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Meeting Date
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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at the Fox Hollow Inn and Conference Center, Briar Fox room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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5:00pm: Selecting your POWER Systems hosting environment

Larry Bolhuis
Frankeni Technology Consulting

Presentation Description

When virtualizaing IBM POWER Systems you have two primary choices for the hosting environment, VIOS and IBM i. Each of these offers strengths and each has some weaknesses. In this session we'll go over more than 40 comparison points putting the two hosting choices side by side. Well cover technical capabilities as well as usability and visual items. We'll look at costs and requirements for each host.
Come and select your choice for a hosting partition or confirm that you've gone down the right track.
Learning Objectives:
What requirements would lead you to select VIOS as your hosting environment What requirements would lead you to select IBM i as your hosting environment WHat are the costs or need-to-knows for each of the two hosts.

About Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis began learning about computers in the 70's from his father and never quit. His deep experience with the IBM i platform stretches all the way back to the S/34, S/36, and AS/400. Since then hes specialized on the successor systems first as a developer and now as a system designer, implementer and administrator. Today he works on IBM Power systems specializing in IBM i but also with AIX, Linux and PowerVM (including VIOS) on the platform. Larry is the owner and Chief i-entist of Frankeni Technology Consulting, and also Co-President with Pete Massiello at iInTheCloud, LLC. In his 20+ years as an IBM Business Partner, Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest projects, and everything in between. He has been involved in many Early Release and Beta programs with IBM Rochester. In addition to holding more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i, and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert, Larry is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests. Larry is a frequent, award-winning speaker at user groups around North America, covering systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a longtime volunteer and speaker with COMMON, which has awarded him Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals and the Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor. In addition, Larry is the current President of COMMON.



8:00pm: CL ENHANCEMENT V5R3 TO i 7.1 AND BEYOND.

Larry Bolhuis
Frankeni Technology Consulting

Presentation Description

Get a detailed look at the enhancements brought to the CL language from i5/OS V5R3 through IBM i 7.1. See examples of the new functions like DOFOR, DOWHILE, DOUNTIL and SELECT, and how they allow programming CL in a much more structured format. Learn about the many new process flow options and variable types in the CL language such as integer, signed integer, and pointer variables and how to use them . Get tips and tricks to simplify the compiling of CL programs and command objects. Find out how to provide direct feedback to IBM on your needs for the CL language -- they want to know if these changes are helping you and what to enhance next.
Learning Objectives:
-What IBM has added to the language in the last several releases. -How to leverage some of these enhancements to better access user spaces and APIs -What IBM has added to Command objects in recent releases.

About Larry Bolhuis

Larry Bolhuis began learning about computers in the 70's from his father and never quit. His deep experience with the IBM i platform stretches all the way back to the S/34, S/36, and AS/400. Since then hes specialized on the successor systems first as a developer and now as a system designer, implementer and administrator. Today he works on IBM Power systems specializing in IBM i but also with AIX, Linux and PowerVM (including VIOS) on the platform. Larry is the owner and Chief i-entist of Frankeni Technology Consulting, and also Co-President with Pete Massiello at iInTheCloud, LLC. In his 20+ years as an IBM Business Partner, Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest projects, and everything in between. He has been involved in many Early Release and Beta programs with IBM Rochester. In addition to holding more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i, and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert, Larry is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests. Larry is a frequent, award-winning speaker at user groups around North America, covering systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a longtime volunteer and speaker with COMMON, which has awarded him Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals and the Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor. In addition, Larry is the current President of COMMON.