pre-requisites, and then post installation requirements. Your upgrade isn’t complete until this last step is done.  While this presentation will focus on upgrading to 7.2, if you are upgrading to an earlier release (6.1 or 7.1), we will also address some of those issues.

Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, i5, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support.  He has held numerous technical positions throughout his career.  He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Advanced Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the US.  He is a member of IBM’s certification test writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in iSeries Design, Administration, Implementation, LPAR, and HMC management.  Pete has a BS in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven.  He is the immediate Past President of COMMON, a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker, and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world.  He also sits on the Board for NEUGC.


 

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Many Thanks to these Member Companies for Supporting NEMUG this Year!

A & H Worldwide
A.J. Oster
Aurora Technologies
Callico
Cape Cod Bay Systems
Compu-Call
FGX
Hart Engineering
IntelliChief
iTech
Jerry Perreault
Jewel Case Corporation
John Dowling
K & M Associates
NATCO
Sterngold
The Moore Company  

Message from the President

We held our annual planning meeting on July 18th, and as usual, all went well.  We talked shop, had a great meal, and were able to iron out topics and speakers for all of our meeting dates, with one exception.  But, I’m confident that we’ll get that booked as well.  Thanks to all who attended and contributed their ideas. 

Pete Massiello, is kicking off our 2014-2015 season, by teaching us “Everything you need to know to upgrade to IBMi.”  Pete is one of those people that excel at whatever they choose.  He’s been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM PowerSystems since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support; he’s held numerous technical positions throughout his career.  He is the President and founder of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Advanced Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the US.  He is a member of IBM’s certification test writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in iSeries Design, Administration, Implementation, LPAR, and HMC management. Pete has a BS in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven.  He has been a President of COMMON, a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker, and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world.  In 2011 IBM established the Champions Award for PowerSystems.  Pete was one of their first recipients.  Pete was re-elected President of Common in the spring of 2012 and his current term expires in the spring of 2015.  This session will illuminate what we need to know when upgrading to version 7.2 of IBM’s OS/400.  Pure and simple, if you’re moving to 7.2, you’ll want to attend this session.  Come and get the information you’ll need to migrate/upgrade to 7.2, from one of the industry’s leaders on the subject.  I’ve known Pete for a number of years now and it’s like I said before—Pete Massiello is in an elite class of high level professionals and I feel fortunate and honored to have him appear to deliver a presentation to us. 

Come teach us again Pete….

May The Force be with us!

Dick

COMMON 2014

To be held at the Lowes Royal Pacific Resort in Orlndo, FL.  There will be over 300 educational sessions as well as certification exams given.  For more information go to www.common.org/annualmeeting.  NEMUG is a member of COMMON and members receive a discount on the conference price.  If you plan on attending and your company is not a member, contact Faith Lamprey for our COMMON member ID.


NEMUG Officers

President, Dick Ferrara, NATCO
Vice President, Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company
Treasurer, Eileen Newell, FGX International
Secretary, Faith Lamprey, Aurora Technologies
  
 


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