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IBM i Edition • April 18, 2018
The Power of Prototypes for RPG
Prototypes are a hot topic that most RPGers know a little about because they are required for coding program and procedure calls in free format RPG. However, we find that many don't fully understand prototyping and the true value that they bring to the table.    
Read more about what's possible with prototypes →
Fixes for a PowerHA Issue
If you use PowerHA, Rob McNelly recommends checking to see if you're on an affected level. Find out more about the issue and fixes. 
Read Rob McNelly's full AIXchange blog →
As an IT professional, you may not be interested in query and reporting software, and that’s fine. Because while NGS-IQ can save you time, it really shines in the hands of the people you support.
Request a demo or Trial. →
Celebrating IBM i at POWERUp2018
This year we're celebrating the 30th anniversary of IBM i, so it makes sense that we'll have a number of #IBMi30 events at COMMON's POWERUp2018 conference in San Antonio, Texas. 
Read Steve Will's full You and i blog →
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Trapping the Elusive Error With AIX Kernal Tracing

Every computer administrator must deal with error conditions. This is because every operating system, database and application experiences its own particular types of annoyances. Learning how to combat these conditions requires a combination of experience and instinct.

Error conditions can manifest on a regular, recurring schedule, or at totally random times. They may occur in a few microseconds, or over the span of several full seconds. Many are harmless, but some are capable of bringing down an entire production environment. Within the context of performance, however, error conditions are rarely benign; there are only degrees of the adverse effects they can impose on a system.

Discover more about kernal tracing  →
LPAR2RRD can help you with migration to POWER9
Collect performance data from all your LPARs just from HMC and use as baseline for sizing of a new hardware.
Download and run LPAR2RRD now! →
10 Hidden Gems of BRMS for IBM i
Content by HelpSystems and IBM
Insider tech tips on the most helpful features of Backup, Recovery and Media Services for i (BRMS). LEARN MORE →


Data Analysis Got You Down? Unleash Your Analytics With Db2 Web Query for i
Content by IBM in partnership with Information Builders
Stuck in the Query/400 quagmire? Leverage Db2 for i query acceleration technologies, empower your end users, and get IT out of the report writing business! Get a quick start with the EZ-Install package. LEARN MORE →


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Northeast User Group Conference: NEUGC is the largest technical conference in New England for IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, Power Systems). Don't miss this annual opportunity to learn and network, April 23-25.
IBM Systems Technical University: Grow your skills with in-depth technical training at the IBM Systems Technical University in Orlando, Florida, April 30 – May 4, 2018. Learn how you can harness the power of IBM Systems solutions to help turn your IT challenges into successes. Event will feature IBM Z, IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage.
POWERUp18: Common User Group’s annual meeting and exposition is the best way to stay up-to-date on the latest Power Systems and IBM i skills and information. Join us May 20-23, 2018 for Power Systems education, networking, and fun. Learn new skills to transform your job and career.
TUG Technical Education Conference 2018: Join the Toronto User Group for its Technical Education Conference (TEC) May 30-31 at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel.
Two days and six tracks of the best in technical education for the IBM i platform.
International i-Power Conference is back in Milton Keynes: International i-Power is on June 12-13 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes.
The conference is organized by the UK’s IBM i User Group i-UG.
Michigan IBM Power Systems Technical Education Conference: The 13th Annual Michigan IBM i Technical Education Conference is June 14 – the Midwest’s premier IBM Power Systems educational and networking event with world-class presenters.
Choose from over 50 sessions; at VisTa Tech Center, Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI.
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